If your child attends Year 6 in a primary or junior school, you will need to make an application for admission to Year 7 in a secondary school, to start in September 2013.
In September of Year 6 the headteacher of the primary or junior school will give Hampshire parents a letter explaining how to register on the Hampshire online admissions system. Unless you have recently moved into Hampshire, this letter will contain a unique identification number allowing you to access your child's details once you have registered online. If you are new to Hampshire you will need to complete your child's details after you have registered online. If you are resident in Hampshire and your child attends an independent school you may also need to complete your child's details after you have registered online, or contact the County Admissions Team for advice. If you are resident outside Hampshire, you will need to apply for a place through your own Local Authority.
Timeline of application process for admission to Year 7 in September 2013
It is very important that your application is submitted by midnight on Wednesday 31 October 2012.
17 September 2012 - online application system opens
Parents resident in Hampshire (not including Portsmouth or Southampton) wishing to apply for a Year 7 place at a maintained secondary school (including schools outside Hampshire) can apply online or request a paper application form (CS2) available from Hampshire schools or from the County Admissions Team.
Wednesday 31 October 2012 (by midnight) - Closing date for secondary school applications.
Parents resident in Hampshire (not including Portsmouth or Southampton) must submit their online form or return the paper form to a Hampshire County Council school by this date. The online form will close on 31 October. This deadline falls during the October half-term holidays. If you wish to submit a paper application into a school, you must do so by Friday 26 October.
11 January 2013 - Final date for changes to on-time applications
If you provide evidence to the Admissions Team of a significant change of circumstances (usually a change of address) you may make a change to an on-time application until this date.
Friday 01 March 2013 - Offer date for on-time applicants
On-time applicants will be notified by Hampshire County Council of the outcome of their applications. Online applicants will receive this notification by email and parents who submitted paper applications will be sent a letter on 01 March 2013 by first class post.
Friday 15 March 2013 - Late applications received before 01 March 2013 are considered.
Friday 16 March 2013 - Late applications received on or after 01 March 2013 will be considered.
Liaison with Priestlands School, after allocation of places
Early in the summer term the Headteacher will write to all parents of Year 6 pupils who have been successful in their application to join Priestlands, to give further information on the transition process. We look forward to meeting all Year 6 pupils when they spend Intake Day with us in July and start Year 7 in September 2013. Parents may wish to note the following dates in their diaries:
| Tuesday 16th July
||8.45am - Intake Day for Year 6 pupils |
| Tuesday 16th July
||7.00pm - Intake Evening for Year 6 parents |
| Tuesday 3rd September
||Inset Day 1 for staff training|
| Wednesday 4th September
||Inset Day 2 for staff training|
| Thursday 5th September
||8.45am - First day of term for Year 7 pupils|
| Friday 6th September
||8.45am - First day of term for Years 8-11 pupils|