Admissions


Our admissions are dealt with by the Local GRA Uniform 2Education Authority. Applications can be made by post, or online by visiting the BCP Council website here.

The deadline for applications for Year 7 for September 2022 is 31st October 2021.

For the normal admissions round for Year 7, where parents are applying for places before the closing date, then children living in the catchment area will normally be allocated a place at The Grange School, as will children who already have a brother or sister who attend school here.

We appreciate that starting a new school can be a daunting time for both parents and students. We would encourage you to attend our Year 6 Open Evening on Thursday 30th October 2021. This is being held at The Grange School site and you will have a chance to meet the teaching staff who work across both Twynham and TGS as well as experience a range of secondary school lessons! There will be students from both schools to guide and answer questions and you will be able to attend one of two presentations from Mr Taylor who is our Executive Headteacher for both of our schools. Further information can be found here.


The Grange School Site Visit

Following on from the Year 6 Open evening on Thursday 30th September, this is an opportunity for you to book to visit the The Grange School site. This does not include a formal presentation but an opportunity for you and your child to visit the school during a 'normal working day'.

School Tours will be available on the following dates:

Wednesday 6th October at 9.30am and 11.30am

Wednesday 13th October at 9.30am and 11.30am

Wednesday 20th October at 9.30am and 11.30am

Please book your space by clicking the grey box below.
Booking Form Year 6 TGS Site Visit

Please make sure you bring your ticket with you. Pre booking is essential as places are limited. We look forward to welcoming you to The Grange School.


In addition to our Open Mornings and Induction Day, we have a dedicated Year 6 Transitions Portal on the website which will be available from the Summer Term.

To apply for a place in a year group other than Year 7, or outside the normal round of admissions, please contact us directly on 01202 486536 or via the BCP Council website here.

Please find below further information regarding the admissions process and advice for parents who live apart on the left of this page.

Open Evening

Year 6 Site Visits

Site Visits take place during the autumn term of the year preceding that of admission, and are an opportunity for prospective parents to meet with students, senior staff and the Heads of School as well as to generally observe the culture of the school by viewing lessons and taking a tour of the school.

This year, our Year 6 Site Visits will be on:

Wednesday 6th October at 9.30am and 11.30am

Wednesday 13th October at 9.30am and 11.30am

Wednesday 20th October at 9.30am and 11.30am

To book a place, please click on the box below:

Booking Form TGS Year 6 Site Visit

Or contact the school directly on 01202 486536 for further information.

In the spring and summer terms prior to admission, members of our staff visit the primary schools and make themselves known to the students who will be joining the school in September. Detailed discussions take place with Year 6 primary school teachers, especially in terms of drawing up all-ability tutor groups for Year 7.

Induction Day

All new Year 7 students spend an Induction Day at school during the first week in July, meeting their new teachers and classmates and familiarising themselves with the school. At the end of the school day, parents have the opportunity to meet with the Heads of School, Head of Year and tutors.

In addition to this, the first day of the school year in September is for Year 7 students only, to help them find their way around the site and settle into the school before the main body of students returns the following day.

Our Catchment Area

GRA Catchment Area

Starting School in Years 8, 9, 10, 11 or Mid-Year

If you wish to apply to the school for a place for a child in a year group other than Year 7, or for a Year 7 child other than through the normal Year 7 admissions process, then please do feel free to contact the school directly on 01202 486536 or via the BCP Council website here.