Admissions are dealt with by the Local Education 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 2024 is 31st October 2023.

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 Twynham 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 Events which will be held in the Autumn Term. 

Year 7 September Entry 2024 - Appeals Information

If you have applied for a place at Twynham School for Year 7, September 2024 and have been refused a place, you will be given this decision in writing via your local Council. The letter will explain why your application has been refused.

By law, you are entitled to appeal the decision and an Independent Appeal Panel will consider your appeal. They will take account of your reasons for appealing, the school’s published admission arrangements and their reasons for refusal.

Twynham School’s Appeals are managed by The Coastal Association of School Appeals, please click the link below to access their website. Here you will find further information and appeals guidance plus the link to lodge your appeal.


Induction Day

All new Year 7 students spend an Induction Day at Twynham School, meeting their new teachers and classmates and familiarising themselves with the school. At the end of the school day, parents will have the opportunity to meet with the Headteacher, Head of Year and tutors.  This year, Induction Day is being held on Friday 28th June.

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.  This year we will be welcoming Y7 on Wednesday, 4th September.

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 486237.

We do operate a waiting list, should you apply and a place is unavailable, you will automatically be placed on the waiting list for one term.  To renew your place, please contact the school prior to the start of the new term.


Our Catchment Area

Twynham Catchment Area

Twynham Sixth Form

The Sixth Form has its own Admissions Policy and arrangements, which can be found on the Admissions page of the Sixth Form website or by clicking here.