In an effort to reduce the number of late applications received, we would be very grateful if you could remind parents with children in your school or attached nursery (where applicable), including parents with pre-school siblings, that the closing date for Reception and Junior applications for September 2018 entry is 15 January 2019. Any opportunity that you may have to mention this to parents - such as an end of term newsletter, nativity plays, Carol services etc - would be much appreciated, in the hope that parents will complete an application over the Christmas holidays if they have not already.
For infant schools, this will include reminding parents of children on roll in Year 2 that they must submit an application by 15 January for a transfer to a Junior school.
We encourage online applications, however parents can also request a paper application form or seek impartial help in completing an application via the Surrey Schools & Childcare Service (0300 200 1004). Full information is available on Surrey's website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/primaryadmissions.
Applications received after the closing date without good reason will be treated as late and will not be considered until all on time applications have been processed. This may jeopardise the chance of a parent being offered one of their preferred schools for their child.