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.
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 2021 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 Friday 16 April 2021
Notification date for late applicants Monday 26 April 2021
(Whose applications received after
15 January and before 16 April 2021)
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge Monday 17 May 2021
an appeal (returning completed appeal papers
to County Council
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal From 7 June to 16 July
(returning completed appeal papers to the County Council)
(i) Appeals lodged after 17 May 2021 will be heard during the above dates if possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. In this situation, the time frames given above may not be achieved. Appeals lodged on or after 15 June 2021 may not be heard until the autumn term but no more than 30 school days after the appeal was lodged.
(ii) Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to the Appeals Service until 23 calendar days before the hearing. Evidence admitted after this date will be considered by the panel, but this may lead to an adjournment and significant delays.