JOINING OUR SCHOOL
Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision to make as a parent and we want to be able to help make this a straightforward process for you. We recommend that you visit the schools in your locality to ask the questions important for you and of course see the school at work.
If you would like your child to attend our school, please contact the school office in the first instance. We can give you the latest status of the waiting lists, application procedure and make an appointment for you to visit.
If your child is due to start school, you will probably see notices around local shops, pre-schools and the library telling you to contact your catchment area school. Applications should be made on-line in the Autumn term at
www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/admissions with a closing date early in the following January. If you are unable to complete a form online, Hampshire Local Education Authority forms may be collected from the school office if you live within our catchment area.
Open Days for September 2024 New Entrants
See New School Starters page for details of our Open Days.
Year R children have the opportunity to attend school full-time at the start of September, but the first day will be either the morning or afternoon session only to introduce the children to school.
If you are moving into our area, please contact the office or the county admissions team. They will then let you know whether places are available or whether you need to join our waiting list.
County Admissions Team
Children’s Services Department
Tel: 0845 603 5623
Our Appeals Timetable YR starters Sept 2023 is as follows:
Due to the Covid pandemic, all appeals will be held based upon written submission. This is in line with the DfE’s School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.
National notification date for on-time applicants Monday 17 April 2023
Notification date for late applicants Tuesday 25 April 2023
(Whose applications received after
15 January and before 16 April 2022)
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge Friday 19 May 2023
an appeal (returning completed appeal papers)
to County Council
Appeals to be heard From 5 June to 21 July 2023 inclusive
Decision letters to be sent Within five school days of hearing
(i) Appeals lodged after 19 May 2023 will be heard during the above dates if possible. Where it is not achievable to hold an appeal between the above dates, the hearing will be scheduled with 30 school days (excluding any school holidays) of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged on or after 12 June 2023 may not be heard until the autumn term.
(ii) Appellants will receive at least 10 school days' notice of the exact date and location of their appeal hearing.
(ii) Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to the Appeals Service until 10 school days before the hearing. Evidence submitted after this date will be considered by the panel, but this may lead to an adjournment and significant delays.
To apply for an In-Year application, please click on this link:
For In-Year applications, school will notify parents of the outcome within 10 days of the application being received from Hampshire Admissions, and not later than 15 days.
You have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel against the refusal of a place at this school. If you would like to appeal against the decision, please visit Appeal Information or contact the County Admissions Team on 0300 555 1377 to request an appeal pack. This provides an option for appeal papers to be completed and submitted online or written on a paper version of the appeal forms and submitted in the post or by hand. Please contact the school if you would like to appeal against the decision. You will be advised what you need to do and sent the appropriate form and guidance notes.