As a Church of England School, we serve the community of Langton Matravers (including Acton and Knitson), Worth Matravers (including part of Harmans Cross) and Kingston (including Encombe and Blashenwell) but welcome applications from the surrounding areas, too. We are always happy to welcome children, parents and carers to visit us if you are considering St George’s - please make an appointment through the School Office.
St George's offers a place to applicants irrespective of gender, religion, ethnicity or country of origin, disability or academic ability. Our planned admission number (PAN) in September 2019 is 15 pupils - please see the item further down the page about the Governor's decision to adopt a PAN of 15.
As a community maintained school, our admissions are managed by the Local Authority. Parents and carers who wish to make an application for admission may find the Parents' and Carers' Guide to School Admissions useful
September 2019 Admission to Reception Class
Applications for admission to our Reception Class in September should be made on-line on the Dorset For You website ( www.dorsetforyou.com/schooladmissions ). Please read the relevant admissions policy and supplementary information before making your application.
In the event that an application is refused due to oversubscription, parents/carers have the right to appeal to this decision. An appeal can be lodged on-line at www.dorsetforyou.com/school-admissions/school-appeals. A timetable for the appeals procedure can be found here also.
All Other Admissions
St George's accepts applications for admission to the school at other times throughout the year in all year groups (depending on current pupil numbers). From January 2017, all in year admissions are now dealt with by the Local Authority and prospective applicants should contact the LA Admissions Service.
Change to the Planned Admission Number (PAN) for St George's School from September 2019
Over the period 16th October to 27th November 2017, the Governors of St George's School undertook a public consultation on their proposal to reduce the planned admission number into the Reception class from 20 to 15 with effect from September 2019. Following that consultation period, and considering the responses received from parents and the wider community, the Governors agreed at their Full Governing Board meeting on 9th January 2018 to adopt the new PAN of 15, and to revise and update the School's Admission Policy accordingly. That new Admissions Policy for 2019-20 can be accessed through the link above.
Any individual is permitted to appeal against the Governors' decision, and this should be done in writing to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator by the 15th May 2018. The contact details for the Schools' Adjudicator is as follows:
The Secretary, The Office of School’s Adjudicator, GD FL A, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG.