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Witchampton CofE First School


Admissions Policy

Witchampton C of E First School is a small, church school for pupils aged 4 – 9, maintained by Wimborne Academy Trust.

The admission policy for this school is detailed below at the bottom of this page:


Children Starting School in September 2023

Parents/carers of Reception age children starting school in September 2023 should apply for a place through the local authority in which they live.  Click on the link for the relevant Dorset County Council web pages and catchment area maps:

Dorset LA Admissions information.

Tours of the School

We are always delighted to show parents around the school and answer any questions they might have. Please telephone the school on 01258 840684 to arrange a tour. In most cases the Headteacher will accompany parents on school tours.

For new pupils due to start school in September, tours are available during the Autumn Term. Please telephone the school office on 01258 840684 to book a tour place.


Children Joining Our School At Any Time Other than the Start of Reception Year

We welcome applications from parents for their children to join our school at any time. If the school place you are seeking for your child is required during the school year, you will still need to apply via the local authority in which you live. Click on the links above to be taken to the Dorset Local Authority web pages.

Parents are asked to note the following information regarding School Admission Arrangements:

Witchampton C of E First School is a member of the Wimborne Academy Trust partnership of schools.This is a vibrant and exciting family of schools, driven to provide high quality education and to fully support the local and wider community. 

Admissions Appeals

Click here for information about how to appeal an admissions refusal.


Useful Admissions Information

Click here to read the School Admissions Code 

Click here to read the School Admissions Appeals Code