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


Please note that as Yattendon is a junior school, our main intake year group is Year 3.


Admissions for September 2022  (2023 admissions below)

The deadline for applications has now passed. Please contact the school for advice (speak to Karen Burgess) if you wish to apply for a Year 3 place for September 2022. See in-year application section below, if you are applying for a place for your child before September 2022 (eg if the are currently in Year 3 to 6). Also see 'late applications' for a Year 3 place in September 2022.


On the 19th April 2022:

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.

Letters will be sent by 1st class post to applicants who applied on paper and do not have an email address.


By 4th May 2022:

Applicants will be asked to accept or decline their offer online or, if they have made a paper application, by returning the paper reply slip to the School Admissions Team. 


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.


After 10 February 2022:

All applications received after 10 February 2022 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 2022:

Any application received after 16 April 2022 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.


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 CMA application form which can be obtained following the link below


Or alternatively please see documents below for an 'In-year Application Form' and 'Guidance notes'. 


Waiting List Information

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for Year 3 - 6, an in-year application form will need to be submitted to Surrey County Council School Admissions. All our year groups currently have long waiting lists and unfortunately we cannot guarantee that your child will be offered a place. Please contact the school office via email at if you would like to discuss the waiting lists or in-year admissions process.


School Admission Appeals


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, regulatory changes came into force on 24 April 2020. The new regulations relax some of the old 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:  


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 2022 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 



Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by


19 April 2022

18 May 2022

20 July 2022 (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 notified in the letter with details of the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.


Admissions for Year 3 places in September 2023

Applications for a year 3 place in September 2023 can be made from October 31st 2022. See Admissions portal: 

See further guidance from Surrey here:


Admission Policy for 2022

School Admissions Policy for 2023 - to be Adopted

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