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Hayeswood First School


Admissions Policy

Hayeswood First School is a community school for pupils aged 4 – 9, maintained by Initio Learning Trust.

The admission policy for this school is detailed below: please click on the link:

Catchment Area

Click here to view a map of Hayeswood First School's catchment area and that of neighbouring schools.

Children Starting School in September 2024

Parents of Reception age children starting school in September 2024 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 School Admission Information

Tours of the School for Parents of New Pupils

We are welcoming parents to join us for an open morning on Tuesday 7th November 2023. Please telephone the school on 01202 882379 to book a place, or email 

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 link below to be taken to the Dorset Local Authority web pages:

Dorset LA School Admissions information.

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

Hayeswood First School is a member of the Initio Learning 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. 

In-year applications

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).


Admissions Appeals

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

Click here for the admissions appeals timetable.


Useful Admissions Information

Click here to read the School Admissions Code 2021
Click here to read the School Admissions Appeals Code 2022