GFM Admissions Contact Details

In the first instance, please call the School Office: 01329 280299

E mail: enquiries@rowner.gfmat.org

 admissions@gfmat.org

We encourage parents/carers to view our school prior to applying for a place for your child. Please access our 360 Tour of the school to have a look around our super learning environment. You will find some videos embedded in the tour.

The application process for Year 3 junior school places opens on  Wednesday 1 November 2023.  Applications are due by Monday 15 January 2024. Parents/carers will be notified of school places for Rowner Junior School on Tuesday 16 April 2024. Click here to visit the HCC site where you can apply for your September 2024 school place.

We are aware that choosing the right school for your child is an important one.  Please watch our Starters Open Day video below. This will give you an opportunity to meet some of Team Rowner (big and small) and have a look around our fabulous school through the eyes of the children. We were delighted to have welcome parents/carers to our Open Day which we hosted on Thursday 19 October at 09:00 or 14.15 in The School Hall – each session will last no more than 45 minutes.

Rowner Junior continues to be a very popular choice for our local families.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTjR_DtsbfQ

Below, you will be able to find all the information and links that you need to apply to enroll your child to Rowner 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 2024, the second for 2023 and the third for 2022. All Year 3 applications are processed by HCC and you use their portal to apply for a place.

We will schedule a ‘Welcome and Information Sharing Meeting’ scheduled, for successful Year 3 applications, in June 2024. We plan to send home information regarding the transition, via e mail, before the 2024 May half-term.

For those of you seeking a school place now, 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 Diplock to arrange a time for you to talk to a member of the leadership team. 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. For any in-year applications, GFM Admissions will process these directly making use of the HCC Fair Access protocols as per The School Admissions Code.

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.

Below, you will be able to find all the information and links that you need to apply to enroll your child to Rowner 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 2024, the second for 2023 and the third for 2022.

Timeline for applications to Year 3 for September 2024

Online application system opens – Wednesday 1 November 2023

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.

The National deadline for Year 3 (junior school) applications – midnight, Monday 15 January 2024.

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 – Tuesday 16 April 2024.

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 submit an on-time paper application will be sent a letter on Wednesday 17 April 2024 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 2024 should be made directly to the County Admissions Team in the first instance.

Admission Appeals Timetable for Year 3 in Sept 2024 – TBC

  • Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (returning completed appeal papers to the school) is TBC May 2024
  • Year 3 appeal hearings to be held w/b TBC June 2024
  • Decision letters to be sent within 5 school days of hearing

Please note:

  • Appeals lodged after TBC May 2024 will be heard on the above date if possible, or within 40 calendar days (excluding school holidays) of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged after the beginning of June will not be heard until the Autumn Term 2024.
  • Following the lodging of an appeal, additional (evidence) papers may be submitted to GFM Admissions – deadline dates for this will be advised during the appeal process.  Evidence submitted after the date advised may not be considered in your case.

If you have any questions about the appeals process, please do not hesitate to contact GFM Admissions on (02392) 587931 ext 3342 or via email: admissions@gfmat.org

Admission Policies

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GFM Draft Policy 2025-2026 Consultation – runs for 6 weeks from and until Tuesday 20th February 2024. If you wish to comment on these proposed admission arrangements, please email admissions@gfmat.org by Tuesday 20th February 2024.

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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 to more than one school. Please use this Admissions Appeal link.

Fair Access

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