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Surrey County Council no longer produce glossy booklets on the primary and secondary admissions process and encourage parents to access this information online here.

 

Admissions for September 2020

From 2nd November 2020:

Parents and carers who live in Surrey will be able to apply for a primary school place. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions in order to prevent delays with postal applications.

15th January 2021:

Closing date for reception and Year 3 applications. Applications submitted after this date will be considered as late unless they are late ‘for good reason’. Applications must be returned directly to the child’s Home LA and not the school.

On the 16th April 2021:

Letters will be sent by 1st class post to applicants who applied on paper and those who applied online and have not been offered their first preference school.

Applicants who applied online will be sent an email or receive a notification through the app ‘ParentComms’ with their outcome. Online applicants may also log in to their online account to view the outcome.

By 30 April 2021:

Applicants will be asked to accept or decline their offer either online or by returning the paper reply slip to A&T.

 

Late applications and changes of preference - primary, infant or junior schools

If you submit your application or make any changes to your preferences without a good reason after the deadline, your application will be treated as late. This may affect the possibility of your child being offered a place at one of your preferred schools.

Between 16 January - 11 February 2021

If there is a genuine reason for late application or changes to your application – for example a change of address or circumstances - supported by written details and evidence, we will treat your application as on time only if the details reach us by 11 February 2021.

After 11 February 2021

All applications received after 11 February 2021 will be treated as late applications and only considered after all on-time applications have been processed. It is likely that there will be no vacancies at the school(s) you applied for, as these will have been allocated to those applying on time. However, if there are vacancies we will co-ordinate offers of places to these schools, based on each school's admission criteria. If there are no vacancies your child may be placed on the waiting list for the school(s) you have applied for.

After 16 April 2021

Any application received after 16 April 2021 will be treated for waiting list purposes alongside on time applications, with any places allocated according to each school's admission criteria and not according to the date the child was added to the waiting list.

Applications received towards the end of the summer term or during the summer holidays may not receive an outcome until the start of the autumn term, due to school closures during the summer break.

 

 

Changes to the school admission appeals process

It is important parents continue to have the right to appeal any school admission decisions. To enable this, we will be making regulatory changes that, subject to legislation, will come into force on 24 April 2020. The new regulations will relax some of the current requirements set out in the School Admission Appeals Code 2012, giving admission authorities flexibility to manage appeals whilst ensuring families are supported and not disadvantaged by current measures to protect public health.

The guidance can be found here:

School Admission Appeals

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 2020 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 

School

Offer

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by

Primary

16 April 2020

18 May 2020

20 July 2020 (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.

 

In Year Applications

If you are applying for a place for the current school year, you will need to complete a Surrey County Council in-year application form www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/in-year-admissions

 

Waiting List Information

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for Year 3 - 6 please email the school office team - info@yattendon.surrey.sch.uk. You will also need to submit a Surrey County Council in-year application form. All our year groups currently have long waiting lists and unfortunately we cannot guarantee that your child will be offered a place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admissions Policy for 2021

In-Year Application Form

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