How To Apply | Boundary Oak School, Fareham

Admissions process

1. Make an appointment to visit us
Either call our Admissions team on 01329 280955 (option 3) or e-mail them at and one of them will contact you right away.

We welcome families to visit our school at any time during term time. We always recommend that for your initial visit that you join us for an individual tour, where you will be given our full attention, without the bustle of an Open Day. You will have more time to meet our experienced, knowledgeable staff, view our school and its grounds, and at the end of your tour spend some time with our Headmaster, Mr Polansky, for a cup of tea and a chat, asking any questions you may have.

Please note that current Government restrictions mean that there are currently no Open Days scheduled for this academic year. Tours are able to go ahead in person, socially distanced and in line with up to date guidance.

2. Register with us
As soon as you decide that Boundary Oak is the school for you, we request that you complete the Registration Form and return it to us along with the non-refundable Registration Fee of £150. (Payment details can be found under ‘Fees’). At this time we would also request a copy of a recent school report, and any other additional and relevant information that will help us to gain a full picture about your child, both academically, as well as pastorally.

3. Taster Days and Assessments
At the current time, and in line with Government guidance, taster days are unable to be offered. Instead, we invite prospective pupils to attend a tour of the school, to meet our Head and sit online assessments.

Pupils will be invited in to school to sit informal assessments in English and maths. For children looking to join us from Year 4 and above, they will sit an online test. No preparation is required but practising general numeracy and English skills will help. These tests help us determine that a child will be able to access our curriculum which eventually leads to GCSEs but more importantly helps us know where to help scaffold and support, or extend and stretch, when your child starts at Boundary Oak.

Out of restrictions and in more normal times, your child will be invited to spend two days (and a night if boarding) with us in their current year group. Following your taster days, parents will be invited in for a feedback meeting so that we can talk to you about how your child got on, as well as answer any questions that you may have.

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