How you can apply for your child to be admitted to our school
As our school is an academy, the school determines its own admission arrangements. The criteria for admissions to our school can be viewed below and are also published in our school prospectus and admissions policy. You can view both these documents on this website (see links at the bottom of this page).
The Local Authority publishes a composite admissions prospectus on their website each year, which gives information about how parents can apply for a school of their choice. Parents have a right to express a preference for the school of their choice and they should do so on the application form. Expressing a preference does not in itself guarantee a place at this school. Application forms can be obtained online (see link below), from the school, or from Children’s Services at the Town Hall. The forms should be completed and returned by the date stipulated.
In this area, children enter school in the academic year they become five. There is one admissions date per year, early in September (i.e. at the start of the school year). Therefore, parents who would like their child to be admitted to this school during the year their child is five should ensure that they complete the necessary preference form by the closing date in January.
St Michael’s Admissions Criteria
The Admissions Criteria are listed below in priority order
Children who are “Looked After” by the Local Authority
Children living in the designated catchment area of the school who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission
(see note A below)
Children living in the designated catchment area of the school
Children living outside the designated catchment area of the school who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission
(See note A below)
Children living outside the catchment area as defined by the Local Authority and who regularly attend the church of St Michael, Poole Hill or the church of St John, Surrey Road.
(see note B below)
Children living outside the catchment area of the school who live closest to the school as measured by straight-line distance
A) Brothers and sisters are defined as half or full brother or sister, adoptive brother or sister and the children of parents who are married or cohabiting, where the parents and children live together in the same household
B) Applicants seeking admission under category 5 will be required to supply evidence from the Vicar of the relevant Parish of being practising members of the faith. Regular attendance is considered to be at least fortnightly demonstrated over a period of at least 12 months before the closing date set by the Local Authority for return of applications
How do I apply for a school transfer to St Michael’s during the academic year?
If your child is already attending a school but you wish to apply for a place at St Michael’s, you will need to complete an application form and submit it to the Bournemouth Admissions Services Team.
If you would like information or advice about the process please contact Bournemouth Borough Council’s Children and Education department on 01202 456222.