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Admissions 

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

 

T: 01425 652039 or E: admissions@burgate.hants.sch.uk

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 

Burgate School Welcome Video: The video introduces parents and students to key staff particularly supporting Year 6 transition and provides information to help when considering Year 7 applications but also provides an overview for applicants from other year groups who may be interested in applying for a place in our main school.. 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. 

 

Admissions Questions: Should you have any questions that we have not answered in our video please email admissions@burgate.hants.sch.uk and we will post responses to FAQs on the admissions page of the website.  


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. 


Tours of the school: Each year we offer a block of Year 6 tours in the Autumn term and Year 5 tours in the summer. Booking during these events is available online. If you are unable to visit during these periods or are considering an in-year move then please contact the admissions team and where possible we will be happy to organise a tour at another time. 


“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.

 

We have a Headstart programme designed to support students identified as needing any additional support with the transition to secondary school which in the Summer Term of Year 6 alleviates fears and anxieties through a series of visits where fun group activities, tours of the school and opportunities to meet other new students and key staff can all help with the transition. The students involved say that it has a hugely positive effect and that they feel much more confident about starting with us 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 2021.

 

Appeals against main round Year 7 Admissions Decision 2022:

 

If you wish to make an appeal against an admissions decision please see the timetable below for key 2022 dates and follow the link below to the Hampshire County Council Website where you can lodge your appeal.

If you wish to make an appeal against an admissions decision please see the timetable for 2022 Appeals and follow the link below to download our Appeals Form.

  • Notification Date for on-time applicants from Local Education Authority - 1 March 2022

  • 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 (returning completed appeal papers to the County Council - TBC

  • Year 7 appeal hearings to be held - TBC

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

Please click on the following link for more information about submitting an appeal:  How to make an appeal


Applying for a school place outside of the main round:

If you are considering a school move after the start of Year 7 then please contact our Admissions Officer, Miss Connolly, directly

and indicate your reasons for wanting a possible in-year transfer: admissions@burgate.hants.sch.uk

You can apply for an in-year place up to four weeks before the place is needed. For a place in the following academic year, parents should apply four working weeks before the end of our summer term each year. 

We will aim to respond to your application in writing within 10 school days and no later than 15 school days.

Please note that schools we are unlikely to be able to respond to applications during school holidays. If you are waiting for an outcome, you may need to wait until the school returns.

If a school place is offered we will discuss induction and a start day. If you are not offered a place you have the right to appeal the decision. Please read The Hampshire Admissions Appeal Information for more details. 

 

Hampshire Schools Fair Access Protocol.

If you would like to apply for an in-year school place then you can do so by completing our application form:

 

 

 

 

 

Note: In addition to making your application, you must provide the school with evidence of your child’s address, by providing any two of the following:

  • driving licence

  • council tax bill showing both your name and the home address

  • utility bill (gas, electricity, water) showing both your name and home address

  • bank statement showing both your name and the home address.

Or, if you are applying for a school place because of a house move or military posting:

Please follow this link to read other address evidence which may be submitted.

 

 

Our annual intake of 190 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.

Sixth Form applicants should 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.  

Download main school (in year application) form here