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 4th November 2019:

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


15th January 2020:

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 2020:

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 2020:

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 16th January – 10th February 2020

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 10 February 2020.

After 10th February 2020

All applications received after 10 February 2020 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 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 the school's admission criteria. If there are no vacancies your child will be placed on the waiting list for the school(s) you have applied for.

After 16th April 2019

Any application received after 16 April 2020 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.

School Admission Appeals

Closing dates: The closing date for appeals to be lodged for September 2020 entry is the TBC. For more information please refer to the Guidance Notes.


Appeals for September 2020 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications:



Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by


16 April 2020

 May 2020

 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.


Appeals resulting from in year applications should be heard within 30 school days of being lodged.


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


Waiting List Information

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for Year 3 - 6 please email the school office team - 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 2020

In-Year Application Form