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Open Events 2023 and Admissions 2024

Open Morning and Open Evening events here at Applemore College

Applemore College welcomes students and parents/carers from across the Waterside to our Open Evening and Open Mornings. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear from our new Headteacher, meet our experienced team of specialist teachers and support staff, explore a wide range of subject areas, participate in interactive displays and performances throughout the school and enjoy the positive ethos which is at the centre of our school life. 

There has never been a better time for students to join Applemore. With a dynamic new Leadership Team, we are continually improving our facilities, expanding our links within the community and providing an ever-increasing range of opportunities for our students, both inside the classroom and beyond.

For more information, please visit our website or speak to a member of our administration team on 023 8084 8804. Alternatively, email: 

Open Morning tours commence at 9.00 - 9.30 - 10.00am 
Monday 25th September
Tuesday 26th September
Wednesday 27th September

Wednesday 4th October
Thursday 5th October
Friday 6th October

Bookings for Open Events 2023 are now open!         


Parents and carers with children due to move to secondary school next year can now apply for their child’s school place for September 2024. Secondary school applications are open until 31 October.

Applications can be submitted onlineApplying for a secondary school place (Year 7) | Hampshire County Council ( , while paper forms can be requested by emailing 

Please follow the guidance below when submitting your application:

  • Name three schools on your application to give you the best chance of being offered a place at one of your preferred schools.
  • Submit your application on time, before the 31 October deadline
  • Use the County Council’s school catchment area finder to check the catchment school for your address  
  • Read the schools’ admissions policies and look at previous years’ admissions data to get an indication of how many places schools can allocate and the criteria that will be used to allocate places. 
  • Think about how your child will get to school. See the travel to school pages to help plan your journey and find out if you are eligible for help with transport. You must name your catchment school as one of your preferences if you wish to apply for transport assistance.

Where three schools are named on applications, very few children are not offered a place at one of these preferences. Should a place be offered at an alternative school, this would be because each of the three chosen schools received more applications than the number of available places, and the child did not rank high enough in accordance with the over-subscription criteria to qualify for a place. In these circumstances, the child would be added to a waiting list for the next available space. Often, spaces become available because families move home or decide on different schools. Any parent who is unhappy with the place that has been allocated for their child can appeal against the decision.

Parents who apply online can log back into the system to amend their applications at any time before the closing date on 31 October 2023. Applications must be resubmitted after making any changes. Anyone who needs to make changes to a paper application should contact

Parents who applied online and on time will be notified of the outcome of their application on 1 March 2024, and two to three working days later by letter if they applied using a paper form. 

For more online guidance, parents should visit the Education and Learning pages on the County Council's website.