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schools dorset educationToday,  Monday 1 March, young people across Dorset will find out which school they will be joining in September.

Most students, more than 97 per cent, have been offered their first choice of secondary or upper school.

A total of 97.36 per cent of pupils due to start secondary school (Year 7) have been offered their first choice. For those starting upper school (Year 9), 97.41 per cent have been given a place at their preferred school.

Councillor Andrew Parry, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Early Years, said: ‘It is brilliant news that more than 97 per cent of young people in Dorset have been offered their first choice of senior school.

‘Today is an important day for young people, as well as their parents and carers, as they find out which school they will be joining in the autumn. I’d like to wish all Dorset students the very best of luck as they get ready to join their new schools in September.’

Parents and carers will be able to log onto their online account from 9:30am to see the outcome of their application. If an email address was supplied as part of the application, then a link to a formal outcome letter will also be received. These will be sent out by the end of the day on 1 March 2020.

Dorset Council processed a total of 3,477 applications from Dorset residents, with over 95 per cent of parents and carers opting to complete their applications online.

More information about schools, education and admissions is available online.

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