Applying for a school place in-year

An in-year admission is when a child needs an immediate school place during the school year

There are two main reasons for this. You might be moving house or unhappy with your child’s current school.


In-year applications can be made at any time.

Applications are considered no more than four weeks in advance. Exceptionally, applications requesting a September start will be processed from 11 June 2018.

You can apply online for an in-year place at any Hampshire School. You must send any supporting documents, such as evidence of a new address, to the school.

Paper forms are available from schools on request. Completed paper forms should be returned to the school.

To apply for a place at a school outside of Hampshire, you must contact the school or the local authority there.

Receiving the decision

Schools will aim to respond in writing within 10 school days.

If you are offered a place:

  • speak to the school to arrange a start date

If you are refused a place:

  • your child will be added to the waiting list
  • you will also have the right of appeal against the decision
Finding a school

If you need help finding a school place for your child, please contact the County Admissions Team. This team can advise you about the nearest school with a place.