Admissions notices

Mar 1 2017

Important information about Fort Hill Community School

On Monday 19 June 2017, the County Council’s Executive Member for Education, Councillor Peter Edgar, agreed the recommendation to discontinue Fort Hill Community School and amalgamate it with Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College. Further information about this decision.

This means that, technically, Fort Hill will close on 31 August 2017.

What this means for current pupils

The Fort Hill site will continue to be available for two years so that the governing body of Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College can continue to offer education on the Fort Hill site for Year 10 and Year 11 pupils from September 2017. Transport assistance will be available from the Fort Hill site to the Cranbourne site for current Year 7 and Year 8 pupils transferring to Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College in September 2017. This offer of support will be available for a maximum of two years. The offer will be extended to pupils in Years 10 and 11 if at anytime during this period, the governing body decide to cease the offer of education on the Fort Hill site. This support would be available for any pupil on roll of Fort Hill at the time of the Executive Member’s Decision day on the 20 March 2017.

What this means for children who were due to start Year 7 in September 2017 at Fort Hill Community School

Any parent whose child has been allocated a place at Fort Hill Community School in September 2017 will receive a letter from the County Council confirming that their Fort Hill offer is now an offer for Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College. The letter will also include information about the school’s transition events and starting arrangements.

Parents wishing to secure a place at a different school should contact the County Council’s Admissions Team for further advice on 01962 826902 or 845331.

Important information about Belle Vue Infant School, Newport Junior School and The Connaught School

On 18 January 2017, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Education took the decision to merge Belle Vue Infant School, Newport Junior School and The Connaught school to create a new all-through 4-16 school, operating across all three existing school sites. The new all-through school will be called Alderwood School and will open on 10 April 2017. Further information about the decision is available on the County website.

Applications for Year 7 at The Connaught School in September 2017

Applications for The Connaught School will still be processed in accordance with the school’s published admission arrangements. Any offer of a place at The Connaught School will become an offer of a place at the new school.

Applications for Year R at Belle Vue Infant school in September 2017

Applications for Belle Vue Infant School will still be processed in accordance with the school’s published admission arrangements. Any offer of a place at Belle Vue Infant School will become an offer of a place at the new school.

Applications for Year 3 at Newport Junior School in September 2017

Applications for Newport Junior School received before 18 January 2017 will be processed in accordance with the school's published admission arrangements. Any offer of a place at Newport Junior School will become an offer at the new school. As Newport Junior will be discontinued on 9 April 2017, we are unable to accept applications for this school received after 18 January 2017.

If you wish to apply for a place at the new all-through school in September 2017, you can make an in-year application from May 2017. This will be considered on 12 June 2017.

If you have any concerns about your application, please contact the Admissions Team.