The vast majority of parents in Hampshire with children due to start school in September at age 4/5, have been offered a place at one of their preferred primary schools, by Hampshire County Council today (16 April 2018).
The County Council has processed more than 14,600 applications from Hampshire residents for school places in reception year, starting in September 2018. Just over 98 per cent (98.75 per cent) of parents have been offered a place for their child in one of their three preferred schools. This included 93.58 per cent, being allocated a place at their first choice of school, up from 90.86 per cent last year.
Of pupils transferring from infant school to junior school (Year 3), 99 per cent (99.15 per cent) received a place at one of their choices – with 98 per cent (98.02 per cent) obtaining a place at their first choice school.
For the few cases where parents did not secure a place for their child in a school of their choice, parents are advised in their notification about the right to appeal against the refusal of a place and arrangements for their preferred school’s waiting list. Places may become available before September for a variety of reasons including families moving house or out of the area, or if parents change their mind and decide to decline the place allocated to their child, having secured an alternative school place.
More information about the admissions process is available at: www.hants.gov.uk/admissions