School Admissions Policy
As a community school, 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: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions
September 2020 Admissions:
We find ourselves in an unprecedented set of circumstances and school is currently closed to the majority of children, however, we are open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.
If your child has been offered a Reception place for September 2020, an induction process of some kind will take place, however, at this point in time you will understand that we cannot be specific about how and when. As tempting as it might be to ring the school office, we ask that you please wait until you hear from us instead.
We will be writing to you at the end of April requesting information about your child which we would ask you to complete and return to us. This will enable us to prepare for your child’s entry into school. As soon as we are in a position to provide information about induction arrangements, we will contact you.
In the meantime, please ensure you accept or decline the offer of a place by 30th April 2020, as detailed in the information you will have received from Surrey Admissions.
As a community school, Surrey County Council manage our waiting list. Your child’s name will be placed on the waiting list(s) of any Surrey community or voluntary controlled school which you listed as a higher preference on your application form. Waiting lists will not be formed until 12th May 2020. Due to increased call volumes following the Covid-19 outbreak, Surrey’s Admissions Team urge you not to call about your waiting list position. They will make primary offers as places become available and if your child is eligible for an offer they will contact you. Your child’s name will remain on the waiting list(s) until the end of the 2020/21 academic year.
Getting Ready for School
Surrey Family Information Service have produced a “Getting ready for School (PDF, 1007.42 kB)” booklet for families whose children are starting primary school. This booklet contains information about:
- Applying for school
- Things to think about in the weeks before school
- At school
- Time for parents/carers
Visiting the school – information for prospective parents:
Usually, between September and January each year we run “talk and tour” sessions with our Headteacher. 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. Please note that due to the current unprecedented circumstances, arrangements may change for parents who wish to view the school between September 2020 and January 2021.
If you are considering sending your child to Prior Heath, you are invited to complete and return the school’s Initial Registration-Form.pdf (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.