Before you apply online, it is important to know what type of admission you are applying for. There are two types:
- Main round admissions – this applies specifically to the main intake of pupils who are due to start Year R at a primary or infant school, Year 3 at a junior school or Year 7 at a secondary school in September.
- In Year admissions – these are when a child needs an immediate school place outside of the usual transfer times, for example, because of a house move.
Main round applications
Applications are now closed. If you still need to apply for a Year 7 secondary school place for your child in September 2016, please refer to the STOP PRESS page for details on how to make a late application.
Starting school and infant to junior transfer
Applications are now closed. If you still need to apply for a Year R or Year 3 place in September 2016, please refer to the STOP PRESS page for details on how to make a late application.
If you are seeking an immediate school place for your child at a Hampshire school, you can apply for a place using the link below. In-year applications for a September 2016 start to year groups other than the main entry points of the school can also be made using this form, from 01 May 2016, which will be considered by schools on 6 June 2016. Please refer to the guidance on in-year admissions for further information.
Deciding which schools to apply for
How to find information about schools
The GOV.UK website
This website provides a helpful starting point. To identify schools local to your home, visit https://www.gov.uk/find-school-in-england. For general information about education, visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education
Hampshire County Council website
You can visit www.hants.gov.uk/schooldetails for an A-Z list of all publicly funded schools within Hampshire's administrative area. For each school, there are contact details, a location map, links to the school’s website, the school’s latest Ofsted report, the school’s admission arrangements, including a map of the catchment area where applicable, and the names of the school governors.
You can also use the school catchment area finder to check the catchment school for your address.
The school’s website
This includes lots of useful information, such as a statement about ethos and values, the school’s admission policy, the school’s special educational needs policy, pupil absence rates, links to Ofsted reports and details of the schools latest Key Stage 2 or 4 attainment and progress measures. Secondary schools also include information about examination results and where pupils go after they leave school.
Visit the school
Each school is a community with its own special character. Schools welcome individual visits, but you will need to make an appointment to meet the headteacher and to look round the school during the school day. Most schools have open evenings or open days when you can visit and see the school in action.
The school prospectus
This is a paper version of the information published on the school’s website. You can request a copy from the school.
- Use your preferences wisely: investigate schools, especially your catchment area school. Find out how many applications the school had last year compared to places available, and the final criterion used to allocate places. This may give you some idea of the likelihood of your preference being met.
- Attending a nursery attached to an infant or primary school does not give any priority for admission to the school.
- Accepting a place at a school does not guarantee a place at the same school for other children in the family.
For more information please visit the link below
Online applications follow this link
School catchment area finder