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Area: Western

District council: New Forest

Courier Route: CD63

Admissions team


Tel: 0845 603 5623

HIAS Local Office

HIAS, Children's Services Department
Clarendon House Campus
Monarch Way
SO22 5PW

Tel : 01252 814755

Area Director: David Hardcastle

SEN Team

Team: 1

Tel: 0845 603 5620



If you are considering applying for a place in this school you may find some of the information on this page useful in making your mind up. If you need any further assistance, please contact the school or the Admissions Team.

Applications will be considered according to the admission policy for the year of admission.

School admission policies

  • Year R applications in September 2015

    Published admission number for September 2015: 90

    If the school has more applications than there are places available they will be prioritised according to the school's admission policy for September 2015

    To apply online for a place in Year R in September 2015, please use our online form.

  • In-year applications

    Apply now for a place at this school.

For further general information about admissions please see Hampshire County Council's admissions pages.

Recent years' Spring census data

Year 2014 2013 2012
Year R 90 90 90
Year 1 90 90 90
Year 2 90 90 90
Total 270 270 270

View a breakdown of offers of places for September 2014 by admissions criteria. Please note that this is no guarantee that the pattern of offers will be repeated in September 2015.

Hampshire County Council School Places Plan

Linked schools

The term 'linked' is used to indicate schools with a close association to each other. Linked schools are not 'feeder' schools and attendance at a linked school does not guarantee a place. However, for admission to community secondary schools, out-of-catchment applicants attending a linked primary or junior school have priority, after those with siblings, over other out-of-catchment applicants. Please check the school's admission policy (see link above) for details.

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Constitution (the number of each type of governor the school should have)

Governor type Number of governors
Authority 3
Community 4
Parent 5
Staff 3
Total 15

School Governors

Representation Name of governor End date Role
Authority Mr David O'Reilly 19 Oct 2015  
  Ms Susan Parsons 15 Jul 2017  
  Mrs Alison Winnik 31 Aug 2018  
Community Professor John Holloway 31 Dec 2018 Chair
  Mrs Vicky Joynes 11 Oct 2018  
  Mr Martin Ovenden 12 May 2017  
  Mr David Richardson 9 Oct 2016 Vice Chair
Parent Mrs Michelle Caulton 25 Mar 2018  
  Mrs Joanne FitzGerald 23 Mar 2015  
  Mr Timothy Rowlandson 4 Mar 2016  
  Mrs Natasha Webb 1 Apr 2018  
Staff Mrs Deborah Child 8 Dec 2015  
  Mrs Tracy Gallimore 7 May 2017  
Staff (HT) Mrs Julia Pillon   Head Teacher


How can I share transport to school?

You could try searching on Hants Car Share

What can be done to improve safety and travel to this school?

The school has had its travel plan adopted and approved. The school will be expected to submit annual progress reports with supporting evidence of achievements.

How can I get to this school by public transport, and how long will it take?

You can find impartial information on planning your journey by bus, coach or train including time and distance from Traveline South West

What storage is available for cycles at this school?

Provision for 6 staff cycles in a rack. No provision for pupils.

Where can I find more information about travel to school?

You can visit our travel to school pages which include an interactive route planner.


School catchment area

If you live near the catchment boundary please double check the catchment school for your address. You will need the post code.