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Looking for a secondary school in Basingstoke and Deane

If you are looking for a secondary school for your child from September 2024 then it’s almost time to apply. For more information on the application process take a look at Hampshire County Council’s website.

Hampshire County Council also has a handy list of key dates including when applications open, the deadline and the date you will find out what school your child has been allocated.

You’ll also find a useful school finder tool on the Hampshire County Council website which highlights the catchment areas for each school so you can see if you fall into these.

We’ve put together a list of the 2023 open days for the secondary schools in Basingstoke and Deane so you can plan your visits:


Western Way, Basingstoke, RG22 6HA
Wednesday 27 September 2023 – Open evening from 5pm 

Open morning on Wednesday 4 October from 9am to 10.30am. More information on how to book, can be found on the Aldworth School website.

Brighton Hill

Brighton Way, Basingstoke, RG22 4HS
Wednesday 2 October - opening evening from 6pm to 8pm

Opening mornings taking place on:
Monday 18 to Friday 22 September from 9am to 9.30am (tour only no presentation) 
Monday 25 to Friday 29 September from 9am to 10.15am (tour and presentation)
Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 October from 9am to 10.15am (tour and presentation)

Please contact Brighton Hill school to book your opening morning visit at or phone 01256 350606.

The Clere School

Earlstone Common, Burghclere, Newbury, RG20 9HP
Thursday 21 September 2023 – Open evening from 6pm to 8pm

Open mornings taking place on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September October from 9.15am to 12.15pm. Open mornings require prebooking. See the website for more information and to book your place call 01635 278 372.

The Costello School

Crossborough Hill, Basingstoke, RG21 4AL
Thursday 5 October 2023 – Open evening from 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Thursday 28 September, SEND evening (time TBC)

Opening mornings from Monday 9 October to Wednesday 11 October, and Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 October from 9am to 11am. More information can be found on the Costello School website.


Wessex Close, Basingstoke, RG21 3NP
Wednesday 13 September 2023 – opening evening from 6pm

Tours of the school in normal session can be booked at these events or contacting reception on 01256 868600 or via email on

Everest Community Academy

Oxford Way, Basingstoke, RG24 9UP
Thursday 21 September 2023 - opening evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

The Hurst School

Brimpton Road, Baughurst, RG26 5NL
Thursday 28 September 2023 - Open evening from 6pm to 8pm

Opening mornings on Tuesday 3 October to Thursday 5th October. Pre-booking is required for hour sessions between 9.15am and 12noon.

There is no need to book to attend the open evening but if you would like to attend an open morning, booking is essential. Please contact the school on 0118 981 7474 to reserve your time slot. See the website for more information.

The Vyne School

Vyne Road, Basingstoke, RG21 5PB
Thursday 28 September 2023 - open evening from 6pm to 8pm 

Open mornings on Monday 2 October and Tuesday 3 October from 9.15am to 10.30am.

If you have any questions please contact the schools directly or Hampshire County Council. The dates are correct at the time of publishing.

Updated September 2023

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