Our admissions are dealt with by the Local Education Authority. Applications can be made by post, or online by visiting www.dorsetforyou.com/schooladmissions.
Guidance on how to make an application can be obtained from Admissions, County Hall, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ. Telephone: 01305 221060 or online, following the link above.
The deadline for applications for Year 7 for September 2019 is 31st October 2018.
For the normal admissions round for Year 7, where parents are applying for places before the closing date, then children living in the catchment area will normally be allocated a place at The Grange School, as will children who already have a brother or sister who attend school here.
To apply for a place in a year group other than Year 7, or outside the normal round of admissions, please contact us directly on 01202 486536.
Please find below further information regarding the admissions and induction process, and advice for parents who live apart on the left of this page.
Our Catchment Area
Open Mornings take place during the autumn term of the year preceding that of admission, and are an opportunity for prospective parents to meet with students, senior staff and the Heads of School as well as to generally observe the culture of the school by viewing lessons and taking a tour of the school.
This year, the Open Mornings will be on:
Wednesday 19th September
Wednesday 26th September
Wednesday 3rd October
Wednesday 10th October
To book a place, please contact the school directly on 01202 486536.
In the spring and summer terms prior to admission, members of our staff visit the primary schools and make themselves known to the students who will be joining the school in September. Detailed discussions take place with Year 6 primary school teachers, especially in terms of drawing up all-ability tutor groups for Year 7.
All new Year 7 students spend an Induction Day at school during the first week in July, meeting their new teachers and classmates and familiarising themselves with the school. At the end of the school day, parents have the opportunity to meet with the Heads of School, Head of Year and tutors.
In addition to this, the first day of the school year in September is for Year 7 students only, to help them find their way around the site and settle into the school before the main body of students returns the following day.
Starting School in Years 8, 9, 10, 11 or Mid-Year
If you wish to apply to the school for a place for a child in a year group other than Year 7, or for a Year 7 child other than through the normal Year 7 admissions process, then please do feel free to contact the school directly on 01202 486536.
The Grange Sixth Form
The admissions procedure for The Grange Sixth Form can be found here.