This policy will apply to all admissions from 1 September 2016, including in-year admissions. It will be used during 2015-16 for allocating places for September 2016 as part of the main admission round for Year 7.
Outside the normal admissions round, the authority’s Fair Access protocol may be applied alongside the policy to secure the admission of vulnerable pupils from specific groups.
The guiding principles of the school admissions policy are that each Hampshire child is offered a school place; that each school should serve its local community; that as many children as possible attend their parents’ preferred school; that siblings as far as possible can attend school together; and that children can benefit from continuity between schools serving the same community. The policy aims to be clear, fair and objective and complies with all relevant legislation.