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 1/9/13 to 31/8/14)
  • year 1 (children with birthdays 1/9/12 to 31/08/13)
  • year 2 (children with birthdays 1/9/11 to 31/8/12)

Please telephone our office and speak to Rachel Cadey, our admissions coordinator on 01483 714804 (extension 26).


Admission arrangements for The Horsell Village School 

If your child is due to start school in September 2019 (birthday between 1/9/14 to 31/8/15) you can now apply online at If you do not have access to the internet please contact Surrey County Council for a paper form  01483 517362 and return directly to the address at the top of the form. The closing date for applications to Reception in September 2019 is 15th  January 2019


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 2019 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.

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children
  2. Exceptional social/medical need
  3. Siblings currently attending The Horsell Village School
  4. Children for whom the school is the nearest to their home address
  5. Siblings who previously attended The Horsell Village School (takes effect for 2017 entry onwards)
  6. 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 2018 was 0.754km, September 2017 was 1.162km and September 2016 was 0.940km.

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 2018 intake is as follows:-

2016 2017                  2018
Looked After Children 1
Exceptional Arrangements
Siblings at the time of admission 15 14                      20
Children for whom the school is the nearest to them 43 37                      55
Children who have siblings who previously attended The Horsell Village School( see admissions policy for further details) 4                        3
Any other applicant 33 34                     12

Over subscription

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 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.

Appeals for September 2018 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications:


School Offer Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard by
Primary 16 April 2018 15 May 2018 17 July 2018 (40 School days)


NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.  Appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day preceding three clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date.  Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.


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.

For in year applications please use the following link;” >Please download the In Year CMA application form and guidance notes following this link and return to the Surrey Admissions team at:

Quadrant Court

35 Guildford Road
GU22 7QQ


School tours for parents of children due to start in September 2019

Please telephone the school office on 01483 714804 to book a slot on one of the times below:

Friday 5th October at 09.45 and 11.00

Wednesday 10th October at 09:45,11:00 and 13:45

Wednesday 14th November at 09:45 and 13.45

Thursday 15th November at 09.45 and at 11:00


The future

Finally if your child is due to start school in September 2020 (their birthday falls between 1/9/15 and 31/8/16) parent tours will take place during the Summer term of 2019. These are small group tours and will be with the Headteacher. Please keep an eye on our website for  dates and times to be released . Applications for starting Reception in September 2020 can be made online via Surrey County Council’s website from 31st October 2019.


Annual celebration of work – a date for your diary

Our annual celebration will take place at the beginning of July, please keep an eye on our website for further information. All are welcome, and the evening 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.


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.


Our Commitment

"We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment”

Get in Touch

01483 714804

The Horsell Village School
Church Hill,
Woking, Surrey
GU21 4QQ, United Kingdom

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