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Admissions Policy

If you would like your child to attend our school. You will need to complete an online application. The schools admission policy can be found on the policies page of the website. If you cannot complete an application online, you will need to collect a paper application form from the school office.

Hampshire County Council operates two types of admissions:


  • In-year applications:  This is for children who need an immediate school place.  Parents who need to make a school application for their child to start immediately (within the next four weeks), should apply using the link

  • September applications into Year R and Year 7, known as main round applications:  If your child is starting Year R in September 2020, or moving up to Year 7 in secondary school, please click on the link below for further information regarding the application process along with the online application form.


Starting At Nightingale Primary School In September 2020?


The online application process opens on 1st November 2019.  The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th January 2020.  You will be notified of a school place on 16th April 2020


Applications can be submitted from 1st November via the Hampshire County Council website at



School Meals 


Please see leaflet below from HC3S, our school caterer. The leaflet includes:


  • Information about UIFSM, how school lunches are FREE for all Year R children and remain free throughout KS1

  • Medical special diet registration infographic, with a date for the HC300 forms to be completed and sent to the Special Diet Team

  • How parents whose financial circumstances may have changed due to Covid-19 can claim additional benefits (pupil premium)

  • Top tips for parents to get their little one school ready

  • How to cope with fussy eaters

  • The confirmed HC3S menu for September (all menu items are subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances or national emergency).  Our complete menu will be finalised and issued in September to include our own picnic box options.

  • Finger puppet

  • How to keep up to date via Facebook and Twitter


Special Medical Diets

Within the leaflet, HC3S have included their special medical diet infographic.  Should your child require a special diet for medical reasons you must complete and return the HC300 form which you can find here:  This form must be signed by your doctor and submitted by 1st July 2020.  For further information on medical special diets please visit

If you require more information, HC3S can be reached through their Twitter feed and Facebook page or via their website:



If you need help with transport costs, there is an online application process. Please click here for further information and to complete the online form.