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 1/9/14 to 31/8/15)
  • year 1 (children with birthdays 1/9/13 to 31/08/14)
  • year 2 (children with birthdays 1/9/12 to 31/8/13)

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 2020 (birthday between 1/9/15 to 31/8/16) you can apply online after the 31st October 2019 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 2020 is 15th  January 2020

Admissions policy and more information

To view The Horsell Village school’s admission policy please click on the relevant year:

*Please note new Surrey guidance on the education of children out of their chronological year group released 29/11/2019

Our admissions criteria for September 2020 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 of teachers at the school (please see policy for further details)
  5. Children for whom the school is the nearest to their home address
  6. Siblings who previously attended The Horsell Village School (takes effect for 2017 entry onwards)
  7. 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 2019 was 1.075 September 2018 was 0.754km, and September 2017 was 1.162km .

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 Horsell Village School for Academic year September 2018-19 and previous years was:

  2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Looked After Children 1   1
Exceptional Arrangements 0 0 0
Siblings at the time of admission 14 20 13
Children for whom the school is the nearest to them 37 55 44
Children who have siblings who previously attended The Horsell Village School( see admissions policy for further details) 4 3   8
Any other applicant 34 12  24

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 2020 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications:

School Offer Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard by
Primary 16 April 2020 18 May 2020 20 July 2020 (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 2021

Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions will will not be carrying out any school tours until further notice.


Annual Celebration of Learning – 2020-CANCELLED 

Unfortunately due to the current Covid 19 restrictions we have had to take the decision to cancel this year’s annual Celebration of Learning which was due to  take place on Friday 3rd  July between 5 pm and 7 pm. 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 Learning 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 for academic year 2020-2021 has now closed.

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”

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01483 714804

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

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