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Step 5: Outcome of your in-year application

Summary of this step

We or the school will process your application form and will contact you with the outcome.

Who processes your application

Once you have submitted your application form, it will be processed either by us or by the admission authority for the school(s) that you have applied to.

For all community and voluntary controlled schools

We will consider if the school has vacancies and if so, whether they are able to offer a place. We will write to let you know the outcome.

For the following academies and foundation, free, trust and voluntary aided schools

Auriol Junior, Broadmere Primary Academy, Brookwood Primary, Burhill Primary, Crawley Ridge Infant, Crawley Ridge Junior, Cuddington Community Primary, Eastwick Infant, Eastwick Junior, Echelford Primary, Guildford Grove Primary, Hammond Junior, Hamsey Green Primary, Hinchley Wood Primary, Hoe Valley, Holmsdale Community Infant, Holy Trinity CofE, Lightwater Village, Lime Tree Primary, Long Ditton Infant and Nursery, Loseley Fields Primary, New Monument Primary Academy, Potters Gate CofE Primary, Riverbridge Primary, Sandcross Primary and Nursery, Sandfield Primary, Saxon Primary, South Camberley Primary and Nursery, Stanwell Fields CofE Primary, Sythwood Primary, Thames Ditton Infant, Wallace Fields Infant, Warwick, West Ewell Primary and Nursery, Weyfield Primary Academy, Windlesham Village Infant, Wray Common Primary.

We will consider if the school has vacancies and if so, whether they are able to offer a place. We will write to let you know the outcome.

For all other academies and foundation, free, trust and voluntary aided schools

The school will consider whether it has any vacancies and if so, assess whether it is able to offer a place. The school will write to let you know the outcome.

When will I receive the outcome of my application?

Applications are processed as quickly as possible, usually within 10 working days of receiving your fully completed application form.

However, applications received towards the end of the summer term or during the summer holidays may not receive an outcome until the start of the autumn term, due to the unavailability of schools during the summer break and the reforming of waiting lists.

If you receive more than one offer of a place

If you have applied to more than one school, your child may receive more than one offer of a place.

We monitor multiple offers to ensure that no parent holds on to more than one school place for any longer than it reasonably takes to make a decision.

If you are not offered a place at your preferred school

We have a duty to ensure that there is a school place available for every child in Surrey who wants one. As such, if your child lives in Surrey and is not already in school and if it is not possible to offer you a place at any of the schools that you have applied for, we will identify an alternative school place for your child which will normally be the nearest suitable available school with a vacancy.

Continue to step 6: Accept or decline a place

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