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As a joint church school between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth and the Church of England Diocese of Salisbury

As a joint church school between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth and the Church of England Diocese of Salisbury, our primary aim is to provide an education that supports parents and carers from our dioceses with their responsibility to share their faith with their children. We believe that the spiritual development of young people is best supported if home, school and the church community the family belong to, work together for the benefit of the young person.


APPLICATIONS FOR 2022-23 IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 – Evidence of Religious Practice

We would like to reassure all parents and carers that we are very conscious of the present situation and its effect on this aspect of our Admissions Policy, as lockdown has closed churches and thus has implication for the over-subscription criteria within St Edward’s Admission Policy.

In light of this, have been able to amend our 2022-23 Admissions Policy to reflect the closure of churches as follows:

In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church (or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship) has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of (these) admission arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church (or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship) or alternative premises have been available for public worship.

The applications window for a place in our school from September 2022 opens on 1st September 2021 and the Supplementary Information Form will be available from that date.  Copies can be found on this website, the BCP Council website and in hard copy from our main reception.

Please contact if we can help you with any queries.

Our prospectus gives further information about our school, and we are happy to help with all admissions queries.  Please contact our Admissions Department on

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Admissions Policy 2020/2021
Admissions Policy 2021/2022
Admissions Policy 2022/2023
Supplementary Information Form 2021/2022

In normal circumstances, we would ask parents to post or deliver their completed Supplementary Information Forms into the Admissions Department at the Dolphin Centre in Poole. Unfortunately, this office remains closed at the moment and staff are working remotely. Therefore we ask that any completed SIF’s for 2021-22 applications either be emailed to or handed in to our main reception, marked for the attention of Lucy Mitchell, Admissions Officer. If you choose to post your SIF, we highly recommend that you use Special Delivery in order to guarantee its safe arrival as we cannot be held responsible for any forms that may be lost in transit.

Finally, a reminder that your completed SIF will need to be with us by 31st October 2020.

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School Tours

Due to the current situation School Tours are currently unavailable.

Please call us on 01202 740950 or email if you require any further information regarding admissions.

How to Apply for a Place at St Edward’s (Year 7 – 11)

The deadline to apply for a Year 7 place for September 2021 has now passed. All late applications will be seen after the National Allocation Day of 1st March 2021.

Applications for Year 7, 2022-23 will open on the 1st September 2021 and you have until 31st October 2021 to submit your application, If you are a Poole resident, please submit your application via Poole School Admissions, otherwise it is sent to your current Local Authority. If you are applying under religious grounds, you should also complete the Supplementary Information Form 9SIF) for St Edward’s School. This will be available from this website from 1st September 2021. Please note that we cannot accept any supporting letters in lieu of a SIF.

The Published Admissions Number (PAN) for Year 7 intake in 2022-23 is 182.

To apply for places within the academic year, please contact the school directly in the first instance via Mrs Lucy Mitchell, Admissions and Attendance Officer, who will be able to advise on your situation and send you a copy of the Admissions Policy.

If your preference for a place at St Edward’s is for religion we will also require a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) to be completed. A decision will be made based on our admissions criteria and if a place is available, a meeting will be arranged with the relevant Director of Learning in order to confirm arrangements for admission.

If a place is refused because the year group is full you will be provided with your child’s position on the waiting list. You also have a right to appeal against this decision and details on this process can be found below.

Parents will be contacted as soon as a place becomes available for their child, but should be aware that a child’s place on the waiting list may go up or down if an application is subsequently received that meets a higher criterion than their own.

Waiting Lists

Where waiting lists are held, BCP Council will ensure any places that become available are offered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria within the published admissions policy of the school.

Waiting lists expire on the 31 August each year. Parents and carers must submit a new application if they wish their child to remain on the waiting list for the next academic year. Applications for a new waiting list can be submitted from 1 June each year.


Details of the over-subscription criteria can be found on page 2 of our Admissions policy.

Moving Schools or require further information?

If you would like to apply for a place mid year or require further information on Admissions for Years 7-11, please contact our Admissions Department on 01202 740950 or

Alternatively you can visit the Borough of Poole website at or contact Schools Admissions on 01202 261936 or email


Should it not be possible for you to gain a place for your child you may use the right to appeal.  If you wish to appeal for a place please contact our Admissions Department on 01202 740950 or email for an Appeal Application form and guidance notes.

Alternatively you can download the appeal form and appeal advice by clicking the links below.

Appeal Form – 2 Stage – Jan 2020 St Edward’s
School Appeal Advice 2020

Appeals Timetable for Secondary School places
Year 7 – September 2020

Offer letters posted to parents/carers on National Offer Day by Local Authority
1 March 2020

Deadline for acceptance of offer by parent/carer
15 March 2020

Deadline for lodging an on-time admission appeal
12 April 2020

Appeal Hearing Dates
Between 7 May and 20 June 2020

  • Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date
  • You will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of your appeal hearing date. School days do not include school holidays, inset days, bank holidays or weekends.
  • Appeal are normally heard during the daytime on weekdays and are not normally heard in school holidays. Where there are a number of parents all appealing for places at the same school, the hearings may go over a number of days.
  • The school’s case will be dispatched to you and the Panel members at least 5 working days before the start of the appeal hearing
  • Additional evidence may be submitted up to 5 working days before the hearing
  • Any additional evidence received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing. The Appeal Panel must decide whether it should be considered taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing
  • Following the hearing, decision letters will be sent, where possible, within five school days of the end of the hearing
  • Appeal hearings for in-year places will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

St Edward’s School Term Dates

St Edward’s School Term Dates