“I am choosing Cantell because I feel my child can fit the school easily. I also felt very safe for my child to go to Cantell. I was amazed how well behaved the students were and the teachers were very warm and welcoming. That is why I will be very happy for my child to go and start their next journey in Cantell School.” 

Parent in admission application, 2014


Cantell School is a Foundation School and part of the Aspire Community Trust. The school is its own admission authority, but follows the Southampton City Councils Admissions Policy. As required in the School Admissions Code, the authority will consider all on-time preferences at the same time for September 2022 admissions.  The closing date for all applications for school places is the 31st October 2021.  Further information can be found on the Southampton City Council website.

For all queries in relation to admissions, please e-mail Student Services & Admin Manager Maria Rice at

Casual Admissions

All in year admissions have to be referred to the local authority and an application can be made via the Southampton City Council website or by using this link in year application

Open Week/Open Evening/Visits

Parents are welcome to visit the school at any time, by appointment, where there is the opportunity to see the school in operation during the working day. Dates for our Open Week and Open Evening events will be published on the school calendar. Please book a tour of the school with the Headteacher’s PA on 023 8051 6722 or by email: