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Admission to Year R (reception) 2021


16 April 2021 is the national notification date for parents who applied on-time for a Year R place for September 2021.

HCC are expecting an extremely high volume of calls from families with children due to start Year R in September 2021. In order to support parents, schools and the Admissions Team at this busy time, they are putting the following arrangements in place:

  • the website will link to Frequently Asked Questions pages that provide answers to most queries, including what to do if parents haven’t received the outcome of their application or if they are unhappy with the school offer received.  Please look her in the first instance.
  • HCC are planning to add webchat to the web pages in order to address straightforward queries quickly
  • HCC will be extending their opening times with School Admissions phone lines open between 8:30am and 7:30pm on Friday 16th, Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th April.  For data protection reasons, we can only speak to the person who submitted the application. The  number is 0300 555 1377


Accepting the Year R offer and providing school with evidence of DoB and address

This year, HCC will be reverting back to the usual process of asking parents to confirm their acceptance of their offer of a Year R place by providing the school with evidence of their date of birth and address. However, to comply with social distancing requirements and minimise the spread of Covid-19, you are asked NOT to visit the school until invited to do so. You should wait for us to contact you with details of our arrangements for accepting evidence. 


Welcome to St Mark's CE Primary School

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Sadly, due to these challenging times, we are unable to welcome you into our school, but our school Ambassadors have put together a wonderful 'taste' of what life is like here at St Mark's CE Primary School.

If your child will be 4 years old between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021, they will be due to start school in September 2021. 


We held 3 live remote meetings (via Teams) in the Autumn Term with the Headteacher and School Ambassadors, for any parents who wanted to hear a bit more about our school and ask any questions. Thank you to those families who joined us. 


I hope that you enjoy the video above, made especially for you by our school Ambassadors. 


Mrs Annabel Stocchetti



When do I need to apply?


Hampshire County Council is responsible for our admissions arrangements.  Online admissions for Reception 2021 will open online on 1st November 2020 at, and close on 15th January 2021.


Parents will be notified by Hampshire County Council at which school their child has been offered a place on 16th April 2021.


For more information on applying for a school place go to the Hampshire County Council link below, or you can contact them on 0300 555 1377.


Admission Appeals Timetable for Year R (starting school in reception)


Due to the Covid pandemic, all appeals will be held based upon written submission. This is in line with the DfE’s School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.


As a voluntary controlled school,(i.e. schools for which Hampshire County Council is the admission authority) appeals for St Mark’s CE Primary School will follow the timetable below:


National notification date for on-time applicants  

Friday 16 April 2021

Notification date for late applicants (whose applications received after 15 January and before 16 April 2021) Monday 26 April 2021
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (returning completed appeal papers to the County Council)       Monday 17 May 2021
Appeal hearings to be held From 07 June to 16 July, inclusive
Please note
(i) Appeals lodged after 17 May 2021 will be heard during the above dates if possible, or within 42 calendar days (excluding any school holidays) of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged on or after 15 June 2021 may not be heard until the autumn term.
(ii) Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to the Appeals Service until 23 calendar 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.

A Guide to School Admissions for Service Children in England (abbreviated)

Produced by Hampshire County Council on behalf of Forces Connect South East.

Admissions Policy 2021-2022 (for admission in September 2021)

Admissions Policy 2020-21 (for admissions in September 2020)

Supplementary Information Form

Supplementary Form (Staff)

In - Year Guidance (Information on applying for a school place for Hampshire Residents) -

please click here for latest guidance. 

In - Year Guidance (Information on applying for a school place for Hampshire Residents)

Out of Rounds Application Form


Main round appeals for September 2020 timetable for community and voluntary controlled schools can be found here. 

Further information, including how appeals will be heard  in light of COVID-19 can be found here: