Admission Arrangements

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; details on how to apply, either as part of the normal intake or during the school year; and information on how to appeal, please use this link to the Surrey County Council website:

September 2024 Admissions

If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 you will need to apply for a September 2024 Reception place in an infant or primary school between 30th October 2023 and 15th January 2024.  The quickest and easiest way to apply for a school place will be online via the website and further information can be found in the Surrey leaflet: “Is your child starting school in September 2024? (PDF, 548.56 kB)


During the autumn term 2023 we will be running “talk and tour” events for parents who have children that will be starting school in September 2024.  These sessions will be led by our Headteacher, Mrs Lindsey Chivers, who will give a talk about Prior Heath and this will be followed by a tour of the school and grounds with either Mrs Chivers or a member of our senior leadership team.


Each session will last for approximately 1 hour and needs to be booked in advance by email: or telephone: 01276 25546.  As these are quite formal sessions, we do request that children are not brought along please.


Talk and tour dates (all sessions run for approx. 1 hour):

Thursday 12th October 2023 at 9.15am – FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 2nd November 2023 at 9.15am – FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 14th November 2023 at 9.15am – FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at 9.15am – FULLY BOOKED

Monday 27th November 2023 at 5.30pm


If you would also like to complete and return our initial registration form (PDF, 223.58 kB),  we will add you to our admissions database.  Please note that this does not guarantee you a place at Prior Heath as Surrey County Council is our admissions authority.


If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to telephone: 01276 25546 or email:


In September 2020 we recorded a video of the school which can be viewed here:


Waiting List

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.  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 academic year.


Getting Ready for School

Surrey Family Information Service have produced a “Getting ready for School” online booklet for families whose children are starting primary school.  This booklet contains information about:

  • Applying for school
  • Preparing to start school
  • Childcare
  • At school
  • Time for parents/carers