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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.

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

Call Us – 01202 740950 

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Admissions Policy 2019/2020
Admissions Policy 2020/2021
Supplementary Information Form 2020/2021
School Tours

Tours of the school are held on a fortnightly basis with our Assistant Headteacher.

Please call us on 01202 740950 or email in order to secure your place.

School tours are not interviews and do not affect any decision regarding the availability of a place.  

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

The deadline to apply for a Year 7 place for September 2020 has now passed. All late applications will be seen after the National Allocation Day of 2nd March 2020.

Applications for Year 7, 2021-22 will open on the 1st September 2020 and you will have until 31st October 2020 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 (SIF) for St Edward’s School. Please note that we cannot accept any supporting letters in lieu of a SIF.

The Published Admissions Number (PAN) for year 7 intake in 2020-21 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 meats 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