Applying For A Place

Admission forms for all Portsmouth Schools are issued by the Local Authority.  These should be completed and returned to the Portsmouth Admissions Team at the Civic Offices or handed in to the Reception at Langstone Infant School. You can visit the Local Authority website to find out more about applying for a place at our school.

Parents considering applying for a place at Langstone Infant School are invited to contact the school at any time to make an appointment to meet the Headteacher and school staff and to walk around the school.

Information and application forms for transfer to Junior School are distributed to all Year 2 families by the Local Authority in the Autumn term. Children can be accepted during the school year if there is a place available.

The Infant School Admission Policy can be found online at www.portsmouth.gov.uk/schooladmissions or you can request a copy from the Admissions Team on 023 9268 8008.

Class Sizes

The Governors are committed to a staff pupil ratio, which offers children the maximum benefits from their learning experiences and in line with DfES requirements no classes have more than 30 children.

Entry to Reception Year

Parents do not have to send their child to school until the term following their child’s 5th birthday. However, most Portsmouth community and controlled infant and primary schools admit Year R pupils before the end of September, in the year in which the child has his/her 5th birthday. The school year starts on 1st September and ends 31st August.

At Langstone our policy is to offer children whole day sessions from the September they join, although there is a slightly staggered entry in the first week to allow each group of children to settle. We group children into Autumn, Spring and Summer birthday groups so that we always remember who are the oldest and youngest children. The Headteacher may modify these groups for individual children where necessary.

It is a requirement that before starting school children must:

  • Be able to use the toilet independently (and usually be dry during the day)
  • Have some independence dressing and feeding themselves
  • Be able to communicate their needs
  • Be able to cope with the demands of a school setting