Secondary School Transition

Information for our current Year 5s (posted July 2021)

Please find below information for the parents/carers of current Year 5 children. BCP council have produced a PowerPoint presentation along with a list of FAQs and useful information for parents/carers who will be thinking about the transfer to secondary school in September 2022.

Year 5 – Moving up to Secondary School. Admissions Services.

Key Dates for Year 5 – Applications for Secondary School


2021 Secondary Allocation (posted 4th October 2020)

Dear Parents/carers,

As you know, the process for children to move up to secondary school has begun and applications are being accepted at BCP. A letter is  attached for you below. This letter contains information concerning the application process for obtaining places at secondary schools for September 2021, please read this carefully.

If you have registered your child for any academic tests, this is not the same as making an application. You will still need to apply by the closing date which is Saturday 31 October 2020. If you do not get your application in on time you may stand less chance of getting your preferred school. You must apply through the Local Authority where you live, even if your preferred school is in another area. If you live in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole you can apply at: or ask for a paper form from Children’s Information Service on 01202 456222 or

If you need to make any changes after you have submitted your application (e.g. change of address or preferences) you must notify the School Admissions Team in writing or by email. If you apply online we will not be aware of any changes you make once we have downloaded your application. We can only accept one application for each child. Where parents are separated it is essential that
agreement is reached by both parents concerning the school(s) named on the form.
If you need any help with your application please contact us on 01202 456222 or

Parents can apply online at or request a paper application form from BCP Council.

2021 Secondary Allocation Information

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