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Chandler's Ford Infant School

Starting School September 2023

Starting school is such an exciting time for children and their carers. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our prospective families. Chandler's Ford Infant School is a caring community where every child is valued as an individual. We work hard to make the school a secure and happy place for all. 


Throughout the Auturm Term, we held numerous open days for prospective parents to tour our school and meet Mrs Strong (Headteacher) and/or Miss Holmes (Deputy Headteacher/SENCO). 

The national offer day for on-time applications for a school place in Year R starting in September 2023 was 17 April 2023. The parent/guardian who completed the application will have been informed by Admissions on this date of the school that their child has been offered a place for. 


We have emailed the parent/guardian who completed the Admission application and who has been offered a place at our school, to advise them of the next steps. Please refer to this email and remember to check your junk/spam folder in case it has ended up in there! Accepting the school place includes the parent/guardian providing ID documents to the school as soon as possible or by Tuesday 2 May 2023 at the latest.

Late applications (received after 15 January 2023 and before 17 April 2023) will be considered on 25 April 2023, together with any unsuccessful on-time applicants, for any available places.


Waiting lists will be established on 26 April 2023 and will automatically include all on-time and late (those received before 17 April) applicants who were refused a place and not offered a higher preference named school. The waiting list will be ordered in accordance with the school's admission criteria only. No account is taken of whether the application was on-time or not.


Hampshire residents can find out more about applying for a school place using the following link:

Hampshire Admissions


For those families that accept a place at our school to start in Year R in September 2023, please make a note in your diary of Thursday 8 June 2023. This will be a meeting for parents of new starters when you will find out which class your child will be in, meet the staffing team and visit the classroom.


In order to prepare for the transition to school, parents are requested to sign up for the 'Stay and Play' sessions that we will be offering. Please refer to our 'Starting School' booklet issued with our first welcome email for more details.

If you have any questions ahead of the meeting on 8 June 2023, please contact the school. 




Admission typeApplications openDeadline for applicationsNotification date for on time applicationsWaiting list established

Applying for a place in Year R to start Sept 2023

1  November 2022

15 January 2023

17 April 2023

26 April 2023

Infant to Junior Transfer (Year 3)

1 November 2022

15 January 2023

17 April 2023

26 April 2023

Applying for a place in another year group to start in September 2023

1 May 2023

Applications will be processed from 12 June 2023




Please watch our videos to enable you to get a feel for what it is like to be part of the 'Chandler's Ford Infant School family'.

Welcome to Reception at Chandler's Ford Infant School

Chandlers Ford Infant School Welcome Video

Tour of Our School