Joining Henry Cort

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Has your child been offered a place to join Year 7 in September 2022?

You may not have previously visited the college, so we would like to give you the opportunity to visit us during the college day to find out more about the exciting opportunities that are offered.  We intend to run parent tours in May/June, and we will contact you when dates are available.  If this is of interest to you, please complete the parent tour registration form: External link

There are a number of transition activities which are run by our transition support team and we are pleased to announce that we will be running two transition workshops to allow your child to meet some teachers and experience a range of subjects.  These will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday 11 June 2022 – Year 6 pupils
  • Saturday 18 June 2022 – Year 6 pupils and parent/carers

If you or your child is interested in attending our workshops, please complete the Class of 2027 Transition Workshop Registration Form External link 
by Friday 27 May 2022. 

Dates for your diary

  • Thursday 30 June 2022 - Year 6 Transition Day for pupils from Whiteley Primary and Cornerstone C of E Primary
  • Wednesday 6 July 2022 - Year 6 Transition Day for all other Year 6 pupils
  • Wednesday 6 July 2022 - Transition Parent/Carer Information Evening (time TBC)
  • Monday 25 - Friday 29 July 2022 - Summer School (TBC)

Main-round admissions: Parents of Year 6 pupils applying for a school place will receive a Common Application Form (CAF) via their Junior/Primary School or you can 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, and we have been full for the last two years, we encourage parents to submit main round applications on time.  Please view the Hampshire County Council Admission Policies for further information.

In-year admissions: Parents 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.

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Year 6 Transition

Moving from Primary to Secondary school can be an anxious time for parents as well as for children.  At The Henry Cort Community College we recognise that, and we work hard to ensure the transition process is 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 believe our House system and vertical tutor groups help to provide a community or ‘family’ environment which both welcomes new students in and helps to nurture them over time.

We are proud of our transition programme, and we have a dedicated Transition Co-ordinator 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 less anxious but happy children at the beginning of Year 7. 

We also have an established programme of events which we are working hard to continue to deliver. However, with the uncertainty about full school re-opening and required Covid safety measures, the programme is subject to change.

  • Year 6 transition day and parent information event
  • Virtual 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
  • Year 10 students acting as ‘buddies’

The transition process starts when parents/carers, have made their choice of Secondary school. 

During the summer term the transition team visit your child's primary school as we believe it is importantScience demonstration at summer school 2021 to meet every child coming to us.

All these activities culminate in a taster day which every child transferring to Henry Cort is expected to attend. This is always scheduled during the first week of July, and it is followed by a parents’ information evening, giving you an opportunity to meet staff and share any concerns you may have.  We will also ensure both you and your child receive a full transition pack in the summer term which includes all the information you need about starting at Henry Cort, including computer log-ins and access to on-line transition activities ahead of the Autumn Term.

The transition co-ordinator 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.

Please be aware there has been a change to the admission arrangements and polices for 2021/22 and 2022/23.  Effective from 1 September 2021, the definition of previously looked after children has been extended to include “those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England* and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted”

*A child is regarded as having been in state care outside of England if they were in the care of or were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation, or any other provider of care whose sole or main purpose is to benefit society.

The above change (variation) to the admission arrangements is necessary to comply with the mandatory provisions (paragraph 1.7) of the School Admissions Code (September 2021) and does not require consultation.

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UPDATED: 5 May 2022