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Admissions Arrangements

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS

Please click on the link on the right for information regarding Admission Appeals.

Update 16th April 2020 - Due to the coronavirus pandemic the school are currently considering how it will manage induction to school this year.  We have today emailed the parents or carers of all children who have been offered a place at Shirley Infant School for admission to Year R.  If you have received an offer, please add the school admission email (infantadmissions@shirleyschools.co.uk) address to your email contacts to ensure you receive all of our important information and updates.

Starting School in Year R

Children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 can apply for a school place from September 2019 for admission in September 2020.

Our published admission number for September 2020 is 90. This means that we have 3 classes in Year R each with 30 children.

Shirley Infant School’s full Admission Policy for 2019/2020 is available for viewing on our school website, on our Key Information / Policies & Procedures page, or a copy can be requested from the school office.

Applications  should  be  made  on-line  to  the  local  authority  admissions team at the following web address  http://www.southampton.gov.uk/learning/applyingforaschool/ by the 15th January 2020. 

Confirmation of offers of a school place will be sent by e-mail on 16th April 2020.  You will also be able to view the outcome of your application on-line.

More information about the next stage of the process wil be updated after this date.

On-time school place applications for September 2020 entry have now closed. If you missed the deadline, you will need to make a late application online with Southampton City Council.

In Year Transfers

Changing Schools

In-year applications are when you need to apply for a school place at any time in the year that it is not part of the 'normal admissions round'. There are three main reasons for making an in-year application.

You might:

  • Be moving house
  • Be unhappy with your child's current school
  • Want your Year 2 child enrolled at an infant school to start Year 3 in a primary school

Moving home part-way through the academic year

If you are moving into Southampton (SO14-SO19) from another local authority or country part-way through the academic year, you will need to complete an in-year transfer application.

You can also change the schools named on your application if they are no longer appropriate.

Changing schools because you are unhappy with your child's current school

Changing schools is a big decision and should not be made lightly. If your child is having difficulties at their current school, discuss the reason you want to change schools with your child's current school to try and resolve the situation before making an application.

Changing school can be difficult for a child and rarely solves their difficulties. It is important to consider the emotional, social and academic consequences for your child connected with a change of school before making an application to another school. In-year places are not always available.

Please be aware that, unless there is a relevant safeguarding reason made known to us, we will contact your child's current school upon receipt of your in-year transfer application.

Applications  should  be  made  on-line  to  the  local  authority  admissions team at the following web address  http://www.southampton.gov.uk/learning/applyingforaschool/

Admission Guidance

When allocating school places the distance measurements are calculated from home to the nearest school gate by the shortest distance by public roads and footpaths. Distances are measured using a GIS system.

The Shirley Infant School Catchment Area covers the following roads:-

ATHERLEY COURT

ATHERLEY FIELDS

BELLEMOOR ROAD

BOURNE AVENUE

BRANKSOME AVENUE

BRIDLINGTON AVENUE

BURGESS ROAD  (2-68 Evens Only)

COLEBROOK AVENUE

CRANBOURNE CLOSE

DAWLISH AVENUE

DARLINGTON GARDENS

EASTBOURNE AVENUE

EVELYN CRESCENT

FUSCHIA GARDENS

HANLEY ROAD

HARLAND CRESCENT

HILL LANE (153-165 and 206-358)

IVANHOE ROAD

KINETON ROAD

KELLETT ROAD

LEICESTER ROAD

LUCCOMBE PLACE

LUCCOMBE ROAD

LINCOLN COURT

 MELROSE ROAD

 MORLAND ROAD

NORCROFT COURT

PENTIRE AVENUE

PENTIRE WAY

PEWSEY PLACE

PIRRIE CLOSE

QUEENS ROAD

RADWAY CRESCENT

RADWAY ROAD

RAYMOND ROAD (Odd numbers only)

SHANKLIN CRESCENT

SHANKLIN ROAD

SHAYER ROAD

SOUTH VIEW ROAD

ST.JAMES CLOSE

ST.JAMES ROAD (Even numbers only)

TURNERS OAK COURT

TWYFORD AVENUE

UPPER SHIRLEY AVENUE

WARWICK ROAD

WILTON CRESCENT

WILTON GARDENS

WILTON ROAD

WINCHESTER ROAD (215-331)