Primary school place offers confirmed by Hampshire County Council

Parents in Hampshire who applied on time for a school place for children starting school in September 2024 – either in Reception Year or in Year 3 in a junior school – have been sent the outcome of their application by Hampshire County Council today (16 April 2024)

Apr 16 2024

primary school children running in the playground
The County Council has processed more than 20,500 applications for children to start school in reception year (Year R) and to move from infant to their first year of junior education (Year 3).

More than 99 per cent (99.05 per cent) of parents have been offered a reception year place for their child in one of their three preferred schools, with over 93 per cent (93.64 per cent) allocated a place at their first preference school.

Of pupils transferring from infant school to junior school (Year 3), more than 99 per cent (99.27 per cent) received a place at one of their three preferences, and over 97 per cent (97.78 per cent) obtained a place at their first preference school.

Pupils who did not secure a place at one of their preferred schools have been allocated a place at their catchment school or the next nearest school with a place available. In these cases, the County Council has advised parents about the right to appeal and arrangements for their preferred school’s waiting list. Places can become available via the waiting list for various reasons including parents changing their mind or families moving home.

Parents who applied online have been notified of their offers by email. They can also view their offer by logging into the secure, online portal using the same log-in details provided when making their online application. Those parents who applied on paper have been notified by email if an email address was provided on their application form or by post where no email address was provided and should receive their letters in two to three days.

Further information about the admissions process, including a set of Frequently Asked Questions, is available on the County Council’s Admissions webpages.

For more information about school transport assistance and the eligibility criteria, please visit the County Council’s Travel to School webpages.  This includes information on school transport assistance which may be available in certain circumstances, where the national eligibility criteria are met (application deadline 31 May).