Hampshire Collegiate School provides an outstanding education for children from 2 to 18 years. Boarding places are normally only available to pupils from Year 7 onwards.

The admissions process will aim to identify applicants whose academic and other abilities appear to match the ethos and standards of the school and whose personal qualities suggest they have the potential to contribute to the school community and benefit from the opportunities that are offered.


Applications for admissions at any age should be addressed to the Registrar, Hampshire Collegiate School School, Embley Park, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6ZE, Telephone: +44 (0)1794 512206 or email: registrar@hampshirecs.org.uk. A non-returnable registration fee is payable on submission of an application (£50 for applicants from the UK, £100 for applicants outside the UK). Please ensure the school is told at the application stage if a child has a disability or particular need so that we can properly assess his/her requirements. Assessments from professionals such as Educational Psychologists should be provided at this stage.

International Pupils

Hampshire Collegiate School holds a UK Border Agency Tier 4 Licence.

Sibling Policy

From the Nursery onwards, entry is competitive and based on the potential of the boy or girl to benefit from the academic education that the School provides. We shall consider each candidate individually and the fact that a brother or sister is already in the school does not guarantee the award of a place to a younger sibling. Where possible, we will give precedence to a younger sibling in the admission process, if this is considered to be in the child's best interests.

Acceptance of Places

Once a place is offered, we ask for prompt acceptance. Acceptance comprises the payment of a deposit and a completed Form of Acceptance. The document sets out the primary contract with the School and the financial obligations regarding notice and withdrawal, to which parents are required to agree. All parents with legal responsibility must sign these documents. The child cannot start at the school until this process is complete.

Capability in English

Please note that all students whose native language is not English and who wish to take up a place at Hampshire Collegiate School will have to have achieved a minimum level of proficiency in English. Please ensure you have read the notes on Minimum entry requirements for students (non EU) where English is a second or additional language.

Progress through the School

It is our expectation that pupils who join the school at one of the younger entry points will enjoy a full career at Hampshire Collegiate School, proceeding to and through the Sixth Form and on to university.

Progression of a pupil into the Sixth Form is normally assured by a combination of appropriate behaviour, hard word and academic success at GCSE (minimum 5 GCSEs levels 9 to 4 (A* to B) with at least 7 or 8 in their A level subjects). Experience shows that graduation into the Sixth Form should present no difficulty to almost all pupils who are admitted to the School.  

Scholarships & Bursaries 

If your son or daughter wishes to be considered for a scholarship, please refer to our 'Scholarships & Bursaries' booklet for further information about the criteria and timeframe for awards for 2018 - Scholarships and Bursaries 2018.pdf

Key dates for 2017:

Registration forms/Applications for scholarships to be received by:                  


Friday 1 December 2017 

Taster morning for pupils registered for Year 7 entry:

Wednesday 6 December 2017 (8:45am - 12:45pm)                                    

Taster morning for pupils registered for Year 9 entry:


Thursday 7 December 2017 (8:45am - 13:00pm)

Assessment morning:


Saturday 13 January 2018 

Scholarship assessment/Interview week:


Monday 15 January - Friday 19 January 2018

Deadline for offer of place:


Monday 5 March 2018

Deadline for acceptance of scholarships:


Monday 5 March 2018

Induction morning for new Year 7 pupils:


Wednesday 20 June 2018 

Induction morning for new Year 9 pupils:


Thursday 21 June 2018 

Year 7 & Year 12 induction day:


Tuesday 4 September 2018 



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