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Posted on: November 2nd 2021Information for Parents

Consultation on admission arrangements for Surrey's community and voluntary controlled schools for 2023

Surrey County Council is consulting on proposed changes to admission arrangements for some community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2023.

Full details of the consultation and the changes being proposed are available at https://www.surreysays.co.uk/csf/consultation-on-proposed-changes/.    

Why we are consulting

We have a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements if we intend to make a change. The changes being proposed are as follows:

1. Hurst Park Primary School - Removal of priority for children who have the school as their ‘nearest school’

2. Langshott Primary School - Removal of priority for children who have the school as their ‘nearest school’

3. Meath Green Infant School - Removal of priority for children who have the school as their ‘nearest school’

4. Tillingbourne Junior School - Removal of priority for children who have the school as their ‘nearest school’

5. Wallace Fields Junior School - Removal of priority for children who have the school as their ‘nearest school’

6. Walton on the Hill Primary School – Introduction of a catchment area to replace priority on the basis of ‘nearest school’

7. Reigate Priory School – amendment of the measuring point to be used to assess home to school distance when prioritising applicants on the basis of distance

8. West Ashtead Primary School – reduction in published admission number for Year 3 from 30 to 2

9. Leatherhead Trinity Primary School – introduction of a published admission number for Year 3 of 4

10. Felbridge Primary School – introduction of a published admission number for Year 3 of 2

11. All community and voluntary controlled nurseries and nursery schools – introduction of priority for children of staff

12. All community and voluntary controlled schools –introduction of a supplementary information form for children applying on the basis of social/medical need

How can I respond to the consultation?

The consultation on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools and the proposed changes will run until Wednesday 1 December 2021. If you would like to take part please complete an online response form at Consultation on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2023 - Surrey County Council - Citizen Space (surreysays.co.uk). Alternatively, if you would prefer to respond on a paper form, please telephone the Surrey Schools and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004 to request a copy. Please note that only response forms which are fully completed with the respondent’s name and address will be accepted. 

What happens next?

After the closing date, responses will be collated and presented to the County Council's decision-making Cabinet on 25 January 2022. It will decide whether to proceed with the proposed changes as well as determining the admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for which no changes are proposed. Cabinet’s decision will then need to be ratified by the full County Council on 8 February 2022. Once determined the final admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for 2023 will be placed on Surrey's website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.