We have Reception (EYFS) places available for September 2024. 

At Jewell Academy we hold Open Days during the Autumn term to give prospective parents the opportunity to visit the school and see us in action.

Open Evenings Reception:
12/10/2023 6-7pm
4/1/2024 6-7pm
Open Mornings Reception
10/10/23 9.30-10.30 am
Reception tours:  bookable on request
Jellyfish Stay and Play (for new starters only)
January 2024 Starters:
November 10th 2023 10-11am or 1.30-2.30 pm
November 17th 2023  10-11am or 1.30-2.30pm
April  2024 Starters:
February 9th 2024 10-11am or 1.30 -2.30pm
February 23rd 2024 10-11am or 1.30-2.30 pm
September 2024 Starters: TBC
Jellyfish tours bookable on request

A Tour of our EYFS Classes and Facilities:

A day in the life of aN EYFS Child


How do I apply for a place?

If your child is due to start school for the first time you will need to complete the admissions process through your home local authority. The application is done online. If you are a Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole resident please click here to visit BCP’s own website using the following link: 

Apply for a school place


When will my child start school?

Children start school in the September of the school year of their fifth birthday.


What happens before my child starts school?

We want to make your child’s entry to the school as happy and relaxed as possible. You and your child will be invited to one of our “Stay & Play” sessions which are held in July. During those sessions your child will spend time in their new class with their new classmates. This allows them to meet their new friends and get to see what their classroom will be like in an informal relaxed environment. Whilst they are enjoying themselves the parents meet in the hall to get important information about the school, such as uniform, school lunches, after school clubs etc.

In September, the new EYFS class will start a few days after the rest of the school. During those first few days in September you and your child will have a home visit from our EYFS class teacher and Learning Support assistant in your home setting before they start school.


Can I appeal if my child is not offered a place?

Yes, you have the right of appeal if your application for a place for your child is refused.

Appeals for main round applications will be heard in-line with BCP’s Admissions Appeals Timetable. For information on BCP Schools’ Admission Appeals, please click here for a direct link to the Appeals page on the BCP website.


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