Main-round admissions View our prospectus External link Admission policies Year 6 transition In-year admissions Appeals Contact our admissions team External link

Transition Key DatesThe older children helped me find my way around - Year 7 student

  • 1 March 2024 - National main round notification day
  • 30 April and 7 May 2024 - Parent/carer tours (please note that these tours are primarily for those who have not previously visited the college)
  • 3 July 2024 – Additional transition day for students who require extra transition support
  • 11 July 2024 – Main transition day for the whole Class of 2028 cohort
  • 16 July 2024 - Transition information evening for students, parents and carers at 18:00pm
  • 24-26 July 2024 - Summer school

Main-round admissions

Parents of Year 6 pupils applying for a school should apply online here - External link

If applying for a school place for a Year 6 student transferring from a private school, please contact the Admissions Team in Winchester (0845 603 5623) for a Common Application Form (CAF).

To find the catchment school for your address, please visit the Hampshire website: External link and use the link “Find a school in Hampshire”.   An address in the catchment area does not guarantee admission.

Please be aware that our PAN is 180. We encourage parents to submit main round applications on time.  Please view the Hampshire County Council Admission Policies for further information.

In-year admissions

An in-year admission is when a child needs an immediate school place during the school year.  There are two main reasons for this. You might be moving house or unhappy with your child’s current school.

You can apply for an in-year place up to four school weeks before the place is needed. If you are offered a place, we will require your child to start within four school weeks. Exceptionally, parents seeking an in-year place starting in September 2024 can apply from 1 May 2024. These applications will be considered from 12 June 2024.  To apply for an in-year transfer please apply online via Hampshire School Admissions: External link

If you are considering The Henry Cort Community College and wish to have a look at the college or find out further details please complete our Admission Enquiry Form External link

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If your application has been refused because the college has already reached its admission limit in your child’s year group.  Places have been allocated according to the published admission policy.  We have taken into account the County Council’s obligation under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 to meet parental preference except where this would compromise efficient education or the efficient use of resources.  Students have been admitted up to the limits of the capacity and resources of the school.

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 this decision, please visit link to complete the online appeal form or contact the County Admissions Team on 0300 555 1377 to request an appeal pack by post. 

Your child’s name will automatically be placed on the waiting list and will remain on it until 31 August 2024, at which point the waiting list will close.  Please let us know if you do not wish your child’s name to be on the waiting list.

If you need assistance finding an alternative school place for your child, please contact the County Admissions Team on 03707 796289, 790570 and 795819.

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Year 6 Transition

The transition from primary to secondary is an exciting time for most children but can also be an anxious time, and we strive hard to make the transition process as smooth as possible.  We have a wonderful team of dedicated staff, who are committed to providing students with exciting learning opportunities that equip all students for the next stages in their lives. 

We are proud of our transition programme, and we have a dedicated Transition Lead who is responsible for the transfer of Year 6 children to our college.  Every child is important to us and a successful transfer often means happier children at the beginning of Year 7. 

We also have an established programme of events:

  • Year 6 transition day and parent information event
  • Visits by Henry Cort staff to Year 6 pupils in their own schools
  • A Year 7 induction day at the beginning of the first term

The transition lead will continue to support your child once they arrive here and throughout the autumn term.  During this most important time, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Admission policies

Please find our admissions policies available to download below.

Following a decision by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA), Hampshire County Council is required to revise its admission policies to give effect to this decision and meet the mandatory requirements of the School Admissions Code.

Children or families with an exceptional medical and / or social need

Previous arrangements have limited this criterion to the normal admissions round only. The varied arrangements in the admission policy now allow evidence to be submitted with in-year and late applications, and that this criterion can be considered outside the normal admissions round. The arrangements now say:

Children or families with an exceptional medical and/or social needs. Each application must include supporting evidence from an independent professional such as a doctor and/or consultant for medical needs or a social worker, health visitor, housing officer, the police or probation officer for social needs. This evidence must confirm the child or family’s medical or social need and why that need(s) makes it essential that the child attends X School rather than any other (see definition ii). Applicants will only be considered under this criterion if on the application form (online or paper) they have ticked the appropriate box explicitly indicating that they wish for their application to be considered under medical / social need and supporting evidence is submitted with the application.

"(ii) ‘Medical need’ does not include common medical conditions supported in mainstream schools, such as asthma or allergies. ‘Social need’ does not include a parent’s wish that a child attends the school because of a child’s aptitude or ability or because their friends attend the school or because of routine childminding arrangements. Priority will be given to those children whose evidence establishes that they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Equally, this priority will apply to children whose evidence establishes that a family member’s physical or mental health or social needs mean that they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Evidence must confirm the circumstances of the case and must set out why the child should attend a particular school and why no other school could meet the child’s needs. Providing evidence does not guarantee that a child will be given priority at a particular school and in each case a decision will be made based on the merits of the case and whether the evidence demonstrates that a placement should be made at one school above any other."

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UPDATED: 12 June 2024