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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 Initio Learning Trust.  Initio Learning Trust is the Admission Authority for all Trust schools. However, the day-to-day administration of admission applications is managed by the relevant local authority's School Admissions Team.  You can find out more about applying for a place at an Initio Learning Trust school on their website here.

We are always delighted to show parents and 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.

Children transferring to Middle School in September 2024 - How to Apply

Children transfer to middle school at the end of Year 4.  If your child is already in a Dorset school, information will be sent via your child's school during the Autumn term before your child transfers.  Parents will need to make an application using the required application form online through the local authority in which they reside.

Dorset residents should contact Dorset Council's School Admissions Team.  Click on the link below for the relevant Dorset Council web pages and catchment area maps:

Apply for a school place - Dorset Council

They can also be contacted as follows:

Main switchboard: 01305 221000

Text phone: 01305 267933

Dorset Council
County Hall
Colliton Park

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole residents should contact the BCP Council School Admissions Team.  Please click on the link below for more information.

BCP Council School - Admissions

In-year Admissions Applications

We welcome applications from parents and carers for their children to join Initio Learning Trust schools at any time.  If the school place you are seeking for your child is required during the school year, please contact the appropriate School Admissions Team using the links above.

Admissions Appeals

Click here for information about how to appeal an admissions refusal (Dorset Council).

Click here for the admissions appeals timetable (Dorset Council).

For more information about how to appeal a school place refusal in the BCP Council area, please follow the link below:

School Admission Appeals - BCP Council

Useful Admissions Information

Click here to read the School Admissions Code 2021

Click here to read the School Admissions Appeals Code 2022