Our Admissions Arrangements contain full details of our admissions criteria. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries over the admissions process.
Our Published Admissions Number is 30. This means that we can admit up to 30 children into our Reception class each September.
Our non-statutory admission limit for all other years is also currently 30.
Catchment map: The catchment area comprises the civil parishes of Landford, Nomansland and Hamptworth, in line with the schools' original founding Trust Deeds. A detailed map is held in the school offices and can be accessed upon request.
Securing a place for your child at our school
We would always advise and welcome you to contact the school directly in the first instance. We welcome the opportunity to show people around our school and can happily discuss your child’s needs. We are also able to advise you of the availability of places but cannot guarantee them. All admission applications should, however, be made through the applicant's home local authority.
Parents of children living in Wiltshire who wish to apply for a Reception place at The New Forest Primary School at Landford, Nomansland and Hamptworth are encouraged to apply online at:
Alternatively, a paper copy of the Primary Common Application Form is available on request from the applicant's home local authority or from the school offices. Completed forms from applicants living in Wiltshire should be sent to:
We will be pleased to help with any aspect of your application.
There are deadline dates and it is important that applications are made by the right time.
All applications are dealt with by Wiltshire Council. Their website gives details of the deadline dates and general information.
Our school is situated on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border and as such means that we may well be the preferred choice for families living in Hampshire. We welcome applications from both counties although the process is slightly different for those living in Hampshire.
If you do not live in Wiltshire you may still express a preference for a school within the county. However your application should be made on the form produced by your local authority, which can be obtained from the education offices of the county in which you live. When you have returned your form to your local authority, details of your preference will be forwarded to Wiltshire Council.
Completed forms from applicants living in Hampshire should be sent to:
Hampshire County Council
County Admissions Team,
Children’s Services Department,
Telephone: 0845 603 5623
Informing the school
It is very useful for us to have your details if you wish to apply for a place at our school. With this information we can keep you up to date with any events or news that you may find of interest – it also greatly helps us with the school's forward planning. Providing this information to the school in no way guarantees a place as we are unable to operate a waiting list.
Pupils wanting to transfer from another school
We are happy to accept pupils who wish to transfer from another school, providing that there is sufficient space in their year group class. We would, however, strongly advise you to openly discuss your plans with your child’s current school especially if your child is experiencing difficulties there. Please contact us to find out if we have places available, but please note the application process is still controlled by Wiltshire Council.
Visiting the school
If you would like to visit the school, please make an appointment with our Admin Officers. The Head Teacher or one of our Admin Officers will be pleased to show you around the school and answer any questions you may have.
Foundation Stage Induction
At The New Forest Primary School children start school in the September after their 4th birthday. Once allocated a place your child or children will be invited to come into school for some introductory sessions during June and July. We also offer home visits where our staff can meet children on their own territory whilst providing an opportunity for parents to share important information with the school. We often have children join us in school years other than Reception. The same admission criteria apply and we will always aim to take children if we have space. Children spend their first year at The New Forest Primary School in Woodside Class following the Early Years Foundation Stage within their Reception year. They will start to follow the National Curriculum when they move into Year One. Further details may be found in our Early Years Foundation Stage Policy (available from the school offices).
Reception children start with the rest of the school on the first day of term in September. Initially they stay for just the morning and are collected at the beginning of lunchtime. We like children to begin school on a part-time basis while the children get used to the routines of school life. During the second week of term our new children stay for lunch and go home at the beginning of the afternoon. Most children then stay in school full-time from the third week of term. This is very flexible and is led by the teacher’s assessment of the child in close partnership with the parents.