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Admissions for september 2024

Barton Farm Primary Academy opened in in September 2020. Each year we will admit a new Year R cohort of 60 pupils until the school grows to full capacity as our cohorts move through the school. 

Applications for Year R places will open on 1st November 2023 and close on 15th January 2024. 

Places at our school are applied for via the Hampshire County Council school admissions website. The County Council will consider first all those applications received by the published deadline of midnight on 15th January 2024. Notifications to parents offering a primary or infant school place will be sent by the County Council on 16th April 2024.


For the application process, please click on the following link: Hampshire School Admissions


appeals information

National notification date for on-time applicants     Tuesday 16th April 2024
Notification date for late applicants (whose applications received after 15 January and before 16 April 2024)  Monday 29th April 2024
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (returning completed appeal papers to the County Council)  Tuesday 21st May 2024
Appeal hearings to be held From 3rd June to 23rd July
Decision letters to be sent  Within five school days of hearing

Please note

(i)  Appeals lodged after 21st May 2024 will be heard during the above dates if possible. Where it is not achievable to hold an appeal between the above dates, the hearing will be scheduled within 30 school days (excluding any school holidays) of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged on or after 12 June 2024  may not be heard until the autumn term.

(ii)  Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the exact date and location of their appeal hearing.

(iii)  Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to the Appeals Service until 10 school days before the hearing. Evidence submitted after this date will be considered by the panel but this may lead to an adjournment and significant delays. 



Open events for parents

We will be holding a number of events for prospective parents from September to January each year.  Please see our Open Events Information page for further details.


In year admissions

For an in-year admission, please click this link: In Year Admissions


Please note, Barton Farm Primary Academy are a growing school and currently only have Year R-Year 3.  From September 2024 we will expand to include Year 4. Please feel free to contact us to find out if we have spaces in your desired year group, but note that applications have to be made via the link above to Hampshire Admissions.

For In-Year applications, school will notify parents of the outcome within 10 days of the application being received from Hampshire Admissions, and not later than 15 days.

You have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel against the refusal of a place at this school.  If you would like to appeal against the decision, please visit Appeal Information or contact the County Admissions Team on 0300 555 1377 to request an appeal pack.  This provides an option for appeal papers to be completed and submitted online or written on a paper version of the appeal forms and submitted in the post or by hand.  Please contact the school if you would like to appeal against the decision.  You will be advised what you need to do and sent the appropriate form and guidance notes.