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Applying for Year R (September 2020 start)

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they will be eligible to start school in the school year beginning September 2020.


The Year R application round will open on the 1st November 2019 and close at midnight on 15th January 2020 (the national closing date).


From 1st November 2019 the online application system opens and will be accessible at:

The national notification date for on-time applicants is 16th April 2020


  • If you applied online, you will receive an email on the morning of the notification date. You can also log in to the online system to view the outcome
  • If you applied using a paper form, notification letters will be sent by the admissions team to all on-time applicants by second class post on 16th April 2020.


Both the notification emails and letters will ask parents to provide to the school evidence of address and their child's date of birth between Monday, 22nd April and Tuesday, 30th April 2019.


Changing your application


Before the deadline (15th January 2020)


Parents who have applied online can log back into the online system and change their application.  Parents who have applied on a paper application will need to complete a fresh application or apply online if they wish to make changes.  A new application received before 15th January 2020 will supersede the previous one.


After the deadline and until Friday, 14th February 2020


Parents who submitted an on-time application can only change their application if there has been a significant change in their circumstances.  Where this is a house move, evidence will need to be submitted to the Admissions team by Friday, 14th February 2020.  The Hampshire Admissions website outlines what address evidence is required, depending on the type of move.  Please forward any such changes to the Admissions Team before February half term.  Evidence received after 14th February will not be considered until 24th April, after the national notification date (16th April 2020)


You should notify the Admissions Team of any change of circumstances you become aware of which might affect an application.  This includes changes of address after 14th February 2020 so that they can ensure any correspondence goes to the right address.


Late Applications


Parents seeking to apply after 15th January 2020 can apply online.  Parents who do not wish to apply online can request a LATE YEAR R APPLICATION form from a local school after the application deadline. 


Subject to the dates below, late applications will be considered alongside others on waiting lists and places offered in accordance with the admission policy for each school.


Late applications received before 16 April 2020 will be considered on 24 April 2020 for any remaining and released places.


Late applications received on or after 16 April will be considered from 27 April 2020 onwards. The Admissions Team will send application outcomes by email or mail for paper applicants.