Most of our children transfer to The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis, and some move on to Colyton Grammar School. Our admissions are administered by Dorset County Council. Visits to the school are welcome, and we encourage parents to come and see the school and meet the Head and staff.

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Dorset School’s Admission Appeals Timetable

Local Authority to publish appeals: 28 February

  1. For a parent to submit an Appeal:At least 20 school days from the parent receiving notice of the refusal of a place
  2. at a school.
  3. Notice of the Appeal Hearing: At least 10 school days before the hearing
  4. Appellants (usually the parents) to submit evidence
  5. Admission Authority (the school) to submit their evidence 8 school days before the Appeal hearing.
  6. The Clerk (the person organising the appeal) sends Appeal papers to parents, the panel and the school.                                
  7. 5 school days before the Appeal - additional evidence from the Appellants. (Sometimes the Appellants wish to provide additional information after seeing all the papers)
  8. Decision letters sent to the Appellants.  Within 5 school days of the hearing (wherever possible) (The letter that informs the Appellant if their Appeal has been Upheld or refused)
  9. For applications made in the normal way. Admissions Round Appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals (see a. above)
  10. For In Year and Late Applications - Within 30 school days of the Appeal (those that came in after the deadline being lodge and have not been decided by the offer date) Appeals must be heard.

Admission Appeals:

  • Must always be heard by a properly trained, competent, experienced and knowledgeable, independent panel
  • Have an independent Clerk to the Appeal Panel present, who has a clear understanding and knowledge of the School Admissions Code and the School Admission Appeals Code and can offer Guidance to the panel.


Marshwood Admissions Policy 2016.doc156 KB
Marshwood Admissions Policy 2017268.95 KB
Marshwood Primary Admissions Policy 2018.pdf103.28 KB
In_Year_Application_Form Dorset.pdf100.04 KB
2019-20 Marshwood Primary Admissions Policy Draft.pdf102.96 KB