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Admission to Infant School - Year R September 2020

On the national offer date of 16th April 2020, you will receive an email notifying you of the outcomes of your primary school application. This will be sent to the email address that you provided on your online application form. 


Hampshire's procedures do not usually require families to accept their school place but as school is closed this year (except for keyworker children) they are asking for families to respond by accepting (or rejecting) the offered place. Families will be asked to log in to the Education portal (as of 16th April 2020) to respond to the offer. 


Only when school reopen families will be asked to provide proof of your child's date of birth and confirmation of address used for the application.

Primary School entry to Year R in September 2020


If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they are due to start school in the school year beginning September 2020. 

Admission to a Year R class is not automatic. 

Application opens from 1st November 2019 to midnight on 15th January 2020. 


To make an application between these dates go to: Hampshire County Council Year R application


Hampshire County Council School Catchment finder


Should you wish to complete a paper application, please telephone 01489 782075 to request a form.

Should you require any advice on admission arrangements then please contact the Admissions team at Hampshire County Council directly on 0300 555 1377.


Notifications to parents offering a primary or infant school place will be sent by the County Council on 16 April 2020.


Infant to Junior Transfer 2020


If your child is currently in Year 2 you will be required to make an application for a place to the Junior School as the transfer is not automatic.  The dates and procedure for this process is the same for an application for a place in Year R above.


To make a Year 3 application: Hampshire County Council applying for a junior place (Year 3)


In Year Transfers


If your child is already at school and you wish to transfer to Freegrounds Infant School, please contact the school office for information regarding the availability of places and then apply online via Hampshire County Council Admissions Department.


To make an in year application: Hampshire County Council In Year Application

School Tours for prospective parents starting September 2020

During the Autumn term we hold a number of school tours for parents and children (if you wish) to come and view the school during a morning so you can see it in action. Below are a list of dates and times available for these tours. If you wish to book a slot please either email or call the office on 01489 782075 as there are limited spaces on each tour.

8 November 2019 9.15am FULL 9.30am FULL 9.45am FULL
20 November 2019 9.15am FULL 9.30am FULL 9.45am FULL
6 December 2019 9.15am FULL 9.30am FULL 9.45am
12 December 2019 9.15am 9.30am 9.45am FULL
10 January 2020 9.15am 9.30am 9.45am