Admissions Authority
Frome Valley First School is an Academy that is part of the Wessex Trust. Wessex Trust is the admissions authority for the school.
Admissions Policy
Below is the school's admissions policy for this academic year as well as the following academic year.
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  to show you around the school and answer any questions that you may have. We can also give you any relevant documentation.
The following Dorset Council link provides information for in year applications.
We are always happy to help you and answer any questions. 
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 follow the link below to Dorset School Admission Appeals page.
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

Timetable for School Admissions



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 Objections to Office of the School’s Adjudicator

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.
More Information
You can find more information about admissions through the Dorset Council Schools and Learning page including:
  • how to apply,
  • admissions policies,
  • in-year admissions arrangements,
  • appeal guidance and timetables,
  • information on any feeder schools and
  • contact details for the Dorset Admissions Team.
Please follow the link below: