Applying to a school on medical, physical or psychological grounds

You can ask for priority for a place at your preferred school if your child or a member of your family living at the same address has a medical need that makes attendance at the school essential

All schools can cope with special educational needs and common childhood complaints such as asthma or allergies.

Make a request

Tick the appropriate box on the application form to show that you wish the application to be considered on medical grounds.

Send supporting evidence by the application deadline, for example a letter from a registered health professional. This must set out the reasons why the medical condition makes the school in question the only school able to support your child’s or your family’s needs.

Please send evidence to the Admissions Team. All information submitted will be regarded as confidential.

Your application will not be considered on medical grounds if you do not provide supporting evidence by the application deadline.

What happens next

For all Hampshire community and voluntary controlled schools:

  • the school and a panel of local authority senior officers will consider your evidence
  • both parties need to agree that your child's admission is essential. If not, your application will be considered against the school’s remaining oversubscription criteria

For Academies, Foundation, Aided and Trust Schools:

  • your evidence will be sent to the school for their consideration

Please note that not all schools have a medical criterion. Refer to the individual school’s admission policy for further information.