GFM Admissions Contact Details

Mrs Julie Hathaway – Tel: 023 9258 7931 Ext 342

E mail: admissions@gfmat.org

We encourage parents/carers to view our school prior to applying for a place for your child. This year, due to the pandemic, we are unable to invite prospective parents/ carers to our Open Morning and Open Afternoon. However, we will be sharing our Open Day video w/b/ 16 November. This will give you an opportunity to meet some of Team Gomer and have a look around our fabulous school. Please remember that any junior school applications need to be received by HCC no later than 15 January 2021.

We have a ‘Welcome and Information Sharing Meeting’ scheduled, for successful Year 3 applications, on Monday 7 June 2021 – this is likely to be online. We plan to send home information regarding transition, via Gomer Infant book bags, before the 2021 May half-term and posting to families who are joining us from other schools.

For those of you seeking a school place now, we are currently unable to offer tours of our school on every first Thursday of the month. You may like to access our 360 Tour which you can find on our website or call us on Tel: 023 92524312 and speak to Mrs Austin to arrange a time for your visit.  We are more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. We are currently full and rarely have children leaving in-year. However, please do contact us and we will endeavour to process your enquiry. Our classrooms are small so it is important we maintain class sizes of no more than 30 per class.

Below, you will be able to find all the information and links that you need to apply to enrol your child to Gomer Junior School which is proud to be part of The Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust (GFM). The first policy below references our admissions for  September 2021, the second for 2020 and the third for 2019.

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Hampshire County County Council Admissions – the site where you apply for a place in a Hampshire school.

If your child has been refused admission to our school, you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. You may appeal for more than one school. Please use this Admissions Appeal link.

Not sure which school to choose? Click this link to find out information about our school and schools in the local area.

To view the Gomer Junior School catchment area map click here (PDF).

Timeline for applications to Year 3 for September 2021 

Online application system opens – Sunday 1 November 2020

Parents of children resident in Hampshire (not including Portsmouth or Southampton) wishing to apply for a place to start school or transfer to junior school (including schools outside Hampshire) can apply online. Paper forms are also available on request from any  Hampshire schools or the County Admissions Team.

National deadline for Year 3 (junior school) applications – midnight, Friday 15 January 2021.

The online application system will close at midnight on this date. Paper application forms should be returned to a Hampshire County Council school during school hours or the County Admissions Team. Any applications made after this date will be processed as late applications.

National notification date – Friday 16 April 2021.

Online applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by e-mail. They will also be able to log into the online system to view their application outcome. Parents who submitted an on-time paper application will be sent a letter on Monday 19 April 2021 by first-class post. Letters will also be sent to online applicants, in addition to their e-mail, who were not offered a place at their first preference school.

Enquiries regarding application for Main Round admission to Year 3 for September 2022 should be made directly to the County Admissions Team in the first instance.

Admission Appeals Timetable for Year 3 in Sept 2021
Appeals for transfer to Primary School – Year 3

  • Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (returning completed appeal papers to the school is 21 May 2021
  • Year 3 appeal hearings to be held TBC (dates will be set during February/March 2021). Decision letters to be sent Within 5 school days of hearing

Please note:

  • Appeals lodged after 21 May 2021 will be heard on the above date if possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
  • 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.
  • Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the location of their appeal hearing.
  • Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to Miss J Hathaway, GFM Admissions Officer – based at Bay House School no later than 14 working days before the hearing. Evidence submitted after this date may not be considered.