Dorset schools and admissions data

Dorset Council has 155 primary schools and 47 secondary schools. 11% of Dorset's schools are private schools. 37 state schools in Dorset follow the local authority's admissions criteria, while 125 set their own.

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Ofsted ratings
in Dorset

  1. Outstanding 24 schools
  2. Good 99 schools
  3. Requires Improvement 14 schools
  4. Inadequate 10 schools

Most popular state schools
in Dorset in 2019

  1. Primary
  2. Secondary



Popularity is based on the number of first preference applications a school received compared to the number of places available, where we have this data. Where places available data isn't held, first preferences are compared to the number of offers made.

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Also see Dorset's Ofsted reports and school performance dashboard