This consultation will run from 9 November until 24 December 2020.
The School Admissions Code (Dec 2014) published by the Department for Education, requires all admission authorities to consult on their admission arrangements if they are seeking to make changes from the previous year or if the arrangements have not been subject to a public consultation for at least 7 years, to ensure all views are heard. Consultation must be for a minimum of 6 weeks between 1 October 2020 and 31 January 2021. The final arrangements must be determined by 28 February 2021.
The admission arrangements include an admission policy for each phase of school, a list of school specific criteria, the published admission number (PAN) and catchment area for each community and voluntary controlled school.
The full admission arrangements including proposed changes are detailed below:
Published admission numbers (PANS)
We are proposing a reduction to the published admission number for the following schools:
- Bishops Waltham Infant School, Southampton from 90 to 60
- Chawton CE Primary School, Alton from 20 to 15
- Mayhill Junior School, Hook from 70 to 65
- Pennington Infant School, Lymington from 52 to 30
- Pennington CE Junior School, Lymington from 52 to 30
The full list of proposed PANS for 2022/23 for all community and voluntary controlled schools in Hampshire are available below:
We are seeking an amendment to the wording relating to multiple birth siblings in the secondary and all-through admission policies to further clarify when multiple birth siblings can be admitted over PAN. This amendment brings the wording in line with that already included in the primary and junior policies.
Where a twin or child from a multiple birth is admitted to a school under this policy then any further twin or child of the same multiple birth will be admitted, if the parents so wish, even though this may raise the number in the year group above the school’s PAN.
Proposed wording (as already included in the primary and junior policy)
Where a twin or child from a multiple birth is offered the last place available within the PAN, any further twin or child of the same multiple birth will also be offered a place, if the parents so wish, even though this may raise the number in the year group above the school’s PAN.
We are also proposing the inclusion of a new school specific criterion for the following schools:
- Padnell Junior School, Waterlooville - (see step 1 for details)
- Eling Infant School, Totton - (see step 2 for details)
- Alver Valley Infant & Nursery School, Gosport - (see step 3 for details)
- The Hamble School and Bursledon Infant & Junior Schools (see 'Catchment Areas' below)
And the removal of a school specific criterion for:
- Brookfield Community School - (see step 4 for details)
Select the school name above for more details. The full list of school specific criteria for 2022-23 is available below.
The full proposed 2022/23 admission arrangements for Hampshire community and voluntary controlled schools are available via the links below. There are no proposed changes from the previous year other than those referred to above and in the catchment area section below.
- Nursery Admission Policy September 2022-2023
- Admission policy for Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Infant Schools 2022-2023
- Admission policy for Community and Voluntary Controlled Junior Schools 2022-2023
- Admission policy for Community and Voluntary Controlled Junior schools federated with their linked infant 2022-2023
- Admission policy for Community Secondary Schools 2022-2023
- Admission policy for Community all-through schools 2022-2023
- School Specific Criteria 2022-2023
- Random Allocation Procedure (tie-breaker)
- Supplementary Information Form (for voluntary controlled schools)
We are proposing changes to the catchment area for the following schools:
Any comments previously received in response to the initial consultations with local schools and residents will be included in this wider admission arrangements consultation. Consultees do not need to resubmit their earlier comments.
How to respond to the consultation
Send your comments by e-mail to email@example.com or you can write to:
School Admissions Team
Hampshire County Council
Children’s Services Department
Elizabeth II Court North
All responses will be collated and considered by the Hampshire Admission Forum at their meeting of 6 January 2021, who will make recommendations to the Executive Member for Education and Skills, Cllr Roz Chadd, in advance of her decision day on 24 February 2021.
The final arrangements will be published on the County Council website by 15 March 2021. If you have any queries relating to this consultation or would like to request a paper copy of the consultation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0300 555 1377.