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Allenbourn Middle School


Allenbourn Middle School admits children between the ages of 9 and 13 (Year 5 to Year 8) and is part of Wimborne Academy Trust.

We are always delighted to show parents/carers around the school and to answer any questions you might have. Please telephone the school office on 01202 886738 to arrange a tour and meet the Headteacher or member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Applications for children who will be joining the school at the start of Year 5 in September  

If you are applying for a place as part of the usual transfer process from Year 4 to Year 5, applications should be made via School Admissions at Dorset County Council. Please visit the School Admissions pages on the Dorset for You website where details about applying for a school place, policies, catchment areas and contact details can be found.

Telephone queries can be made on 01305 221060

Applications for children joining our school at any other time other than the start of Year 5 

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

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

Dorset LA Admissions information.

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

Allenbourn Middle School is a member of the Wimborne Academy 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. 

Important: 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.

Useful Admissions Information

Click here for the Appeals Timetable 2017-18
Click here to read the School Admissions Code 2014
Click here to read the School Admissions Appeals Code 2012