Admission to school

provided by the Children's Services Department

STOP PRESS for Year R & Year 3 (junior) applicants

>Updated on 16 April 2014<

The closing date for Year R and Year 3 junior applications for September 2014 was 15 January 2014.

An application form for late applications is available at the bottom of this page.

If you applied using Hampshire's online application system...

you have been sent an email advising of the school place that has been allocated to your child.

Parents that have not been successful at securing a place at their preferred school have also been sent a letter, posted on 16 April, advising of the reason for refusal and right of appeal to the school(s) where admission has been refused.

If you have not received your email...

a test email was sent last week. If you did not receive this email and we received a delivery failure message, a letter advising the outcome of your application has been put in the first class post to you today.

If you received last week's email but not today's, please check your junk mailbox. If you still do not have our email, please call us on 0845 603 5623. We will be able to advise you of the outcome over the phone, and if required, send you a letter confirming this in the following day's first class post. Please note that we can only speak to the person who submitted the application.

If you applied on a paper application form (before 15 January 2014)...

you have been sent a letter, by first class mail (on 16 April) advising of the school place allocated to your child.

What do I have to do next?

  • If you have been allocated a place at a Hampshire school and you are happy with that school place for your child then you can relax!  There is no need to contact us to accept this place.  

    • For Year 3 parents, there is no further action to take and the school will be in touch with you shortly.

    • For Year R parents, please provide the required date of birth and address evidence to the allocated school by Wednesday 30 April. The type of documentation needed is detailed in your notification letter or email. Please be aware that the schools are currently closed for the Easter break and will reopen on Tuesday 22 April.  

  • If you have been allocated a place at a school maintained by another local authority you have been sent a letter containing an acceptance slip which will need to be returned to the·County Admissions Team in Hampshire.

  • If you no longer need the school place secured for your child, you should reply to the notification email/letter to tell us as soon as possible.

We advise that you hold onto the allocated place even if it isn't at the school you hoped for, until a place at an alternative school has been secured.

Don't forget...

  • your child will automatically be added to the waiting list of any higher preference Hampshire school than the one you have been allocated;

  • you can·appeal for any school for which you have received a refusal.

Application forms

Parents who have not yet made an application for their child to start infant/primary or junior school will need to complete a paper application. This can be obtained by:

Completed applications can be returned to any Hampshire primary, infant, junior or secondary school or sent directly to the County Admissions Team.  Applications received from 16 April will be processed from 1 May and a notification letter will be sent from 2 May.

Parents who applied after 15 January but before 16 April 2014 will have their applications processed on 30 April and will be advised of the outcome of their application in writing.  Notification letters will be sent in the first class post from 1 May.  Please note that we are unable to advise applicants of their outcome until 1 May.