Starting Junior School

Children Starting Year 3 in September 2021

At this time, you will be considering your child’s transfer to Year 3 in September 2021. We would normally host a number of open events to enable our prospective parents to find out more about Cove Junior School. This year is a challenging year and unfortunately we are not able to host our usual events or tours.

In order to help you make this very important decision about your child’s future, we have prepared some online information about our school. Details of our virtual open events are detailed in our Year 2 Newsletter – please use the link below.

Year 2 Newsletter

We have also produced a presentation for parents (in two parts), which explains how our school operates - please use the links below. 

Information Presentation - part 1

Information Presentation - part 2

In addition we have created a virtual tour of the school to enable you to see what it is like to be a pupil at Cove Junior School – please use the link below.

Virtual School Tour

The senior leadership will also be hosting two live online Q&A sessions for parents the first on Thursday 5th November 2020 and the second on Thursday 7th January 2021. Instructions on how to join the sessions are set out below.

Q&A joining instructions

Applying for Year 3 Places

You will receive a letter with guidance notes from your child’s infant school, explaining how to make an application. It is important that you apply for a place at a junior school following these notes. The application process opens on 1st November 2020 and it is most important that you return the application form before the HCC Admissions deadline on Wednesday 15th January 2021. Failure to do so by this date may affect the chances of your child securing a place.

It is the duty of Hampshire County Council Admissions Team to allocate primary school places to pupils in accordance with the agreed Admissions Policy for this school. The School Admissions Policy is available to view on the school website or a copy can be obtained from the school office. The admission limit for Cove Junior School for September 2021 is 75 children.