Admission to school

provided by the Children's Services Department

How to make an application

Hampshire County Council operates two types of admissions:

  • one for September applications into Year R, Year 3 (junior schools only) and Year 7, known as the Main Round

  • the other is for In-Year applications. This is for children who need an immediate place, but also includes children needing a place starting in September for all year groups other than Year R, Year 3 (junior school) or Year 7

If you do not know which year group your child would usually be admitted to, please check by using their date of birth.

Main round

If you need to make a main round application, please follow the guidance on the Stop Press.  Details of how to get an application form are on the Stop Press pages.   

In Year applications

If you wish to apply for a Hampshire school, please complete an In Year application form. The easiest way is to click here to apply online. You can apply for an immediate place (to start within four school weeks) or a September place. You can also collect an application form from any Hampshire school, or call 0300 555 1377 for a paper form to be sent to you in the second class post.  

If you wish to apply to a foundation, voluntary aided or academy school, you may need to complete a Supplementary Information Form in addition to the Hampshire application form. If you do not complete the school's Supplementary Information Form this may reduce your chances of being offered a place. You can find out whether a Supplementary Form is required by asking the school.

If you wish to apply for a school in another local authority you should contact the local authority responsible for the school.  You may also wish to refer to the school or to that local authority's website (or brochure) to ensure you are aware of admissions information relevant to that school (see neighbouring local authorities’ contact details).