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Admissions and Exclusion Information

  • Our catchment area lies between Berrans Avenue and New Road on the north of Wimborne Road and is bordered by Durdells Avenue, Brook Lane and East Howe Lane on the south of Wimborne Road.

  • The planned admission limit (PAL) or standard number is 60 children per year (this was temporarily increased to 90 for the Reception Classes in September 2010 and September 2011 but returned to 60 in September 2013).

  • Criteria for admission of ‘out of area’ pupils is governed by the Local Authority Admissions Department

  • Children begin school in September of the academic year they become 5.

  • Please contact the school office or the Admissions Team at Bournemouth Local Authority for a preference form and booklet. The form should be completed and returned to the school office who will then forward it to the Admissions Team. For further information please see the school office or contact Bournemouth Local Authority - details are on the link below.

  • Three months before your child is due to start school you will be invited to a meeting to learn more about the school and meet the Headteacher, class teachers and teaching assistants for the youngest children. Arrangements will be made for your child to spend a little time in his/her prospective classroom before he/she starts school in our lovely Early Years Department.





Parents who have applied for entry to Reception for their child in September 2018 will already be aware that, assuming their application was submitted on time, a letter will be posted to them in April 2018 informing them of place allocation.


Parents who do not secure a place for their child may wish to consider their right of appeal. An Appeal Form needs to be submitted to Bournemouth Borough Council, by the deadline date 16th May 2018.


Main entry appeals will be heard week commencing 9th July 2018.  


Parents considering lodging an appeal should read the guidance notes available. To request these, please telephone 01202 456197.


If you are dissatisfied with the final decision about which school your child is to attend and if you believe your case meets either of the following criteria

  • that your child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had been properly implemented
  • that the decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable admission authority would make in the circumstances of the case

you can appeal against the decision to an independent appeal panel.  See  the section entitled 'Starting Primary School 2016/2017' for definitions of the legal term "reasonable".  The appeal arrangements for infant classes (Years R, 1 and 2) are not the same as for other year groups.  The admissions authority is not expected to admit a child to an infant class if it would cause the class to breach the law limiting the class to 30 pupils.

Appeals information 2019

School Admissions Policy Consultation


Kinson Primary School consulted on their Admissions Policy for 2019 - 2020.

As an Academy School, the school has its own Policy for admissions.

The consultation finished in January 2018.

The School Admissions Policies for 2017 - 2018, 2018 -2019 and 2019 - 2020 are available on this website


Kinson Primary School Exclusion Policy.



As a last resort it may be necessary for a decision to be made to exclude a pupil. This will be made based on the school's behaviour policy and Government guidance. We will take into account all of the provided information but we will make decisions which maintain the health and safety of all our community.  A pupil may be excluded for one or more fixed periods or in very exceptional circumstances permanently. Parents, school governors and the Local Authority are informed in line with the DFE and Borough procedures. Following a fixed term exclusion, a pupil is placed on a revised behaviour plan or pastoral support agreement designed to support their re-integration back into school.  The transition back into school will be closely monitored and may include a reduced timetable to support re-integration.