Admission Arrangements

School Admissions Policy

Surrey County Council is the admission authority for Prior Heath Infant School.  To find up to date information about the school’s admission arrangements and details on how to apply, either as part of the normal intake or during the school year, please use this link to the Surrey County Council website:

September 2019 intake:

If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 you can apply for a September 2019 school place between 29th October 2018 and 15th January 2019.  The quickest and easiest way to apply for a school place is online.  Visit the link to the Surrey County Council website above to access more information about the application process.

Between the end of September 2018 and January 2019 we will be running “talk and tour” sessions with our Headteacher, Mrs Ellen McClelland.  These are for small groups of parents who have children starting school in September 2019 and Mrs McClelland will give a talk about the school followed by a tour of the school and grounds.  We have particular dates set aside for these and further information is available from the school office.  As these are quite formal sessions, they are not suitable for children to attend.  However, we will be holding an Open Morning for prospective parents between 9.15am and 10.30am on Thursday 4th October which children are welcome to attend with their parents.

Please contact the school office on 01276 25546 for further information and talk and tour dates.

Timetable for September 2018 intake:

The timetable for children starting school in September 2018 is as follows:

Wednesday 4th July: The first induction visit when parents and children will be invited to attend one of three sessions which will run from 9.15 until 10.15am, from 10.45 until 11.45am or from 1.30 until 2.30pm.   Our induction letter will indicate which session we would like you to attend.  During each session, our Headteacher, Mrs McClelland, will hold an induction talk for parents while the children visit our Reception classes and meet the teaching staff.

Tuesday 10th July: The Reception teachers will hold a meeting for parents from 7.00pm until approx. 8.00pm

Wednesday 11th July: Second induction visit for all children from 9.30am until 10.30am

Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th & Friday 7th (am) September: The teaching staff will be carrying out home visits at allocated times (to be advised on 10th July 2018)

Monday 10th September: Start school at staggered times, go home at 12 noon 

Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th September: Attend school from 8.50am until 12 noon

Thursday 13th & Friday 14th September: Attend school from 8.50am until 12.30pm (including staying to lunch)

From Monday 17th September: Stay all day (8.50am until 2.50pm)


Getting Ready for School

Surrey Family Information Service have produced a “Getting Ready for School (PDF, 776.42 kB)” booklet for families whose children are starting primary school.  This booklet containes information about:

  • Applying for school
  • Things to think about in the weeks before school
  • Childcare
  • At school
  • Time for parents/carers


Visiting the school

Between September and January each year we run talk and tour sessions with our Headteacher, Mrs. Ellen McClelland.  These are for small groups of prospective parents who have children starting school in the Reception year group the following September.  Dates for these are set at the beginning of the school year in September and prospective parents are invited to contact the school office on 01276 25546 to make an appointment.  We also hold an Open Morning during October which prospective parents and children are welcome to attend.

If you are considering sending your child to Prior Heath, you are invited to complete and return the school’s initial registration form (PDF, 130.07 kB). This expresses an interest but does not guarantee a place. It will ensure that we contact you during the Autumn Term of the school year before your child is due to start school with information from Surrey County Council about the application process for your child’s intake, together with information about visiting the school.  We look forward to welcoming you to Prior Heath.