Portsmouth city council

New applications closed. Existing applicants - view/respond to offers from 1 Feb (UTC), 1 March (secondary), 18 April (starting school and junior)

If you need help or more information please contact the admissions team by phone on 023 9268 8008 (first point of contact will be with the City Helpdesk), email admissions@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or write to us at Admissions team, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA.

A list of Portsmouth schools converting to academies can be found on the Department for Education website.

Check the school in your catchment area

Please refer to our information booklet below.

  • the closing date for applications was Monday 31 October 2016
  • applications cannot be made online after Monday 31 October 2016, please use a paper form for late applications
  • paper applications received after closing date will be processed after on-time applications have been considered and allocated places
  • paper forms are available from the Civic Offices or Portsmouth junior and primary schools, or to download from the documents section below

A list of Portsmouth schools converting to academies can be found on the Department for Education website.

Check the school in your catchment area.

Please refer to our information booklet below.

By law, children must begin school at the start of the term following their fifth birthday. In Portsmouth, most children will start school when they are four years old. To start school in  September 2017, your child must be born on or between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013.

  • the closing date for applications was Sunday 15 January 2017
  • Applications cannot be made online after Sunday 15 January 2017, please use a paper form for late applications
  • Paper applications received after closing date will be processed after on-time applications have been considered and allocated places
  • Paper forms will be available after 10 November 2016 from the Civic Offices or Portsmouth junior and primary schools, or to download from the documents section below

A list of Portsmouth schools converting to academies can be found on the Department for Education website.

Check the school in your catchment area.

Please refer to our information booklet below.

In late October/early November if your child is currently in Year 2  at an infant school, you will receive an application letter advising you how to apply for a place at a junior school. If you do not receive an application letter, please contact your child's school - or us.

  • the closing date for applications was Sunday 15 January 2017
  • Applications cannot be made online after Sunday 15 January 2017, please use a paper form for late application
  • Paper applications received after closing date will be processed after on-time applications have been considered and allocated places
  • Paper forms will be available after 10 November 2016 from the Civic Offices or Portsmouth junior and primary schools, or to download from the documents section below

A list of Portsmouth schools converting to academies can be found on the Department for Education website.

In-Year applications are for applying for a school place in Portsmouth for entry to any year group at other times of the school year (i.e. not starting school, junior transfer or secondary transfer in September 2017). Our in-year primary application form and in-year secondary application form - can be found below.  You cannot apply online.

Please note if you wish to apply for Lyndhurst Junior Academy, Charter Academy or St Edmund's Roman Catholic Secondary School you will need to apply directly to the schools using their own application forms.

The school admissions policies for the academic year 2016-2017 apply.

If we are unable to offer you a place at your preferred school, you have the right to appeal - follow the link for information on the appeals process.

Please refer to our information booklet below.

Portsmouth School Admissions are coordinating year 10 admissions to the new University Technical College (UTC).

  • Closing date for applications 31 October 2016
  • Offer day 1 February 2017
  • Paper applications received after closing date will be processed after on-time applications have been considered and allocated places
  • Paper forms are available from the Civic Offices or the UTC or download from the documents section below

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