Admissions

Parents considering joining us at St John's Church of England Primary School are encouraged to visit the school and take a tour with the Headteacher or to speak to our Admissions Officer, Mrs Conway on 01306 884506.  We understand that choosing a school is a big decision and want to make the process of school admissions as easy as possible. 

Our arrangements for school admissions are determined by The Good Shepherd Trust. Further information on this process can be found here.

Applying for a Place

September Reception Admissions 

Surrey County Council co-ordinates our admission for all applications to Reception children starting in September.  To apply, please contact Surrey Admissions -https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/primary-junior-and-infant

For a paper application form, please call 0300 200 1015.

In-Year Admissions for Arrangements

At St John's C of E Primary School, we co-ordinate our own in-year admission arrangements. Therefore, if you would like your child to attend our school outside the normal admissions round (i.e. for requesting a place in Years Reception to Year 6)  you should apply directly to us. Information on how to apply is provided below. Please contact the school if you would like any of this information, including the application form, to be provided in a hard copy format.

 

To apply:

  • Please complete the in-year admission form that can be found below. ​Please email your form/s to: jconway@stjohnsdorking.uk

  • In addition to the form, you should also provide evidence of your address. The following documents are permissible: Council Tax Bill, Signed Tenancy Agreement or Solicitor’s letter confirming completion of purchase AND one of the following – Recent Utility Bill, Benefits Statement, or Bank Statement.

  • If your child is new to the UK, please provide the date they arrived on pg.1 of the form and attach evidence of this. If your child is a British Citizen, please attach evidence of their passport, any visas, and relevant Home Office documentation.

 

Outcome of the application:

  • You will be notified of the outcome of your application within 10 schools days if possible, but 15 at the latest. If you application is unsuccessful, we will ​provide the reasons for refusal and the process for making an appeal.

  • We will notify the Local Authority of every application and outcome as soon as possible but within 2 working days at the latest.

  • Please note that your child cannot be placed onto a waiting list without making an application.

Appeals Process

St John's use the Surrey Admission Appeal process which can be found at the following address:

 

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/appeals/making-a-appeal

Procedure for admission to the Nursery

To apply for a place in the Nursery you must apply directly to the school using the Nursery Application Form (click here or available from the school office).  Children are admitted to the Nursery the term after their 3rd birthday. 

Nursery -  Universal Entitlement

St John’s Church of England Nursery operate during term time only, offering sessions to three and four year olds totaling 15 or 30 hours per week, depending on the eligibility of the child.  This means that children will be offered their universal entitlement over 5 morning, 5 afternoon, 2.5 days either at the beginning or end of the week.  For a child entitled to an additional 15 hours per week, the school will ‑identify which session is the child’s universal and which session is the extended entitlement.  Places for the additional 15 hours per week are limited and will be allocated in accordance with the admissions criteria set out below.

Nursery Free Early Education for Three Year Old Funding (FEET)

We admit children the term of their third birthday who meet the eligibility criteria to receive Free Early Education for three Year olds (FEET). Once children with FEET funding are placed on roll at nursery, they will be offered all 5 sessions totaling 15 hours.  They will be automatically entitled to take up a three year old place in our 3-4s nursery the term after their third birthday.

Nursery session times

We have capacity for 26 children in a session.  We offer 2 attendance models that offer children 15 hours a week free education (universal entitlement).

Attendance options are:​

  • Mornings - Monday to Friday 8.45am - 11.45am

  • Afternoons - Monday - Friday 12.30am - 3.30pm

  • 2.5 days - All day Monday and Tuesday (8.45am - 3.30pm) and Wednesday morning (8.45am - 11.45am)

  • 2.5 days - Wednesday afternoon (12.30pm - 3.30pm) and all day Thursday and Friday (8.45am - 3.30pm).

  • Full-time - Monday to Friday 08.45am - 3.30pm

Nursery - Additional 15 hours

We offer an additional FREE 15 hours (equalling 30 hours in total) if both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family), and each parent meets the earnings criteria listed overleaf. To receive the additional 15 hours, parents will need to fill in the government portal through the HMRC website. We will therefore offer the following sessions:

 

Nursery Sessions:

 

1

Full-time - Monday to Friday 8.45am - 3.30pm

 

2

2.5 days - All day Monday and Tuesday (8.45am - 3.30pm) and Wednesday morning (8.45am - 11.45am)

 

3

2.5 days - Wednesday afternoon (12.30pm - 3.30pm) and all day Thursday and Friday (8.45am - 3.30pm).

 

4

Mornings - Monday to Friday 8.45am - 11.45am

 

5

Afternoons - Monday - Friday 12.30pm - 3.30pm

 

 

 

  

Parents who do not meet the eligibility criteria are eligible for 15hours FREE entitlement (options 2 -5 above); they can also pay for additional hours so that their child can attend full time.

 

 

Parents will need to reconfirm their eligibility every three months to continue claiming the 15 additional hours. If parents no longer meet the criteria they will not be able to claim the additional 15 hours FREE provision; however they will be given the option to pay for the sessions at the rate below.

 

If you would like to discuss any of the above in detail, please see Mrs Fyson.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Jacky Fyson

Headteacher

 

 

 

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