Starting school

Catchment area

   School Transport

When does my child need to start school?

If your child’s birth date is between: Apply for a school place in: Start school in:
1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011 September 2014 September 2015
1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012 September 2015 September 2016
1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 September 2016 September 2017

A child is of compulsory school age at the start of the school term following their 5th birthday.

Dorset County Council Guidance on how to apply for a school place:

General Admissions Advice from Dorset County Council

Apply for a place online

School admissions team contact details

Dorset County Council

School Admissions

County Hall, Colliton Park

Dorchester, DT1 1XJ

Telehone: 01305 221060

Fax: 01305 228635


Abbey School’s Admission Policy