If your child is currently in Year 6 of a primary or junior school you will need to apply for a year 7 place in secondary school for September 2022. You can name up to three schools on your application.
Before completing your application
Before completing your application, please read the online guidance about applying for a school place at www.hants.gov.uk/admissions. The website also contains an A – Z of all Hampshire maintained schools, including details of each school’s admission arrangements, contact details, Ofsted reports etc.
It is important to find out about the schools you are interested in before naming them on your application form.
Secondary schools will hold open days/evenings. It is recommended that you visit the schools you are interested in, including your catchment school. Schools also publish information on their website and in their prospectus, available from the schools on request.
Some schools (foundation, voluntary aided and academies) may require you to complete a supplementary information form (SIF) in addition to the Hampshire application form. Please check the admission policy for each of your preferred schools to find out if a supplementary information form is required.
How to apply
Applications open for Hampshire residents on Monday 13th September 2021. You can apply online at www.hants.gov.uk/admissions. You must apply to Hampshire County Council even if you wish to apply for schools in another local authority.
The address provided on your application must be your child's permanent address on the application deadline (even if you are planning to move after this date).
The permanent addres is the child's normal place of residence. A business address, workplace address, relative's address of childminder's address will not be accepted.
Where parents are separated and the child lives at more than one address, only one address can be used. This must be the address of the parent with whom the child spends most of their time.
If you do not live in Hampshire (including Portsmouth and Southampton) you must apply through your home local authority.
Using the online system (Education Online Portal)
If you have used the Education Online Portal before, you will be able to log in using the same e-mail address and password. Please check your details are up-to-date in the ‘My Account’ section of the portal before starting your school application.
If you have not used the online portal before, you will need to register by clicking on the ‘Register’ button and following the onscreen instructions. You will be sent an e-mail from the system containing a link to the log in screen. You will then be able to log in using your e-mail address and password.
The deadline for applications
The deadline for applications is midnight on Saturday 31st October 2021.
It is very important that you submit your application by this date. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered until after all on-time applications have been processed, which means late applicants are less likely to be offered a place at one of their preferred schools.
Making a change to your application after the deadline
You cannot change your application after the deadline unless there has been a significant and material change in your circumstances. For example:
Such changes must be notified in writing to the Admissions Team by:
No changes can be made after these dates.
If you wish to change your application for any other reasons, you will have to make a late application.
Making a late application
Applications received after the closing date (see key dates) will not be processed until after all on-time applications have been considered.
Please note that if we can offer your child a place at a school named on your late application, any previous offer will automatically be withdrawn.
Late applications timetable:
|Date application received|
Date application is considered
|After 31 October 2021 and before 1 March 2022||9 March 2022|
|On or after 1 March 2022||From 10 March 2022 onwards|