If you haven’t already had an opportunity to visit us then there are a number of events throughout the academic year, some of these may need to be virtual this year but please keep an eye on this page for updates.


If you have any questions about joining The Burgate then please call or email:


T: 01425 652039 or E:

The Burgate School Catchment Area:

We are very proud that each year many parents from outside of our school catchment choose to send their children to our school. With a comprehensive school bus network serving a wide local area, The Burgate is accessible to many students wishing to study with us.


Please click on the following links to view a map of the main school catchment area and current bus routes 


Open Events Autumn Term 2020

This year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis we are unable to welcome prospective Year 7 applicants to traditional open days but Team Burgate have been working on a few other things that we hope will give both parents and students a glimpse of Burgate life and answer some of the questions you will have.

Year 6 Online Welcome: Our virtual welcome video is now available to view and will introduce parents and students to key staff supporting Year 6 transition and will provide information to help when considering Year 7 applications. View here.


·         Headteacher, David Pover will welcome you all and explain a little about Burgate school life.


·         Deputy Headteacher, Katja Gibson will talk to you about the curriculum we offer.

·         Our Head Boy and Head Girl will be saying 'hi' and talking about their experiences as Burgate students.


·         Head of Year 7, Lisa Mann, will provide an overview of how we support our new students through the transition to big school              and how we help them to settle once they arrive. 


Year 6 Questions: Should you have any questions that we have not answered in our video please email and we will post responses to FAQs on the admissions page of the website.  

Virtual Tour: This is coming soon too and will be an opportunity for you to take a virtual wander around the school!

New School Prospectus: Get a glimpse either digitally or please request a copy of our new school prospectus. Read about more of the things we offer our students and how we support their journey. Prospectuses may be viewed on our homepage. 

Year 6 Tour of the school: With regret tours are now closed. Please view the online welcome video and get in touch if you have any further questions. We really hope to offer further opportunities to visit us in person soon.

“Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the high quality of education and, particularly, the exceptional level of pastoral care that pupils receive at this school.” Ofsted 2019

Applications for Year 7 places: Applications must be submitted through the local education authority within which you live by the end of October. If you live in a different county to our school, you can still place The Burgate as your first choice. At the beginning of March places are allocated by the local education authority and parents are informed of the outcome of their application. From there those successful at securing a place  at The Burgate will receive a Welcome Pack and will begin a comprehensive induction process to ensure a successful transition for each child. 

The Burgate School has over 25 feeder schools ranging across Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. At times a student can be the only one transitioning to The Burgate from their Junior School  which may make them apprehensive about starting school. Our comprehensive pastoral system aims to support all students particularly those who are uncertain or anxious about September. Our Headstart programme in the Summer Term of Year 6 alleviates these fears through fun group activities, tours of the school and opportunities to meet other new students and key staff. All students involved say that it has had a positive effect and that they feel much more confident about starting in September as a result! 

Main round applications for a Year 7 places in 2021 must be made via the County Council you reside within by 31 October 2020, but please ensure you put us as number one when ranking your school choices.


Appeals against main round Year 7 Admissions Decision 2021:

If you wish to make an appeal against an admissions decision please see the timetable below for key 2021 dates and follow the link below to download our Appeals Form.

If you wish to make an appeal against an admissions decision please see the timetable for 2020 Appeals and follow the link below to download our Appeals Form.

  • Notification Date for on-time applicants from Local Education Authority - 1 March 2021

  • Waiting list for Year 7 established- 10 March 2021

  • Notification date for late applicants (for applications received after 31 October 2020 and before 1 March 2021) - TBC

  • Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (letter addressed to school admissions officer) - TBC

  • Year 7 appeal hearings to be held - TBC provisional dates:  03 May to 21 May 2021 TBC

  • Appeals Decision letters to be sent within 5 school days of hearing

Appeals Form

If you wish to appeal against the Admission Authority’s decision not to offer a place in Year 7 for September 2021, please complete our Appeals Form  and either post it or email it to the Admissions Officer at The Burgate School by March 27 2021

If you are considering a school move after the start of Year 7 then please contact our Admissions Officer directly. Your reasons for a possible in-year transfer will need to be discussed on first contact.


Sixth Form applicants can complete our online application form on our Sixth Form Information web page. Offers for the Sixth Form places are made at the end of January and students are invited to Freshers’ Day in June.  

Our annual intake of 160 students in each of the main school year groups is determined by our Admissions Policy. 


For more information about our main school please download our Main School Prospectus.

For more information about sixth form please download our Sixth Form Prospectus.

If you are considering an in-year school move then please contact the admissions team directly. Miss Connolly will be delighted to hear from you: Please email -

If you would like to apply for an in-year school place then you can do so by completing our application form - please click on the the button below. 

Sixth Form applications - Please view the Sixth Form pages for more information and to access the application form for Sixth Form

Download main school (in year application) form here

Year 5 Taster Days

To assist children and parents in choosing their preferred secondary school, we run Taster days for Year 5 students in the Summer Term. Provisional dates for 2021 are for the week commencing Monday 21 June and Monday 28 June. 

This is an opportunity for students to experience The Burgate school day including lessons and extra curricular activities. The days will run from 08:30 to 15:15.

Parent tours will be run in the mornings (9:00 to 10:00) and afternoons (14:00-15:00). Provisionally these will need to be booked in advance and more information will be released nearer the time.