School Admissions




Starting School


If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 they will be eligible to start school in the school year beginning September 2021.

Open Days during Autumn 2020

Tuesday 6th October 2020 9.30 - 11.30 am

Wednesday 14th October 2020 1.15 - 2.45 pm

Thursday 22nd October 2020 1.15 - 2.45 pm

Thursday 5th November 2020 9.30 - 11.30 am

Wednesday 11th November 2020 1.15-2.45 pm

Tuesday 17th November 9.30 - 11.30am

Monday 23rd November 6 - 7 pm

All are welcome. Please telephone the school office on 02392 262599 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view make an appointment.


For admissions to our Reception Class in September 2021, applications should be made via Hampshire County Council (see link below) and a Supplementary Information Form should be completed and forwarded to the school.

The Hampshire County Council site will open for 2021 applications in Autumn 2020. The final ddate for on-time applications will be advised here when announced..



Link for School Applications:







In-Year Applications


Admission to other Year Groups further up the school may be possible depending on pupil numbers. Please contact the school for an informal discussion. A Hampshire County Council Application and Supplementary Information Form will still need to be completed, but we are very happy to advise you on this process. Click here for a link to the Hampshire in-year admissions page:


Useful information:

The parish boundaries referred to in our admissions policy can be seen on the diocesan website Sacred Heart & St Peter, Waterlooville is on page 63 and St Edmunds, Horndean is on page 61.

Hampshire Admissions Office: Tel: 0300 555 1377 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St Peter’s School Office: 02392 262599 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Appeals Process


How to make an appeal

Appeals are managed by the governing body of the school. Please ask the school for a form.

Appeals timetable

In-year appeals

Appeals for in-year admissions will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

September 2020 entry

For applications made in the normal admission round for Year R (starting school) in September 2020, appeals will follow the timetable below.



National notification date

Deadline for lodging appeals

Appeals to be heard between

Year R

16 April 2020

18 May 2020 8 June to 17 July 2020 inclusive


Please note

(i) Appeals lodged after 18 May will be heard during the above dates if possible or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged on or after 12 June may not be heard until the autumn term but no more than 30 school days after the appeal was lodged.

(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 working days before the hearing. Evidence admitted after this date will be considered by the panel but this may lead to an adjournment and significant delays.

(iv) Decision letters to be sent within 5 school days of hearing


Further information is available on: