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Hinchley Wood

Primary School

    Hinchley Wood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.


    Admissions Policy

    Hinchley Wood Primary School is a three-form entry primary school with a published admission number of 90 children in each year group up to year 5 and 60 children in year 6. During the next year, year 6 will increase to 90 children.

    Children are admitted to school in September at the beginning of the school year following their fourth birthday.  All children can attend school full time if their parents wish. However, for the Autumn term, parents of children with 1st January—31st August birthdays can choose for their child to start on a part time basis or full time basis or alternatively choose a place at Nursery or other Early Learning setting if they felt it was in their child’s best interest.

    In the event of the school being oversubscribed children will be admitted in the following order of priority:

    1. Looked After Children  (Children who are registered as being in the care of a Local Authority (LA)(eg fostered or living in a children’s home)
    2. Exceptional Arrangements (Occasionally there will be a very small number of children for whom exceptional arrangements will apply. Evidence from a consultant doctor will be required for medical cases or documented evidence from any support services involved for other sensitive family circumstances will be required. These exceptional arrangements may override other admissions priorities and the LA may apply them when they first offer places. The LA may also ask schools to admit over their published Admission Number at other times under this category)
    3. Siblings for whom the school is the nearest to their home (a child will be given priority for admission only if a sibling will still be attending the school in September 2016). A sibling is a brother or sister (that is, another child of the same parents, whether living at the same address or not), or a half-brother or half-sister or a step-brother or step-sister, living at the same address, or foster children living at the same address.
    4. Non Siblings for whom the school is the nearest to their home (Currently the nearest school is defined as the school closest to the home address with a published admission number for pupils of the appropriate age-range, as measured by a straight line. The nearest school may be either inside or outside the county boundary.
    5. Siblings for whom the school IS NOT the nearest to their home.
    6. Any other applicant (If there is oversubscription in any of the above criteria priority will be given on the basis of nearness to school )

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    Surrey County Council is the admission authority for this school.  To find up to date information about the school's admission arrangements and details on how to apply, either as part of the normal intake or during the school year,  please use this link to the Surrey County Council website.