What is St Peter’s School like? ………well come and look around!
Choosing a school for your child is an important decision and we completely understand that you will want to look around before you decide. In the Autumn we hold a number of “showarounds”, led by our Headteacher Miss Buxton, for parents considering the school for the following year’s Reception class intake. For in-year entries we are also able to offer more bespoke tours. We have also put together a virtual tour which can be viewed here:
How do I apply for a place?
If your child is due to start school for the first time you will need to complete the admissions process through your home local authority. The application is done online. If you are a Hampshire resident please click here to visit the local authority’s own website or to request a paper copy please ring Hampshire County Council on 0300 555 1377. A Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is also required should you wish governors to categorise the application as per admissions policy. This is available either from the school or by clicking on the link below. The completed form must be returned to the school in person together with any supporting documentation by the published closing date, which for September 2022 entry is 15th January 2022.
For in-year entries you can contact Hampshire via their website (see above) and speak to our School Office directly. You will firstly need to find out whether we have a space available in that year group. If we have a space then we will need both an In Year Application Form, along with a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) completed should you wish governors to consider the category in which you are placed in accordance to the admissions policy. You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible and within 15 school days of receipt, although the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.
The Supplementary Information Forms can be downloaded here:
As it is a paper form which needs to be signed, we regret submission online is not an option.
How are places at the school decided?
Places are allocated in accordance with criteria detailed in our Admissions Policy, copies of which are available to download below.
When will my child start school?
Children start school in the September of the school year of their fifth birthday.
What happens before my child starts school?
We want to make your child’s entry to the school as happy and relaxed as possible. You and your child will be invited to one of our “Stay & Play” sessions which are held in July. During those sessions your child will spend time in their new class with their new classmates. This allows them to meet some of the staff who will be working with them, meet their new friends and get to see what their classroom will be like in an informal relaxed environment.
In September the new Reception class start a few days after the rest of the school. During those first few days of September you and your child will have a home visit from our Reception class teacher and teaching assistant in your home setting before they start school.
Can I appeal if my child is not offered a place?
Yes, you have the right of appeal if your application for a place for your child is refused.
Appeals for main round applications will be heard in-line with Hampshire’s Admissions Appeals Timetable. For information on Hampshire Schools’ Admission Appeals, please click here for a direct link to the Appeals page on the local authority website.
Our 2021 Admissions Appeals Procedure can be downloaded below. For September 2021 the appeal dates are scheduled for 7 June to 16 July inclusive.