Choosing a new school is an exciting experience; but, we know, it can also be a little daunting. Whether your child is in Year 5 and 6 and looking to take the next step in their Education or your child currently attends a different secondary school, you are welcome to call us to book a tour of the school. Our doors are always open to you all.

The local authority, Westmorland and Furness Council, co-ordinate the admissions process for Dowdales School. Below you will find links to all of the information you need to apply for a place.

If you would like a tour of the school, or any further information about our admissions, please contact our Deputy Headteacher, Miss Bowes via email click here or telephone the school on 01229 469800.

School Admissions and Appeals
Westmorland and Furness Council
PO Box 305
County Offices


Admissions Information

How to apply for a school place at Dowdales

To view the General Admissions Policy click here

Apply for a place for September 2024

We cannot wait to welcome our new Year 7 students in September.


School admission appeals are co-ordinated by the School Admissions and Appeals Team at Westmorland and Furness Council.

All School Admissions

For help, advice and guidance visit the Admissions section on the Westmorland and Furness Council website.

Apply for a place during the school year info

We welcome applications for student transfers throughout the school year. Find the Admissions policy and application process on the Westmorland and Furness Council website.

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Dowdales School will be closed tomorrow Monday 4th December