Admission Arrangements Community/Voluntary Schools Sept 2021

Surrey County Council is consulting on proposed changes to admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2021.

Full details of the consultation and the changes being proposed are available at Surrey Says (

The changes being proposed are as follows:

  1. All community and voluntary controlled schools – priority for children of staff where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years and/or the member of staff has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  2. Worplesdon Primary School – reduction in published admission number for Reception from 60 to 57
  3. Schools to be included in the assessment of nearest school – in line with Surrey’s policy, the removal of eight schools from the list of schools that will be excluded when assessing each child’s nearest school (St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Guildford; St Anne’s Catholic Primary School – Reigate & Banstead; St Francis Catholic Primary School – Tandridge; St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School – Waverley; St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School – Waverley; St Polycarp’s Catholic Primary School – Waverley; Charters School – Windsor & Maidenhead; The Wavell School – Hampshire) and which will therefore be included in the nearest school assessment

The consultation will run until Friday 22 November 2019. Anyone wishing to submit their views should complete an online response form. Alternatively paper response forms are available by telephoning the Surrey Schools and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004. Please note that only response forms which are fully completed with the respondent’s name and address will be accepted.

After the closing date, responses will be collated and presented to Surrey County Council’s decision making Cabinet on 28 January 2020. Its decision will then need to be ratified by the full County Council on 4 February 2020. Once determined the final admission arrangements will be placed on Surrey’s website at

Claire Potier
Service Manager Admissions and Transport, 01483 517689