Finding the right secondary school for your teen
Basingstoke and Deane falls within the county of Hampshire and Hampshire County Council is responsible for the education provision of the area.
There are 11 secondary schools located in Basingstoke and Deane.
The Hampshire County Council website details how you can apply for a place in a school in the borough along with the deadlines for applications. You can also find all the schools in Basingstoke and Deane on its find a school website.
There is also one independent school at secondary education stage in the borough which has its own admission process:
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
You can find a list of mainstream secondary schools in Basingstoke and Deane with specialist resourced provision if your child has Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). There is also a number of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) schools located in the borough, covering secondary and 16 to 18 years learning:
If you require more information please visit the Hampshire County Council website.
Choosing a secondary school can be a hard decision and to help, schools often hold open days. Schools often have catchment areas and other criteria when going through the application process and this is detailed on the Hampshire County Council website. This is worth considering if you are looking to move home to get your child into a specific school.
You’ll be able to find information on the Hampshire County Council website about those that are eligible for free school meals. School holiday dates are also set by Hampshire County Council.
If you are educating your child at home, either full or part-time, you can find out more information on the GOV UK website.
Main image shows Costello School in Basingstoke