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Initio Learning Trust is the Admission Authority for all Trust schools. However, the day to day administration of admission applications is managed for each school by the relevant local authority's School Admissions Team.  You can find out more about applying for a place at a Initio Learning Trust school on their website here.

Children transferring to Middle School in September 2024 - How to Apply

Children transfer to middle school at the end of year 4. If your child is already in a Dorset school, information will be sent via your child’s school during the Autumn term before your child transfers. Parents will need to make an application using the required application form online through the local authority in which they reside.

Dorset residents should contact Dorset Council's School Admissions Team.  Click on the link below for the relevant Dorset Council web pages and catchment area maps:

Apply for a school place - Dorset Council

They can also be contacted as follows:

Main switchboard: 01305 221000
Text phone: 01305 267933

Dorset Council
County Hall
Colliton Park

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole residents should contact the BCP Council School Admissions Team.  Please click on the link below for more information: 

BCP Council - School Admissions


In-year Admissions Arrangements

We welcome applications from parents and guardians for their children to join Initio Learning Trust schools at any time. If the school place you are seeking for your child is required during the school year, please contact the appropriate School Admissions Team using the links above. 

Click here for information about Dorset Council's In-Year Coordination scheme

Click here for information about moving school during the school year (in year admissions).


Useful Admissions Information

Click here to read the School Admissions Code 2021

Click here to read the School Admissions Appeals Code 2022


Feeder Schools

Our main feeder schools are:

Henbury View First School

Rushcombe First School

Springdale First School

Sturminster Marshall First School


Appeal Guidance

For information about how to appeal a school place refusal, please follow the links below:

School Admission Appeals - BCP Council

Appeal a School Admission Decision - Dorset Council