Admissions FAQs

Below are a number of questions that have been asked by parents. If you still have a query that has not been answered here, please contact us by email at adminoffice@bramley.hants.sch.uk. We will continue to update this page with any other questions that are asked.

I love the school; how do I apply for a place?
All applications can be completed online via the Hampshire County Council website: https://www.gov.uk/educationandlearning/admissions

Hampshire County Council’s application form asks for three schools, ranked in preference, I only want my child to attend Bramley C of E. Can I leave the second and third choice blank?
It is advised that parents complete the form with more than one choice, if your child does not get your first choice and you have not advised of a second or third choice your child may be allocated to any school with a place.

Bramley C of E Primary School is collaborated with Whitewater C of E Primary (Hook) and The Bishopswood Federation (Tadey). As such we share an Executive Headteacher and best practice across the collaboration. You can choose to put these schools as your other choices but please be aware that if you are outside of catchment and they are oversubscribed, then it is unlikely you will be offered a place.

https://www.whitewater.hants.sch.uk/

https://www.bishopswoodschools.co.uk/

Does the school provide wraparound care? (before and After school clubs)
We offer school led after school clubs each term free of charge. These clubs change regularly and usually run from 3.10-4.10pm.

We also have external providers offering clubs after school most days of the week at an additional costs. Places can be booked directly with the clubs.

Bramley Out of School Club also provide wraparound care before and after school. Places are booked directly with the club but book up quickly. Please see their website for more information.

Out Of School Club

Do I need to complete a Supplementary Information Form?
As a Church of England School, one of our additional criteria is in terms of Faith – please see our admissions policy for full details on this criterion. You will need to get your church’s minister or priest to sign the evidence sheet. On an annual basis we do not have many children who apply under this criterion.

How do I know how well my child is doing?
As well as parents' evening and the end of year report, we operate an open door policy. This means that parents are able to contact their child's teacher throughout the year to discuss progress, address any concerns and celebrate successes.

We also use our Facebook and School Websites to keep parents up to date with what is happening in school.

Do you provide school dinners?
We work with Hampshire Catering who provide a varied menu of nutritious hot lunches. Pupils with special dietary needs (for example gluten free, dairy free etc.) need to apply for special menus before their child can have school dinners.

Meals are free for all pupils in Years R, 1 and 2 but are chargeable for pupils in years 3-6.

Pupils eligible for Free School Meals will get free school meals no matter what year group they are in. You can check your eligibility on the website below; https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/hants/

Children do not have to take meals every day, but we would ask that you do pay in advance through SCOPAY.

Follow the link below to find out more about the meals on offer:

School Meals