Main School Admissions
If you have any questions or queries, please phone the Contact Centre for Parents on 0300 200 1004(8am-6pm) or you can find information on the Surrey County Council website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions
School admission appeals timetable
In year or immediate entry appeals
Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
Appeals for September 2019 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications:
|School||Offer||Appeals lodged by||Appeals to be heard by|
|Secondary||1 March 2019||29 March 2019||18 June 2019 (40 school days)|
|Primary||16 April 2019||21 May 2019||23 July 2019 (40 school days)|
NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.
Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing. Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.
Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day preceding three clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.
Determination of Surrey’s school admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2020
The admission arrangements for Surrey's community and voluntary controlled schools for 2020 admission and Surrey's primary and secondary coordinated schemes for 2020 have now been determined. Full details are available on the school admissions pages of Surrey County Council website under ‘Admission arrangements and outcomes’ - www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.
As part of the determination the following changes have been applied:
1. Furzefield Primary, Reigate & Banstead: reduction of Reception PAN from 60 to 58
2. Wallace Fields Junior, Epsom & Ewell: change to the measuring points used to assess nearest school and home to school distance
3. Children previously in state care outside England who left that care as a result of being adopted: inclusion within criterion 2 for children with an exceptional social/medical need
Any person or body who considers that any aspect of these admission arrangements are unlawful or not in compliance with the School Admissions Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator. Objections must be referred by 15 May 2019 and further information on how to make an objection can be obtained from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator website.
Consultation on admission arrangements for Surrey’s community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021
Surrey County Council is consulting on proposed changes to admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2021.
Full details of the consultation and the changes being proposed are available at Surrey Says (www.surreysays.co.uk).
Why we are consulting
We have a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements if we intend to make a change.
The changes being proposed are as follows:
- All community and voluntary controlled schools - priority for children of staff where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years and/or the member of staff has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
- Worplesdon Primary School – reduction in published admission number for Reception from 60 to 57
- Schools to be included in the assessment of nearest school – in line with Surrey’s policy, the removal of eight schools from the list of schools that will be excluded when assessing each child’s nearest school (St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Guildford; St Anne’s Catholic Primary School – Reigate & Banstead; St Francis Catholic Primary School – Tandridge; St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School – Waverley; St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School – Waverley; St Polycarp’s Catholic Primary School – Waverley; Charters School – Windsor & Maidenhead; The Wavell School - Hampshire) and which will therefore be included in the nearest school assessment
How can I respond to the consultation?
The consultation on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools and the proposed changes will run from Friday 11 October 2019 to Friday 22 November 2019. If you would like to take part please complete an online response form at Surrey Says (www.surreysays.co.uk). Alternatively if you would prefer to respond on a paper form, please telephone the Surrey Schools and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004 to request a copy. Please note that only response forms which are fully completed with the respondent’s name and address will be accepted.
What happens next?
After the closing date, responses will be collated and presented to the County Council's decision making Cabinet on 28 January 2020. It will decide whether to proceed with the proposed changes as well as determining the admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for which no changes are proposed. Cabinet’s decision will then need to be ratified by the full County Council on 4 February 2020. Once determined the final admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 will be placed on Surrey's website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.