School Admission Arrangements for 2023/2024

Dorset Council are running the annual consultation on the School Admission Arrangements for 2023/2024 with effect from Monday 29th November 2021 to Sunday 23rd January 2022.

Details of the consultation will be available to view at

Responses must be submitted either in writing to School Admissions Team, Dorset Council, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ or by email to by Sunday 23rd January 2022.

Upon the conclusion of the consultation period, all responses will be considered carefully and a report will be presented to Dorset Council’s Cabinet meeting on 1st March 2022.

As a parent of a child attending a Dorset school, you have the opportunity to comment, if you wish to do so.

The key dates for the consultation are set out below:

  • 29th November 2021 – Dorset LA consultation begins
  • 23rd January 2022 – Dorset LA consultation ends
  • 28th February 2022 – Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) determine Admission Arrangements
  • 15th March 2022 – Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) publish Admission Arrangements
  • 15th May 2022 – Deadline for Objections to Office of the School’s Adjudicator



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