Shakespeare Infant School

We Care

New to Year R September 2024

Admission to Year R (Reception) September 2024

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, they will be eligible to start school in the school year beginning September 2024


Applying for a school place

To apply for a school place please click the following link: Hampshire Admissions


Key Dates



Admission typeApplications openDeadline for applicationsNotification date for on-time applicantsWaiting list established
Starting School (Year R)1 November 202315 January 202416 April 202430 April 2024



How it works

  • You can name up to three schools on your application,, in order of preference
  • Your child is added to a list for each of the schools you have named. Each schools list is then ranked in accordance with the published admission criteria for that school to determine whether they are able to offer a place
  • If only one of your preferred schools can offer a place, you will be allocated a place at that school
  • If your child qualifies for a place at more than one school, the one ranked highest on your application will be allocated
  • If none of your preferred schools can offer a place, you will be allocated a place at the catchment school (if places remain) or the nearest school (measured as a straight line) with a place available. You will also be advised of the arrangements for placing your child on the waiting list and your right of appeal


Click the link above to view our new Year R Tour.

Welcome to Shakespeare Infant School.


My name is Mrs Nikki Wilson and I am the Head Teacher. 



Our school ethos is We Care and that’s a huge part of what we do here. 

We are a three form entry Infant school with big aspirations for the children who come here.  We are guided by our 6 learning values of:





Emotional Intelligence




I want the children who come here to leave as happy, confident individuals who continue to show they care about themselves, others and the community around them, children who are brave enough to continue to be themselves and who are willing to try new things even if it’s a bit scary. 




I’m proud to be the HT of such a caring school.  The children and staff here are so kind, caring and inclusive of each other and it’s a shame you haven’t had the opportunity to feel and see this on a walk around our lovely school. 




I also think our caring ways go even deeper – in the way the staff treat the children and the way the staff treat the parents.  We know that being a parent is one of the hardest jobs to do and we want to support you on that journey and in any way that we can. 


Finally, our Eastleigh community is very important to us.  Being in the Boyatt Wood area that we are, it’s not only a responsibility but an opportunity to reach out to the local community and be a part of it wherever we can.  Our care ethos also fosters a very strong sense of community within our school, none so more than the unprecedented times we find ourselves in today. 



We offer a broad and rich integrated curriculum including the arts, science and sports and as a staff we try to be flexible in our approach and go with the children’s interests and motivations as well. 


If you like what you’ve seen in the video and you think our school might be the perfect fit for your family, take a look at our website and see what you think.



A day in the life of Year R

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