Consultation on School Admission Arrangements 2025-2026
Hamwic Education Trust invites you to give your views about the proposed admission arrangements for Hamworthy Primary Schools for 2025-2026. You have until Wednesday 31st January 2024 to have your say. If you have any comments you would like to make about the policy, please send them to Claire Shaw, Education Access Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
2025 - 2026 Admission Policies
Choosing an infant and junior school place for your child is a significant decision and we are delighted that you are thinking of applying to Hamworthy Primary Schools.
Applications for Reception and Year 3 for a September 2024 start are now open. You can apply from 1 September 2023 - 15 January 2024. There is no benefit to applying early as the applications are not ranked until after the closing date. Should you apply after 15 January 2024, your applications will not be ranked until after National Primary Offer Day, which is 17 April 2024.
BCP Council have provided these useful guides on school admissions:
The Admissions Policy at Twin Sails Infant School and Hamworthy Park Junior School supports and welcomes applications from service families. If you are applying under service premium grounds, you will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and submit this to BCP School Admissions when making your application. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the SIF has been completed correctly. A cope of the Supplementary Information Form can be found below for you to download.
If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place at one of your applied schools, your child's name will be added to our waiting list and their position on this list will be determined by the same criteria on our Admissions Policies below. Therefore, please be aware that your child's position on our waiting lists can move up and down should a later application meet a higher criteria. Please contact the School Office at any time to find out your child's position on our waiting list.
Waiting lists are held for one academic year and expire at the end of the Summer Term. If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place by this time, and wish to remain on the waiting list, you will need to re-apply for the next academic year. This can be done from 1 June 2025.
If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place at a preferred school, you have the right to appeal this decision with an Independent Appeal Panel. Information on appeals can be found here.
Please note that you can only appeal a decision once an academic year and you cannot appeal if you have been offered a higher preference of school for your child.
Appealing for a School Place
Parents have a right to express a preference for the school they would like their child to attend and you can express a preference for up to four schools. If you are unsuccessful in being offered a place at one of your listed schools, the most common reason will be that the school received more applications than places available and other children had a higher priority for a place when the admissions policy was applied.
Should you wish to appeal, you can lodge this on the BCP School Admissions website by clicking here
Appeals Timetable 2023
Twin Sails and Hamworthy Park Service Supplementary Information Form
Twin Sails Infant School and Nursery Admissions Policies
Hamworthy Park Junior School Admissions Policies
The Admission Policies for Hamworthy Park Junior, 2021- 2024, had an omitted statement in the over subscription criteria (number 3). This has been corrected and the amended Policies are now on this website and with the Local Authority. Our Governors and the Local Authority are aware and it has been confirmed that no applications were unfulfilled due to the missing criteria.