Admissions and catchment areas

If your child is in Year 6 you will be starting to plan for their move to Secondary School.

Summary of admission procedures for Year 7 September 2020 to August 2021 MAIN ROUND

  • The main round opens on Monday 9 September 2019
  • The national closing date is Thursday 31 October 2019
  • The national notification date is Monday 2 March 2020.

Enquiries regarding application for Main Round admission to year 7 for September 2020 should be made directly to the County Admissions Team in the first instance.

Contact details can be found at

To find out if you are in our catchment area please click here (link opens in a new window).

An address in the catchment area does not guarantee your child a place and so it’s advisable to also make contact with some of the other schools in Gosport.

If your Year 6 child currently attends private school and you are applying for a place at our school, please contact the Admissions Team in Winchester on 0845 603 5623.

If you are applying for a place for your child between Years 7 and 11, you can:

  • apply online by clicking here (link opens in a new window);
  • phone the admissions team at Hampshire County Council on 0845 603 5623; or
  • phone our admissions team on (023) 9258 7931.

You can download a copy of our current admissions policy from the GFM website admissions page here (link opens in new window).


Admissions appeals

If your child has been refused admission to a school you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Information about the appeal process is available in the following documents:

Admission appeal procedure
Independent appeals guidance notes for parents

Admission Appeals Timetable for Year 7 in September 2020

Appeals for transfer to Bay House School – Year 7

Notification date for on-time applicants:

  • Thursday 02 March 2020

Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (returning completed appeal papers to the school):

  • 3 April 2020

Year 7 appeal hearings to be held:

  • 17 and 18 June 2020

Decision letters to be sent:

  • Within 5 school days of hearing

Please note:

(i) Appeals lodged after 3 April 2020 will be heard on the above date if possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

(ii) For late applications, appeals will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline of lodging the appeals (where possible) or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

(iii) Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the location of their appeal hearing.

(iv) Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to: Miss J Hathaway, Admissions Officer at Bay House School no later than 14 working days before the hearing. Evidence submitted after this date may not be considered.

If you have any questions about the appeals process, please do not hesitate to contact:

Miss Julie Hathaway on (023) 9258 7931 ext 3342 or via email:

NB: These are the current planned dates however we are working to government guidelines with regard to the current health situation and pending future decisions the above may be subject to change.

Transport to School

Please find below the link to Hampshire County Council’s website which provides information for parents who wish to apply for transport to school. Applications should be submitted to the Passenger Transport Group as soon as possible. This is to allow time for the applications to be processed by the beginning of the autumn term. Applications received after the end of JUNE may be subject to delay. Parents will normally be notified of transport arrangements during the summer holidays.

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  • Bay House School & Sixth Form, Gomer Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2QP
  • (023) 9258 7931

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