Address information

Your child’s address

The address provided on your application must be your child’s permanent address on the application deadline (even if you are planning to move after this date).

The permanent address is the child's normal place of residence. A business address, workplace address, relative’s address or childminder's address will be not be accepted.

Where parents are separated and the child lives at more than one address, only one address can be used. This must be the address of the parent with whom the child spends most of their time. Where a child’s time is evenly divided between the parents, parents must agree which address they would like to be considered for the purposes of the application.

In the event of a dispute, in the absence of a relevant court order, the admission authority will make a judgement about which address applies, taking into account the address registered with the child’s current school, nursery, pre-school or child-minder, the address registered for child benefit and the address registered with the child’s GP.

Moving house
  • If you move house before the application deadline you must amend your online application or submit a new paper application form and send evidence of your new address to the Admissions Team
  • If you move house after the application deadline you must send evidence of your new address to the County Admissions Team by:
    • 5 January 2024 (for Year 7 applicants) or
    • 9 February 2024 (for Year R and Year 3 applicants)

If the evidence is sufficient, your new address will be considered for your application. You can also change the schools named on your application if they are no longer appropriate. If you would prefer us to use the address previously provided, please let us know

Address evidence received after 5 January 2024 (Year 7) or 9 February 2024 (Year R and Year 3) cannot be considered for the application. It will be used to communicate the outcome of the application only

Address evidence

If you are moving to or within Hampshire, you will need to provide evidence of your new address. Please refer to the list below for the evidence required depending on your type of move.

Buying a new home

  • A solicitors letter confirming exchange of contracts

If you are purchasing a new build, in addition to the above, you must provide evidence that you will be living there before your child’s expected start date, for example, a letter from the developer confirming a build completion date. Documents evidencing the ownership or purchase of a plot of land will not be accepted.

Renting a property

  • Signed tenancy agreement

Returning to owned property

  • Evidence of ownership of the property, i.e. the current financial year’s council tax letter if you are the council tax payer or recent utility bills (gas, water, electric)
  • Date of your intended move and evidence that the property is available to move into, for example, a signed tenancy agreement showing the end date of the tenancy

Moving to live with partner/friend/relative

An address change due to moving to live with a partner/friend or relative cannot be considered until the move has taken place and the following has been provided: 

  • A letter from the partner/friend/relative confirming the arrangements
  • Two pieces of evidence to demonstrate that you are resident at the new address. This could include: 
    • Recent utility bill (gas, water, electric)
    • Drivers licence
    • Bank statement
    • A copy of your Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit award letter (if you receive either of these benefits)

UK service personnel and crown servants

  • An official letter declaring a relocation date and evidence of a future home address, unit address or quartering area address

In the absence of a residential address, the unit postal address will be used.


Places are withdrawn every year because parents give a false address on their application. This includes cases where parents buy or rent a property solely to use the address in the application without any intention of taking up permanent residence there.

The County Council will investigate all allegations of false addresses and may monitor residency details if use of an address causes concern. The County Council reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence to support any claim of residence.  We may also check records held within the Council as well as other external agencies when confirming a child's permanent address.