Admission Arrangements

We know that choosing a school is a big decision for any parent and that the process of school admissions can be confusing. We hope that the information provided below, outlines some of the basic details and helps to make the process of transition as smooth and seamless as possible for you. We are here to help you as much as we can. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us

Our arrangements for school admissions are determined by The Good Shepherd Trust. Further information on this process can be found here.

Please contact the school on 01428 714409 and make an appointment to meet the Headteacher and receive a tour of the school. If you can't visit us in person, you can view our virtual tour here.

Dates of upcoming open days can be found in our events calendar.

The Holme CE Primary School highly values its Christian ethos, its close links with All Saints Church.  We provide a happy and caring Christian environment, where children are active participants in their learning and are challenged to realise their full potential both intellectually and socially. We welcome children and their families of all faiths and those of none. 

The official Published Admission Number (PAN) for the school is 30.


Applying for a place


September Admissions

You should receive information leaflets from your child's nursery or pre-school in the autumn term prior to your child’s admission to YR. If you do not receive one, you can contact Hampshire County Council or by phone: 0300 555 1377.

More information about applying for a YR place can be found here.

Click here to make your application directly to Hampshire County Council. In addition to your application, you may need to complete a supplementary information form (SIF). Please send this form directly to our school office with any supporting information.


In-Year Applications

If you wish for your child to join our school  outside of the normal admissions round, you should apply to Hampshire County Council directly here. Guidance on the in-year application process can be found here.

In addition to completing the forms, you should also provide evidence of your address. The following documents are permissible: Council Tax Bill, Signed Tenancy Agreement or Solicitor’s letter confirming completion of purchase AND one of the following – Recent Utility Bill, Benefits Statement, or Bank Statement.

If your child is new to the UK, please provide evidence of the date that they arrived. If your child is a British Citizen, please provide evidence of their passport, any visas, and relevant Home Office documentation.


Outcome of the application:

You will be notified of the outcome of your application within 10 schools days if possible, but 15 at the latest. If you application is unsuccessful, we will â€‹provide the reasons for refusal and the process for making an appeal.

Please note that your child cannot be placed onto a waiting list without making an application. 




2022 - 2023 Admissions

Admissions Policy 2022 - 2023

SIF 2022


2023 - 2024 Admissions

Admissions Policy 2023 - 2024

SIF 2023


2024 - 2025 Admissions

Admissions Policy 2024 - 2025

SIF 2024

Further Information

Catchment Map: click here for link to Hampshire School Catchment Finder

Please note that in 2018, Hampshire changed their distance calculations. Distances are now calculated from the ordnance survey home address point to the school address point, rather than the school reception.


Admission Appeals

Information on your right and how to appeal a declined admissions application, can be found here. Although we are an Academy of the Good Shepherd Trust we follow the Hampshire appeal timetable.

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Appellants will be given at least 10 clear school days’ notice of the appeal hearing date.

Appellants will be sent a copy of the Trust's case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence which was not included with their initial appeal, it must be received no later than 5pm on the day preceding 3 clear working days before the appeal hearing date.

The Appeal Panel must decide whether any additional evidence or information received after this date may be considered, taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing.