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Admissions and Appeals

Schools Admission Arrangements 2023-2024


As the admission authority for the Forest of Dean Trust, we consult on changes to the admission arrangement for schools within our MAT.
We propose changes for the admissions for Drybrook Primary School for admissions from the 2023-24 academic year.
The consultation closed on Friday 19 November 2021.
Proposed Change
The proposed change is to include additional criteria to prioritise pupils who are on roll at Drybrook Primary in Years 5 and 6, at the time of application (before the October half-term), to be admitted to Dene Magna Secondary School in Y7.
Reason for the Change
To uphold the ethos of the Forest of Dean Trust.

Please see the proposed Admissions Policy below.

Please see below for our contact email -

Waiting list for Dene Magna School

If you wish your name to be placed on our school waiting list for a place in any year, then please contact Admissions at Gloucester County Council on 01452 425000 or download the In Year Admission form from their website

For any enquiry relating to a Child in Care or children with additional needs, please contact the following, and they will help you liaise with the school.

Head of Inclusion team
Shire Hall, Gloucester
tel: 01452 427255

Charlotte Jones
Access to Learning Manager
Shire Hall

tel: 01452 425 529

For your information, click here to view our latest Admissions Criteria and our Admissions Policy.

The revised Admission policy and Admission policy following consultation are below...