The Schools admissions are managed by Dorset County Council. To apply for a place at Milborne St Andrew First School, please visit and apply for a place on line.
Milborne St Andrew First School is an Academy that is part of the Wessex Multi Academy Trust who have developed their own admissions policy - linked below. 
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 another member of staff to show you around the school and answer any questions that you may have. We can also give you any relevant documentation.
 In the meantime, please have a good look around our website which will give you a flavour of who we are. 
The following Dorset Council guidance also has further information in 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 see Dorset School Admission Appeals page on Dorset for You.


Dorset are running the annual consultation on the School Admission Arrangements for 2023/2024 with effect from Monday 29th November 2021 to Sunday 23rd January 2022.


Details of the consultation will be available to view at


Responses must be submitted either in writing to School Admissions Team, Dorset Council, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ or by email to by Sunday 23rd January 2022.


Upon the conclusion of the consultation period all responses will be considered carefully and a report will be presented to Dorset Council’s Cabinet meeting on 1st March 2022.


We ask that schools and early years providers make reference to the consultation on their websites. They should also inform their parents about the consultation via newsletter and/or other appropriate social media outlets such as Facebook so they are given an opportunity to comment, if they wish to do so.


The key dates for the consultation are set out below:


Dorset LA consultation begins

29th November 2021


Dorset LA consultation ends

23rd January 2022


Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) determine Admission  Arrangements

28th February 2022


Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) publish Admission Arrangements

15th March 2022


Deadline for Objections to Office of the School’s Adjudicator

15th May 2022



Own admission authority schools are reminded that they must carry out their own consultation if they are proposing changes to their admission arrangements for 2023/2024. Consultation must be carried out over a 6 week period between 1st October 2021 – 31st January 2022.