St Peter’s C of E Infant School is a voluntary aided school and we have our own Admissions Criteria which are set out in our Admissions Policy and reviewed annually. If you have a School Admissions query please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
At our core we are a Christian community. Our Christian ethos means that we welcome equally people of all faiths, and those of none. We model for the children the values of love and respect and charity – and believe that these are evident to every visitor to our school. We want our children to remember their time with us with joy and to leave us with a thirst for learning which will sustain them throughout their lives.
We welcome applications from anywhere in the area, whatever your civil or ecclesiastical parish. Our reputation locally means that we have welcomed pupils from Blindley Heath, Dormansland, Edenbridge, Godstone, Hurst Green, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Oxted, Tatsfield as well as Tandridge and Crowhurst and many other locations. Details of our over-subscription ranking criteria are in our Admissions Policy.
“From the Early Years onwards, pupils engage purposely with each other” Ofsted
Applications for a place at St Peter’s have to be made online via Surrey County Council.
For further details please visit : http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions
Admission during the school year for Reception, Year 1 or Year 2
If you have moved into the area and require a place in any year group, please contact the school office to discuss your place on the waiting list and/or make an application. You can apply via Surrey County Council website using their CMA (Centrally managed Form) and they will pass your details on to the school. St Peter’s is part of the locally agreed co-ordination scheme and the timescales for applications to be received and processed are those agreed with the local authority.
If we do not have any places available when we receive your application you can ask to be added to the waiting list for the required year group. Waiting lists will be ranked in accordance with the current admissions policy. Click below to see our current admissions policy for in-year applications.
Parents have the right to appeal if they do not gain a place for their child at the school. This is done by applying direct to the appeals service at Surrey County Council. See the Admissions Appeals Timetable for details of how to appeal.
Admission in September 2023
Your child will be eligible to start school in September 2023 if they were born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.
The Admissions round for this intake will open in November 2022 and applications must be made online to Surrey County Council Admissions before 15 January 2023. The outcome of applications made will be published on 17 April 2023.
All applications need to be made via the Surrey County Council website. To find out how Surrey calculates distances from your home to school go to Surrey School Map and to find your closest schools see the Surrey School Finder.
We ask parents applying under church allegiance, sibling priority or as a staff member to complete a supplementary form for us in addition to making their on line application. For church applications, you must also ask your priest/minister to complete and sign the reference section. Supplementary forms should be returned directly to the school by 15 January 2023.
These documents can also be obtained from the school office.
Admission in September 2024
Your child will be eligible to start school in September 2024 if they were born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.
The Admissions round for this intake will open in November 2023. If you wish to apply for a place at St Peter’s please contact us nearer the time or email us: email@example.com and we will send details of Open Mornings when they have been confirmed.
Our Admissions Policy for September 2024 and the Supplementary Information Form (for applications under church allegiance, under sibling priority or for children of current staff members) can be downloaded here.
If you are not offered a place at our school and feel the admissions criteria have not been applied correctly or your circumstances are exceptional, you do have the right to appeal against the decision.
You should lodge your appeal with the appeals service at Surrey County Council and they will liaise with the school to arrange the appeal on a convenient date.
Please see the appeals timetable to see the closing date for appeals to be lodged so that they are heard before the summer term ends.
ADMISSIONS APPEALS TIMETABLE
Appeals resulting from the September 2023 allocation need to be lodged by 18 May 2023. These will be heard by 20 July 2023 (40 school days later).
Appeals lodged after this date will be heard within 40 days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
You will be sent notification of the appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance and sent a copy of the school’s case 7 working days before the appeal hearing date.