Life event – going to school

If your child is due to start school in Southampton then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve pulled together a handy list of information that will help guide you through the process. Each link will open in a new tab so the list remains open for you.

If you only want to apply to an independent or private school, please contact the school directly. In all other circumstances you will need to go through the normal school application process.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan, you do not need to complete an application form. A school place will be identified through a separate process, please contact the special educational needs and disabilities team.

1 Find a school SHOW

2 Register via the portal SHOW

3 Apply for a school place (normal admission round) SHOW

4 Apply for a school place (in-year) SHOW

5 What happens next? SHOW

6 Help and support SHOW

7 Getting the most out of Southampton SHOW

8 Keep up to date SHOW