Starting at The Horsell Village School
Information for new and prospective parents
If you are new to the area, or interested in applying for a place in one of our current year groups; please see the dates below:
- reception (children with birthdays 1/9/12 to 31/8/13)
- year 1 (children with birthdays 1/9/11 to 31/08/12)
- year 2 (children with birthdays 1/9/10 to 31/8/11)
Please telephone our office and speak to Rachel Cadey, our admissions coordinator on 01483 714804 (extension 26).
Admission arrangements for The Horsell Village School 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years
Applications for Reception 2017 admissions have now closed. The closing date for September 2017 entry was January 15th 2017. Further information can be found at Surrey County Council’s website if you are late applying or for more details
Admissions policy and more information
To view The Horsell Village school’s admission policy please click on the relevant year:
Our admissions criteria for September 2017 are as follows:
The Horsell Village school takes 90 children each year as we are a three form entry school.
The Horsell Village school selection criteria is in the following order : Please refer to admissions policy for further information.
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Exceptional social/medical need
- Siblings currently attending The Horsell Village School
- Children for whom the school is the nearest to their home address
- Siblings who previously attended The Horsell Village School (takes effect for 2017 entry)
- Any other applicant
There is no set catchment area and it changes dependent upon the applications received for that particular year. For example, the catchment area for September 2017 was 1.162km, September 2016 was 0.940km and September 2015 was 0.925km.
Allocation of Places
Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care plan (EHCP) that names the School will be allocated a place before other applicants are considered. In this way, the number of places available will be reduced by the number of children with a statement that has named the School.
The allocation across the criteria for the September 2017 intake is as follows:-
|Looked After Children||1||1|
|Siblings at the time of admission||22||15||14|
|Children for whom the school is the nearest to them||45||43||37|
|Children who have siblings who previously attended The Horsell Village School( see admissions policy for further details)||4|
|Any other applicant||22||33||34|
If there is over subscription within any criteria, priority is given according to the distance from the pupil’s permanent home address to the school. Distance is measured by a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey to the nearest school gate for pupils to use.
Using Surrey County Council’s ‘Find a School’ application
Please note that the ‘find a school’ application available on Surrey County Council’s website is presented to parents as an indicator of what their home to school distance might be but it does not claim to present the home to school distance that will be used in the admissions process. ‘Find a school’ uses NLPG data to identify an address point within the child’s home address whereas the system used by the admissions team uses address base data. The difference is minimal.
In year admissions
As an academy The Horsell Village school manages it’s own waiting lists for current years and works with Surrey to co-ordinate requests for the transfer to a new school. If there is a space available in the year group requested, you will, under normal circumstances be offered the place. If there is no place available, your child’s name will be added to our waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.
Although we are an Academy Surrey County Council centrally manage our application forms.
Please download the In Year CMA application form and guidance notes following this link and return to the Admissions team at:
35 Guildford Road
Appeals Timetable for 2017 entry
Please see the attached Appeals Timetable document.
Closing dates for Appeals: The closing date for appeals for September 2017 entry to be lodged is 17th May 2017. Please note that parents must contact the school to notify of their intent to appeal prior to completing an appeal form either via email on email@example.com or via telephone 01483 714804
Finally if your child is due to start school in September 2018 (their birthday falls between 1/9/13 and 31/8/14) then please see below for times and dates of tours due to take place during the Summer term. These are small group tours and will be with the Headteacher. Applications for Reception can be made online via Surrey County Council’s website from 31st October 2017.
School tours for parents of children due to start in September 2018
Please telephone the school office on 01483 714804 to book a slot on one of the times below:
Monday 25th September 10.45 and 1.45
Thursday 5th October 9.30 and 1.45
Friday 6th October 9.30 and 10.45
Friday 13th October 10.45
Wednesday 15th November 9.30 and 10.45
Thursday 16th November 9.30 and 1.45
Annual celebration of work – a date for your diary
Our annual celebration will take place next year in 2018, date to be confirmed. All are welcome, and the morning offers you an informal opportunity to bring your children and families to look around the school, meet the staff, and see our current children’s work on display. You can drop in at any time during the celebration of work ,wander around the school and spend as long as you like in each of the classrooms, members of staff will be around to help you on an informal basis should you need directing anywhere or wish to briefly introduce yourselves as new starters or prospective parents.
Click on the link above to view the handbook online
Consultation on admission arrangements
Admission authorities have a duty to consult at least every seven years even if no changes are proposed.
As a governing body we consulted on our admissions arrangements for the academic year 2017-18 as we added a new criteria for entry of siblings if they have had a sibling previously at The Horsell Village School and have remained at the same address and as such will not need to consult again until 2024