In your application you must give your child’s permanent address on the application deadline (even if you are planning to move after the deadline). Either during the application process or when you are offered a school place, you may be asked for proof of address, usually recent household bills. When you accept a place for your child to start school for the first time you will also be asked for evidence of the child’s address, e.g. health records.
If you move house before the application deadline you must amend your online application or submit a new paper application form.
If you move house after the application deadline you must contact the County Admissions Team in writing with evidence of your new address. Exchange of contracts or a signed tenancy agreement will be accepted as proof of address, but you may subsequently be asked to demonstrate that the child is resident at the new address and any place offered may be withdrawn if this evidence cannot be provided.
As a result of a house move notified to the County Admissions Team by 11 January 2013 (Year 7 applicants) or 15 February 2013 (Year R and Year 3 applicants), parents may, at the same time, change the schools named in their original on-time application. Additionally, where a house move has been notified to the County Admissions Team by the above dates, the application will be considered in relation to the new address unless the applicant specifically requests that the child’s address on 31 October 2012 (Year 7 applicants) or 15 January 2013 (Year R and Year 3 applicants) is used instead.
A new address resulting from a house move notified after 11 January 2013 (Year 7) or 15 February 2013 (Year R and Year 3) will be used to communicate the outcome of the application but it cannot be used to determine the outcome of an on-time application made from the previous address.
If you are applying from outside England, you may use a Hampshire address if you have one, subject to the same evidence requirements as above, i.e. exchange of contracts or signed tenancy agreement. Other evidence to substantiate ownership of a property may be required. If you cannot provide any of this, you must use your current address in your application.
For service families with official proof of posting to Hampshire and of a relocation date, a Unit postal address or quartering area address will be accepted as the address for the application, in accordance with the School Admissions Code. You must send a copy of the official MOD, FCO or GCHQ letter declaring your relocation date to the County Admissions Team.
If the address on your application is not your child’s normal address, then you must provide a Residence Order, issued by a court, if you wish us to consider that address.
If your child lives at different addresses during the week, you may put only one address on the form as your child’s permanent residence. Children who spend part of their week with one parent and part with the other, at different addresses, must use the address at which they spend most of their time. This address will be used for the purpose of determining your school catchment area and distance from school. Your child is expected to live at this home address at weekends and during school holidays as well as during the week.
Places are withdrawn every year because parents give false addresses in applications. This includes cases where parents take out a short-term let or buy a property solely to use its address in the application without any intention of taking up permanent residence there. The County Council will investigate allegations of false addresses and may monitor residency details particularly if use of a temporary address causes concern.