Admission Process

Parents who wish to apply for a place at Hampreston School must complete the Common Application Form in line with the Local Authority Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and state Hampreston C.E. V.A. First School as one of their preferences.


Applications should be made on-line or by post on the application form available on the Local Authority website by the date published by Dorset County Council.  Click on the Dorset For You School Admissions button below to take you to the Dorset Council's 'Apply for a School Place' page.

Amendment to our Admissions Policy since 2021/22

Along with other church schools, the School requested an amendment to the wording of our Admissions Policy for 2021/22 to clarify the position regarding regular church attendance for faith applications.  The change made it clear that monthly church attendance during the COVID-19 lockdown had not been possible.  The previous wording required faith applicants to have attended church regularly for a minimum period of 12 months prior to application.  The change has clarified that this requirement does not apply to periods when the church was unavailable for public worship. The amendment to the 2021/22 policy was  approved by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.  This amendment has also been included in the subsequent admissions policies.


The amended policy has replaced the previous version on the 'Hampreston Admissions Policy 2021/22 link below.

In-Year Applications

The School is part of our Local Authority's In-Year Co-Ordination Scheme.  Any person wishing to apply for an in-year place at the School should therefore contact Dorset Council (our Local Authority) for an application form.  The Local Authority will liaise with the School to ensure that any in-year applications are processed in accordance with our admission arrangements.  Please click on the following link for details of how to apply using the online application form.


Dorset Council also acts on behalf of the School for all appeals regarding admissions.  For more information, including an online Appeals Form and an appeals timetables of dates, please see Dorset School Admission Appeals page using the following link