If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
Welcome to the Weald School Admissions Guide.
The following information is for guidance only and does not form part of our Admission Policies.
Please find attached the determined Admission Policies for the Academic Year 2018/19
We know that choosing a school is a big decision for any parent and the process of School admissions can be confusing and we would like to outline some of the basic details, deadlines and hopefully make the process go as smoothly as possible for you. We are here to help you as much as we can and would be pleased to help you over the phone, or you are welcome to come in and see us at school if it would help.
Please see our prospectus for further details.
If you have any queries on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us at school. You can contact either the Head Teacher, Mrs Jacob or the Pupil Records Assistant, Ms Alder.
You should receive information leaflets from your Nursery, Pre-school or current school in the Autumn term prior to your child’s admission. If you do not receive one, you can contact Surrey County Council contact centre on 08456 009 009.
Everyone can apply online for primary places from 1st September. EVERYONE IS BEING ENCOURAGED TO APPLY ONLINE WHEREVER POSSIBLE. However, if you do need a paper form, please collect a leaflet containing the telephone number from your school or Nursery.
For Reception applications (ie. those starting school for the first time in September 2018) these must be returned this year to the Local Authority direct. For KS2 places (ie. Years 3 and above) if you have done a paper application, please return it to your chosen school. If you want a receipt for your application, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope and the Admissions & Transport will acknowledge safe receipt of your form, once they have received it.
The deadlines for these applications will be 15th January 2018. Any applications received after that date are classified as LATE applications and can jeopardise your chances of getting your preferred school.
The Surrey Weald Team is made up of the ecclesiastical parishes of St Mary Magdalene at South Holmwood, St John the Baptist at Capel and St Peter’s Church at Newdigate. Maps showing these and also Ockley, Okewood and Forest Green Parish boundaries can be viewed in the Weald school office or you can visit the parishfinder site here.
If you are planning on moving your child from The Weald, you will need to fill out a ‘School managed application for in year admission to school during 2017/2018’ application form. Click here to download the form. This form must only be completed if you are applying for admission to a school which manages its own in year applications. Please click here for a list of schools which manage their own in year applications or alternatively check how to apply for a place at each Surrey school in Surrey’s school directory here. To apply for a school for which Surrey manages in year applications, you should complete form IYA-SCCCMA, which can be found on their website.
Can your child start school at 4? (Admissions September 2018)
Is your child’s date of birth between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014? If so, you should think about the school you would like your child to attend. It is obviously a good idea to attend any OPEN DAYS at schools you are interested in. Once you have made your choice, you should apply to Surrey County Council – details below. Applications can be done from 1 September 2016 at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions. If you want to apply for a school outside of Surrey, you need to get a form from the relevant local authority. For all Voluntary Aided schools such as The Weald, you ALSO need to obtain the school’s own Admission Form (please ask for one from our school at any time on 01306 711719 then press ‘0’ to be connected to the office).
How are places allocated?
Surrey’s admission procedure is detailed in the Information on School Admissions and Transfers Booklet. Foundation Schools and VA Church Schools (such as The Weald) may have different admission criteria and you should refer to the school’s own brochure and specifically the ‘Admission Policy’ for further details. You should complete the Surrey County Council parental preference form either online or on paper by the published deadline (see above). The Council will then allocate places according to the arrangements described in the Information on School Admissions and transfer booklet.
Notes on transfer of Year 6 Pupils from The Weald to Secondary School
Leaflets have been give out to the relevant children/parents, encouraging them to apply online. The process is very straight forward and one thing you will need to hand is your current Council Tax statement for your account reference. IF CHOOSING TO DO A PAPER FORM, once completed, please return this form to your child’s current school. They will collect all forms and send them off to Admissions & Transport. (If you need a receipt, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. Please note that, as with EYFS, KS1 and KS2 admissions, you can apply online from 1 September each year.
When do I hear about school places?
Surrey County Council will send out offer letters for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 places in April 2018. Secondary letters go out to parents during the first week in March 2018.
What happens next?
You need to complete the slip accompanying your offer letter and return it to your chosen school, together with the following identification:-
Once this is done and you have accepted the school place you have been offered, your chosen school will contact you with all the Induction arrangements.
Please see the table below for guidance, should you wish to appeal the school your child has been placed in.
Surrey Schools Admission appeals timetable 2017
In year or immediate entry appeals – Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
September 2017 entry – Appeals resulting from year of entry or transfer applications for admission in September 2017 will be heard according to the following timetable:
|School||Offer||Appeals lodged by||Appeals to be heard by|
|Secondary||1 March 2018||29 March 2018||16 June 2018|
|Primary||16 April 2018||15 May 2018||17 July 2018|
NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.
Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
Appellants will be given at least 10 clear school days’ notice of the appeal hearing date.
Appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.
If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence which was not included with their initial appeal, it must be received no later than 5pm on the day preceding 3 clear working days before the appeal hearing date.
The Appeal Panel must decide whether any additional evidence or information received after this date may be considered, taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing.
With ALL applications for school places, whether EYFS and KS1, KS3 or Secondary, please try to get your application in on time, otherwise it will be treated as a Late Application, which may jeopardise your chances of getting your chosen school if other parents have applied on time.