Joining Our School

Starting Junior School

Please click on the link to view our School Prospectus: Cove Junior School Prospectus

If your child is currently in Year 2 you will be considering their transfer to Year 3 in September 2024. Details of our Open Days can be found by following the link below to the Autumn 2023 Open Days Letter. The Hampshire Admissions portal will be open for Year 3 applications from 1st November 2023 to 15th January 2024.  Once your child has been allocated a place at Cove Junior School, we will be in touch will you to confirm our transition events which will take place in the summer term.

Autumn 2023 Open Days Letter (Year 3 2024)

Hampshire County Council – Year 3 2024 Admissions



Moving to our school during the school year

We understand that it is sometimes necessary for you to move your child to a new school during the school year due to a house move, because you are a Service Family, or you feel that your child’s current school is not right for them.

If you are thinking of moving to Cove Junior School we would like to invite you and your child to come and visit the school.  School tours can be arranged by calling the School Office on 01252 542941.

If you decide that you would like to apply to Cove Junior School you will need to apply through Hampshire County Council’s website by clicking the link below.

Hampshire County Council – In-Year Applications

We also produce a parent toolkit with information about joining our school.

Parents Handbook 



For more information about our Admissions process please see our Admissions page.

Comments from our parents

Comments from our new Year 3 parents about our transition process
“…my son didn’t know anyone else starting but has no anxieties due to good organisation. All staff were incredibly welcoming.”
“It was all effective in helping our child settle in, it’s been a really smooth transition from infant to junior!”
“picnic is a lovely idea for them to see familiar faces before back to school.”
” We felt welcomed into the school.”
“Having a tour of the school in small groups and being able to talk through concerns with our child’s teacher before starting was very reassuring to both myself and my son.”
“….my daughter was so excited to start as she had been able to see inside the school, and see her teachers on 2 occasions prior to starting (show round and picnic).”
“Wonderful to have the family picnic, so children could feel relaxed in the school environment and see their classrooms to settle nerves prior to starting.”
“I think you put other schools in the area to shame with the level of care that has gone into everything since they started. We are really very happy.”