Priestlands is an outstanding and over-subscribed comprehensive school with a school community of just over 1220 students. We enjoy a high reputation locally and nationally as a school with a very good academic record.
We recognise that choosing a school for your child is an important decision and hope that our website captures the positive atmosphere and ethos of Priestlands. Our prospectus and supplement are also available to download.
The majority of our students join us at the beginning of Year 7, aged 11 or 12, from our linked primary schools. Transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting time for all, although we recognise that some may feel anxiety about the change. We work closely with students and parents to ensure that everyone settles quickly into school life at Priestlands. The result is a caring and happy community, allowing students not only to achieve excellent academic standards, but also developing in them the self belief needed to become responsible young adults.
Our Annual Open Evening normally takes place on the first Thursday in October at 7.00pm, followed by our Open Morning on the first Friday in October at 9.15am. If you are not able to attend either of these events, we are always very happy to show you around the school at another time. If you would like to have a tour, please telephone or email the school.
Applications for admission in the main round at the start of Year 7 are conducted by the Local Authority during the first half of the autumn term when children are in Year 6. Parents of children in Year 6 will receive information about the application process from their child’s current primary school. Year 6 children attending independent schools but living in Hampshire will need to contact the Hampshire Admissions Team on 0845-603-5623. Year 6 children living outside Hampshire will need to contact their own Local Authority Admissions Team. Parents and carers are informed of places allocated by the Local Authority shortly after their list is published on 1st March each year.
Applications for places in Year 7 in September that arrive after 15th March will continue to be managed by the Hampshire Admissions Team. Admissions to other year groups are conducted by Priestlands. To apply, please complete the Priestlands School Application Form and read the accompanying guidance notes. Our Admissions Policy provides further information.