Admissions information can be found on our School admissions page, including when and how apply.
You cannot change your preferences after the closing date unless there is a change in your circumstances.
For infant, junior and primary school admissions (reception and year 3) you need to apply to the local education authority (LEA) responsible for that school. For secondary school admissions (year 7), you need to apply through the Surrey LEA.
The School term and holiday datesare also shown on our website.
You can find a list of Surrey Maintained Schoolson our website.
Yes, an educational record is kept, but access to a pupil's recordis permitted to the child concerned and his or her parents.
Download a booklet with useful information on primary schools.
You can use our Smart On-linesystem to search for schools near your home.
Generally, activities that take place during school hours, eg visits to museums, must be free. Charges may be made by schools for children attending residential courses arranged by a school, and the Gov.uk website has details of what kind of school activities are free and in what circumstances they may be charged for.
Although your child's school cannot charge for school-time activities, they may still invite voluntary contributions to make school funds go further. All requests for voluntary contributions must make it clear that the contributions would be voluntary, and that if you do not contribute your child would not be treated any differently. If a particular activity cannot take place without some help from you, the parent, this should be explained in the planning stage. Your child will not be excluded from an activity because you cannot or will not make a contribution of any kind.
The governing body of your child's school will have details of their charging policy, which you are entitled to see during school hours.
If your child is ever off school you must tell the school why. If you want your child to miss school for a special reason you must ask the school for permission well in advance and give full details.
The school will give careful consideration to your application, and they may take your child's attendance record into account, but they may not necessarily agree to your request and therefore any absence would be unauthorised.
For more information on absence from school, read School Attendance - a guide for parents.
You must contact the schoolas early as you can on the first day of absence (by phone, send a note or call at the school office).
On your child's return to school send a note to the school giving the reason for your child's absence. Remember to date and sign the note.
If, for whatever reason, your child is experiencing difficulty attending school, the Education Welfare Officer may be able to help. If the school have not already asked an Education Welfare Officer to visit you, you may make a direct referral by telephoning the Education Welfare service at your Local Area Office.
For more information on school attendance, read School Attendance - a guide to parents.
Read our school governorspage to get some advice on whether you are a suitable candidate and on how to apply.
The term of office for a governor is four years. However, there are various regulations for each type of governor that may affect this rule. For example, although parent governors are able to serve their term even if their child leave the school, staff governors cannot do so if they are no longer employed by the school, and the Headteacher is a member of the governing body until he or she chooses not to be. Therefore, the term of office can be different for different types of governor.
The governing body of a school has a wide variety of duties including appointing the Headteacher, deciding how to spend the school budget, and deciding how the school should be run generally.
Any school in Surrey can apply for a lollipop person (school crossing patrol).
Yes. The School crossing Patrol Act 1953 states that " when... a vehicle is approaching a place in a road where children on their way to or from school, or from one part of a school to another, are crossing or seeking to cross the road, a school crossing patrol wearing the uniform prescribed by the Secretary of State shall have the power, by exhibiting a prescribed sign, to require the person driving or propelling the vehicle to stop it".