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In Year Application Information

Moving schools at any point between Year R and Year 6 is called an ‘In-Year’ admission.

Please visit the Southampton City Council website and click on ‘make an in-year application’. You will then be able to register and log on to their on-line system.

Alternatively, please speak to Mel Saunders (School Admissions Officer) on 023 8024 6589/ who will be able to provide you with the application form to complete. All paper applications need to be returned directly to Portswood School.

Paper copies are also available for collection from the school reception.

Parents will be notified with the outcome of their application within 10 school days.

All parents have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel against the decision not to admit their child to Portswood Primary School. If you would like to appeal against this decision, please visit to complete the online appeal form.



Key Dates for Year R 2023 Main Admission Round:

5 September 2022

Application round opens for Year R applicants

15 January 2023

National closing date for Year R applications

16 April 2023

National Offer Day

September 2023

New intake starts at school


Southampton City Council manages main round admissions for Year R


Year R application deadline is 15 JANUARY 2023


Useful Links -

School catchment finder for Southampton

Southampton City Council Admissions Website


Admissions Policies can be found Here