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Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

'Knowing we are loved, we learn and grow to be the best that we can be.'

Admission Arrangements

Admissions Authority

Blandford St Mary CE Primary School is an Academy that is part of the Blandford Education Trust.  For purposes of admission arrangements, the Local Governing Body of Blandford St Mary CE Primary School is the admission authority responsible for admission decisions in connection with the school.


Admissions Policy

Below is the school's admissions policy for 2016-2017,  2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 are below. Our admission policy states our oversubscription criteria.





Admissions Policy 2016-2017

Admission Policy 2017 - 2018

Admission Policy 2018 - 2019

Admissions Policy 2019-2020

Admissions Policy 2020-2021

In Year Applications

All in year applications should be made through Dorset Admissions.


We encourage you to contact the school if you are interested in viewing the school.  We will then arrange for the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher to show you around the school and answer any questions that you may have.



The Local Authority will act on behalf of the school for all appeals regarding admissions.

For more information, including an online appeals form and an appeals timetable of dates, please see Dorset School Admission Appeals page on Dorset for You.



School Catchment Area

You can find an interactive map of the school catchment area through Dorset for You:

Important Admission Dates for 2019-2020

Timetable for School Admissions



1st  September 2019


  National opening date for Primary schools applications.

15th January 2020


  National closing date for primary school applications.



16th April 2020



 Applications received by the 15th January 2020 will be informed of  

 their outcome on the 16th April 2020.



17th May 2020



  Applications received after the 15th January 2020 but before the

  15th April will be treated as a late application. Outcomes will be

  sent on the 15th May 2020.



Transfer to Secondary and Upper School

Applications open 1st September 2019


Applications to be submitted by:  31st October 2019

Offer date:     29th March 2020


Applications submitted on or before 28th February 2020:

Offer date:     29th March 2020.


Applications after 28th February 2020:

 Offer date:     As soon as possible after 29th March 2020