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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: http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions

September 2022 Admissions

During the Autumn Term 2021 we will be running “talk and tour” events for parents who have children who will be starting school in September 2022.  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.  As these are quite formal sessions, we do request that children are not brought along if possible please.  If you would like further information about these sessions, including dates and times, please email: [email protected] and a member of the office staff will get back to you.

Applying for a Reception place for September 2022:

If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 you will need to apply for a September 2022 Reception place in an infant or primary school between 1st November 2021 and 15th January 2022.  The quickest and easiest way to apply for a school place is online.  Visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions to access the application form and more information on the application process and admission arrangements for Surrey schools.  Further information can also be found in this leaflet: Surrey School Admissions 2021 – Primary (PDF, 582.54 kB)

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

 

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.  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
  • Childcare
  • At school
  • Time for parents/carers