Hampshire County Council is the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools in Hampshire (not including Portsmouth or Southampton) and is therefore responsible for determining the admission arrangements for these schools. The County Council is conducting a consultation on its proposed admission arrangements for these schools for the academic year 2020 to 2021.
School admissions regulations, detailed in the School Admissions Code (published by the Department for Education, December 2014), require all admission authorities to consult on any proposed changes to their arrangements by 31 January and to have determined them by 28 February 2019.
The term ‘admission arrangements’ means the overall procedure, practices and oversubscription criteria used in deciding on the allocation of school places. In the case of the Hampshire County Council, as a Local Authority with a responsibility for co-ordinating a centralised main round process, as well as being the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools, this includes a Co-ordinated Scheme for the main admissions round; an admission policy for each phase of school; a list of school specific criteria and the published admission number (PAN) for each community and voluntary controlled school. Additionally, there is a school catchment area that has been reviewed in the light of new housing development.
Description of the proposed changes to Hampshire’s admission arrangements
We want your views on proposed changes to the admission arrangements for 2020/21:
- A reduction to the Published admission number of the following schools:
- King's Furlong Infant School and Nursery, in Basingstoke, from 90 to 60
- Merton Infant School, in Basingstoke, from 90 to 60
- Merton Junior School, in Basingstoke, from 90 to 60
- Tadley Community Primary School, in Tadley, from 60 to 45
- Potley Hill Primary School, in Yateley, from 45 to 30
- Marlborough Infant School, in Aldershot, from 42 to 30
- Harestock Primary School, in Winchester, from 36 to 30
- Oliver's Battery Primary School, in Winchester, from 40 to 30
- Henry Cort Community School, in Fareham, from 210 to 180
Proposed Admissions policies for each phase of school
The existing admissions policies for every community and voluntary controlled school can be found on the ‘Find a school’ pages
- Nursery Admission Policy September 2020-2021
- Admission policy for Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Infant Schools 2020-2021
- Admission policy for Community and Voluntary Controlled Junior Schools 2020-2021
- Admission policy for Community and Voluntary Controlled Junior schools federated with their linked infant 2020-2021
- Admission policy for Community Secondary Schools 2020-2021
- Admission policy for Community all-through schools 2020-2021
- School Specific Criteria 2020-2021
- Random Allocation Procedure (tie-breaker)
Proposed admissions numbers
Catchment area Reviews
Any comments previously received in response to the initial consultation 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
To respond to this consultation please send your comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can write to:
School Admissions Team
Hampshire County Council
Children’s Services Department
Elizabeth II Court North
Winchester SO23 8UG
All responses will be considered by the Hampshire Admission Forum at their meeting of 31 January 2019, who will make recommendations to the Executive Member for Education, Cllr Stephen Reid, in advance of his decision day on 22 February 2019.