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: If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 you can apply for a September 2018 school place from 30th October 2017 to 15th January 2018.  Surrey County Council will advise you of the outcome of your application on Monday 16th April 2018.

If your child is offered a place at Prior Heath for September 2018, we will be writing to you at the end of April 2018 with information about our induction arrangements.  In the meantime, the timetable for new entrants for the September 2018 intake 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 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.