If your child or a member of your family living at the same address has a serious medical, physical or psychological need that makes it essential that the child attends the preferred school, then you must tick the appropriate box in your child's application to indicate that you wish the application to be considered under the medical criterion of that school's policy, if it has one. Please bear in mind that all schools can cope with special educational needs and common childhood complaints such as asthma or allergies.
Supporting evidence must be submitted with your application, for example, a letter from a registered health professional setting out the reasons why the school in question is essential. All information submitted will be regarded as confidential. Your application will not be considered under this criterion if you do not provide the supporting evidence.
The application will be considered by the school and a panel of senior officers at Hampshire County Council. If either party (the preferred school or the panel of officers) does not consider admission to the school to be essential, then the application will be considered against the school's remaining oversubscription criteria in their admission policy.