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Area: Western

District council: New Forest

Courier Route: CD63

Admissions team


Tel: 0300 555 1377

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: New Forest

Tel: 01962 846247



If the school has more applications than places available, applications will be considered in the priority order set our in the school’s admission policy for the year of admission, below:

School admission policies

  • Year R applications in September 2016

    Published admission number for September 2016: 90

    To apply online for a place in Year R in September 2016, 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 2016 2015 2014
Year R 90 90 90
Year 1 90 90 90
Year 2 90 90 90
Total 270 270 270

View a breakdown of offered places for September 2015 by admissions criteria. Please note that this is no guarantee that the pattern of offers will be repeated in September 2016.

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
Co-opted 8
Head Teacher 1
Local Authority 1
Parent 4
Staff 1
Total 15

School Governors

Representation Name of governor End date Role
Co-opted Professor John Holloway 3 Feb 2019 Chair
  Mrs Vicky Joynes 3 Feb 2019  
  Mrs Michelle Kowalczyk 2 Feb 2020  
  Mr David O'Reilly 3 Feb 2019  
  Ms Susan Parsons 3 Feb 2019  
  Mr David Richardson 3 Feb 2019  
  Mr Timothy Rowlandson 30 Nov 2019 Vice Chair
  Mrs Marnie Seymour 13 May 2019  
Head Teacher Mrs Julia Pillon   Head Teacher
Local Authority Mrs Alison Winnik 3 Feb 2019  
Parent Mrs Helen Capstick 6 Mar 2020  
  Mrs Michelle Caulton 25 Mar 2018  
  Ms Eleanor De Beer 26 Apr 2019  
  Ms Deborah Tizzard-Bond 6 Mar 2020  
Staff Mrs Deborah Child 3 Feb 2019  


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.