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Choosing a school for your child is a very important decision.  If you are interested in applying for a place at Pokesdown Community Primary School and would like to take a look around, please call the school office on 01202 428982.


Applying for a Reception place starting in September 2024?

If you are applying for a Reception place as part of the main round of admissions for September, we will be offering 60 places in Reception.  We will be offering tours and meeting dates, so you can find out more about our school.  


The application process will open on 1st September. Applications are invited from interested parents to secure one of these places for their children. If you would like to apply for a Reception place for your child, please go to the BCP Council website or contact the Children's Information Service on 01202 123222. 


Letters will be sent out from BCP Council in April advising if parents have been offered a place.


Applying for a school place during the school year?

If you would like to apply for a place outside of the main round of admissions, please call the school office directly who will be happy to assist you. You can find information about the process of applying for an in year place, and the online application form you will need here: You may also wish to look at BCP Council’s 2022-23 Co-ordinated Scheme.



Please see our Admission Policies and Appeals Timetable below.

If your application for a place is refused, you have the right of appeal against this decision to an independent appeal panel. If you would like to make an appeal, please contact the school office via phone to begin this process or for more information.


All appeal paperwork should be completed on the appropriate form and sent to