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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 2022

From 1st November 2021:

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 2022:

Closing date for reception and Year 3 applications. Applications submitted after this date will be considered as late unless they could not reasonably have been submitted by the closing date and are submitted by 10th February 2022 . Applications must be returned directly to the child’s Home LA and not the school.

 

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.

 

Between 16 January - 10 February 2022:

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 2022.

 

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 

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/in-year

 

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 info@yattendon.surrey.sch.uk 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 2021 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 

School

Offer

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by

Primary

16 April 2021

17 May 2021

19 July 2021 (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.

 

Admission Policy for 2022

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