Admissions Authority
Frome Valley First School is an Academy that is part of the Greenwood Tree Academy Trust. For the purposes of admission arrangements, the Local Governing Body of Frome Valley First School is the admission authority responsible for admission decisions in connection with the school.
Admissions Policy
Below is the school's admissions policy for 2017-2018 as well as the admissions policy for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.
Each admissions policy states our oversubscription criteria.
In Year Applications
All in year applications should be made through Dorset Admissions.
We encourage you to contact the school if you are interested in viewing the school. We will then arrange for the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher to show you around the school and answer any questions that you may have. We can also give you any relevant documentation.
The Local Authority will act on behalf of the school for all appeals regarding admissions.
For more information, including an online appeals form and an appeals timetables of dates, please see Dorset School Admission Appeals page on Dorset for You.
School Catchment Area
You can find an interactive map of the school catchment area through Dorset for You:
Otherwise, there is a map below.
Important Admission Dates for 2017-2018

Timetable for School Admissions

October 1st to January 31st

Consultation of 6 weeks to take place in this period

February 28th

Date by which governors must determine admission arrangements every year

February 28th onwards

The governors must publish the determined admission arrangements on the school website and keep it on the website until the end of the Offer Year.

March 15th

Date by which determined arrangements are sent to the Local Authority

May 15th

Deadline for lodging objection to OSA

January 15th

National closing date for primary school applications

April 16th

National offer day for primary schools


Faith Grounds Supplementary Information Form
Please find a copy of our faith grounds supplementary information form that may be attached to your admissions application form.