Young people across Dorset have found out which school they will be joining this year - with the majority getting their first choice.

Friday, March 1 marked an important day for young people in Dorset, as 98.3 per cent of applicants were offered their first choice of secondary school and just under 97.6 per cent were offered their upper school of choice. 

Parents and carers are now able to log onto their online account and see the outcome of their application.  

In addition, where an email address has been submitted as part of the application, families will be sent a link to get their formal outcome letter. 

Cllr Byron Quayle, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for children, education and early help said:  “We understand how important school choice is for families, and the team here work exceptionally hard to listen to families and do their very best by them. 

“I am delighted that most in the Dorset Council area have been offered their first choice of senior or upper school. 

“I wish the students the very best of luck as they get ready to join their new schools in September.” 

Overall Dorset Council processed 3,413 applications for 2024 school entry, with 94.2 per cent of parents and carers opting to complete their applications online. 

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