Apply for an in year school place

Waiting lists will be closed down at 4pm on Friday 23 July 2021 and will remain closed until 10am on Tuesday 17August 2021 whilst we process new applications and compile the waiting lists for the new academic year (2021/22).

During this time no waiting list positions for schools whose waiting lists are managed by Surrey will be available.

You will be able to find out your child's position on the school's waiting lists that Surrey hold from 10am on Tuesday 17 August 2021. From this date, as places become available, we will make offers according to the new waiting list positions.

Your child's name will not be carried forward onto the new waiting lists unless you submitted a new in-year application after 1 June 2021. If you have not already done this and wish your child's name to remain on the waiting list for the 2021/22 academic year, you must submit a new in-year application form.

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What are in-year admissions?

You can make an in-year application if your child needs to join a school outside of the normal admissions round - for example, if you move house and your child can no longer attend their current school.

Summary of the application process

There are seven steps in the application process.

  • Step 1: Check if you can apply for in-year admission
    You check if you need to apply for in-year admission or if you should apply during the normal admissions round.
  • Step 2: What you need to know before applying
    You read information about in-year applications.
  • Step 3: Choose the schools to apply for
    You research and choose the schools that you want to apply for.
  • Step 4: Complete the application form
    You complete and return the application form together with any supplementary forms and supporting documents required.
  • Step 5: Outcome of your application
    Your application is processed and you will be contacted with the outcome.
  • Step 6: Accept or decline a place
    You decide whether to accept any place offered.
  • Step 7: Adding your child to a waiting list
    If you are not offered a place at your preferred school, you can add your child to a waiting list for a place.

Continue to step 1: Check if you can apply for in-year admission