Tel: 023 9258 7931

Admissions and catchment areas

If your child is in Year 6 you will be starting to plan for their move to Secondary School.

Hampshire County Council manages admissions. They will be in contact with you through your junior/primary school when it is time for you to apply for your child’s place at a local secondary school. Usually, this is in the October just after your child enters Year 6. Information on the process can be found on their website by clicking here (link opens in a new window). You can also apply online or by post.

To find out if you are in our catchment area please click here (link opens in a new window).

An address in the catchment area does not guarantee your child a place and so it’s advisable to also make contact with some of the other schools in Gosport.

If your Year 6 child currently attends private school and you are applying for a place at our school, please contact the Admissions Team in Winchester on 0845 603 5623.

If you are applying for a place for your child between Years 7 and 11, you can:

  • apply online by clicking here (link opens in a new window);
  • phone the admissions team at Hampshire County Council on 0845 603 5623; or
  • phone our admissions team on 023 9258 7931.

You can download a copy of our current admissions policy from the Policies page (link opens in new window).

Admissions appeals

If your child has been refused admission to a school you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Information about the appeal process is available in the following documents:

Admission appeal procedure (pdf opens in a new window)
Independent appeals guidance notes for parents (pdf opens in a new window)

Admission Appeals Timetable for Year 7 in September 2018

Appeals for transfer to Bay House School - Year 7

Notification date for on-time applicants:

Thursday 01 March 2018

Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (returning completed appeal papers to the school):

Thursday 29 March 2018

Year 7 appeal hearings to be held:

Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 June 2018

Decision letters to be sent:

Within 5 school days of hearing

Please note:

(i) Appeals lodged after 29 March 2018 will be heard on the above date if possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

(ii) For late applications, appeals will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline of lodging the appeals (where possible) or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

(iii) Appellants will receive at least 10 school days' notice of the location of their appeal hearing.

(iv) Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to Miss J Hathaway, GFM Admissions Officer - based at Bay House School no later than 14 working days before the hearing. Evidence submitted after this date may not be considered.

If you have any questions about the appeals process, please do not hesitate to contact:

Miss Julie Hathaway on (02392) 587931 ext 342 or via email: