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Hayeswood First School

2018/19 School Admission Arrangements Update

Important: 2018/19 School Admission Arrangements update

Wimborne Academy Trust has been considering the redevelopment of its school Admission Arrangements, in conjunction with partner schools and the Local Authority. The intention had been to revise admission arrangements for the 2018/19 school year. However, as the Trust is committed to only introducing revised admission arrangements when new policy and practice can be established which genuinely benefits the local community and the schools, this will not now happen.

Following various discussions, a working party with representatives from partner schools and Dorset CC has concluded that there is currently insufficient detail available to accurately inform the factors which influence the development of school admission arrangements. Especially concerning the level of housing development, which remains somewhat volatile and affects pupil forecasts and the appropriateness of catchment boundaries. Consequently, a cross-partner decision has been taken to continue operating with the current published school Admission Arrangements until at least 2019/20. This will allow sufficient time for further work to be undertaken in order that the most appropriate solution is developed for future use.