NEW ENTRANTS YEAR R September 2023
IF YOU HAVE BEEN OFFERED TOWNHILL INFANT SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD IN SEPTEMBER 2023, AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED REGISTRATION FORMS PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE ON 023 8047 4835.
Please do not forget to accept the place with Southampton or Hampshire Admissions Department.
We will guide you step by step up until the day your child starts with us in September.
If you would like to visit the school please call the school office on 023 8047 4835 to book an appointment
Why Choose Townhill Infant School for your child?
We are delighted that following our recent inspection in April 2022 the school has received a good Ofsted grading with outstanding features in Leadership and Management and for Year R.
You can read the full Ofsted Report by either accessing this on the Ofsted Website or our own school website page.
The school has achieved above the national figures for attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths at the end of Key Stage 1 consecutively for 12 years. This is for children achieving age related expectations and for achieving greater depth (above national expectations)
We believe that our school is fantastic. Please see comments made by parents;
Our curriculum is broad and offers a wide range of subjects and topics which have been carefully selected to ensure they offer the children exciting learning opportunities. Our recent Ofsted praised the curriculum offered to our children and about how much the children had learnt and remembered.
We are an inclusive school who value each child as an individual. We want every child to achieve their best and tailor their learning to meet the needs of all children. Our recent OFSTED inspection noted the outstanding provision for SEND children. We have high expectations for our children and this underpins everything we do.
There are a range of After School Clubs, for example, football, cooking, art, Lego, multi sports, gym from 3pm until 4pm.
Did you also know that the Townhill school site offers care and primary phase education for children from pre-school age up to 11 years?
We offer breakfast and after school wrap around provision at our Pioneers club. Breakfast club starts at 7.30am until 8.50am and after school provision is from 3.00pm until 5.30 pm. Sessions can be booked on a regular or occasional basis. For further information, please call 07377 917984 or email Pioneers@townhill-inf.net.
Townhill Nursery is part of our school and offers pre-school sessions and day care for children from 2 years of age until school age, open daily from 8.45am to 3.30pm. For further information, contact the school office on 023 8047 4835 who will transfer you to the Nursery.
Townhill Infant, is for children aged between 4 and 7 years.
Townhill Junior school is for children aged between 7 and 11 years. If you would like further information, please telephone their school office on 023 8047 3611.
In Year Applications
If you would like your child to attend Townhill Infant School and they are already attending another school then please contact a member of the office team on 023 8047 4835 who will be happy to guide you through the application process.
Year R Applications 2023
As our catchment area is made up of addresses that fall within the wards of both Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council this has implications on how you apply for your child's school place for Year R. If you pay your council tax to Southampton City Council you need to apply for a school place via Southampton Admissions department at https://www..southampton.gov.uk/admissions. The portal for Southampton applications opens on 5th September 2022.
However, if you pay your council tax to Eastleigh Borough Council you must apply for your child's school place through Hampshire County Council. The portal for Hampshire applications opens on 1st November 2022.
The closing date for Year R applications for 2023/24 is 15th January 2023 at 23.59 p.m.
On time applications have now closed, please submit your application as soon as possible, this will be dealt with by Admissions as a late application.
Hamwic Education Trust are now consulting on the admissions policy for Townhill Infant School. The consultation closes on 31st January 2022. If you would like to comment on the proposed policy, please email your comments to the Trust's Admissions Consultant, Mrs Jo Glenton at the following email address: email@example.com
Year R September 2023 - Starting Infant/Primary school
Children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 are able to start school in the school year beginning September 2023.
Legally, a child must start school no later than the beginning of the term following their 5th birthday (compulsory school age).
You can apply for a school place in the autumn term after your child turns four.
The portal for Year R applications via southampton.gov.uk/admissions is open from 5th September 2022 with a closing date for on-time applications of 15th January 2023 at 23.59.
The portal for Year R applications via hants.gov.uk/admissions is open from 1st November 2022 also with a closing date of 15th January 2023 at 23.59.
The national offer day is 17th April 2023 for on-time applications.
The Admissions team will make you one offer of a school place after they have processed your application.
This will be the highest of your stated preferences that is available.
If you applied via Southampton Admissions, you will be required to accept the place offered within 14 days. If you do not accept the offer, your place may be withdrawn and offered to another child.
If you applied via Hampshire Admissions, you will be required to let the Admissions Department know in writing if you DO NOT want the place offered.
The Admin team will send all successful on-time applicants their registration forms and Programme of Entry for you to complete and return to the school office by the end of April 2023.
We will guide you through the whole process right up to your child's first day of school.