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We have compiled a list of admissions frequently asked questions below that may help you with the admissions process. Please do read through them prior to contacting the school, however, if you have a query that is not answered there, please do let us know.

The catchment area map can be found in the Key Documents - Admissions 2024-25 documents folder below. For information on transport, please click on the link below.

Year 7 - entry 2024-25

Year 7 - entry 2024-25

The application process opened on 1 September 2023 and closed on 31 October 2023. Late applicants should follow the process set out below.

If you are seeking a place at St Bede's, please read the Admissions policy 2024-25 as well as the following:

1) Apply to Surrey County Council for a place

  • To find out all the information you need go to the Surrey County Council website This website lists all the county council secondary schools in Surrey together with an electronic copy of the secondary schools admissions booklet. This site allows you to express your choice of schools and to apply for a place online. Online is Surrey’s preferred method of application.
  • If you prefer to apply on paper please call 0300 200 1004 for an application form. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

2) Provide St Bede's with information

  • You must complete St Bede’s ‘Supplementary Information for Admissions form 2024' as well if you wish to apply for a place under criteria A, B, C or D (iii, iv) and return it directly to us (not to Surrey or the primary school) as soon as possible. We cannot set a priority for your application without this form and it is unlikely that you would be offered a place unless we have received it. The original form must be sent to us. We will not accept emails and this form cannot be completed online.
  • If you are applying for a foundation place or as a member of a non-Christian faith community, please make sure that the person you have named as your referee is expecting to receive our request. We will contact clergy/faith leaders for references.

If you need any help or advice, please contact our admissions team on 01737 214071 or email the admissions team (choose 'Admissions' from the drop down).

Admissions appeals

Admissions appeals

In year or immediate entry appeals / School admission appeals timetable

In the first instance contact the Admissions Office either by telephone 01737 214071,
email: or call in person to the school reception to request an appeal pack.

Appellants must set out their grounds of appeal in writing. The appeal will then be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Further details about the appeal process are included in the appeal pack.

September 2024 entry

Offer Received Appeals to be
lodged by
Dates appeals will be held Appeals to be heard by

1 March 2024

15 April 2024

Monday 20 May and
Tuesday 21 May

18 June 2024

Please note, 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.

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 days of the appeal being lodged.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.

If an appellant wishes to submit a further short document which was not included with their initial submission, they must make sure that it is received by the school five clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing. The Appeal Panel must decide whether it should be considered taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing.

For further information please see Admissions Appeals FAQs 2024-2025.


In-year applications Years 7 to 11 (2023-2024)

In-year applications for Year 7 to 11

In order to apply for an In-Year place you need to complete the St Bede's In-Year application form and the Surrey County Council SMA Form obtainable either from the school (In-Year SMA form) or Surrey County Council.

Please send both forms to St Bede’s. Before completing this form, please read the admissions policy for 2023-24 entry. Priority for places will be allocated exactly as described there. You may also find the SMA Guidance Notes helpful.

If you need any help, advice or a hard copy of the forms, please contact our admissions team on 01737 214071 or email the admissions team.

We will process your application in line with admissions policy and aim to notify you of the outcome within 15 school days from the date the application documents have been received in full. Unsuccessful applicants have the right to appeal. For further details about in-year or immediate entry appeals see above.

When making an application for a school place, it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to ensure that their child has a right, under their visa entry conditions, to study at a school and that they will not be contravening the conditions of any visa or United Kingdom immigration law if they take up the school place.

Admissions frequently asked questions (FAQs) 2024-25