Admissions to Reception Year September 2022
If you are looking for a Reception class for September 2022, please do come and visit our caring, vibrant and happy school. We hold school tours every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 9.30am. If you would like to book on to one of our tours, please contact our school office on 01483 480441 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our tours are usually run by Deb Harper, our Headteacher or Catherine Grace, our Deputy Head. If you have any Admission queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Higgins in the school office.
Our pupils primarily live in the parish of St Hugh of Lincoln, Knaphill, but we welcome applications from beyond these boundaries too. The parish boundaries are shown on the parish map.
St Hugh of Lincoln has a Published Admissions Number (PAN) of 30, with the expectation that there will be 30 pupils per class. Very occasionally, in Key Stage 2, governors may exercise their discretion to admit additional pupils above the limit of 30 in a class.
We operate under the local authority’s coordinated admissions scheme. It is the responsibility of the school’s governors to determine the school’s admission policy, in conjunction with the Diocese.
When applying for a place at St Hugh’s it is essential that the local authority part of the applications process is completed, and that a supplementary information form is provided to the school in the case of baptised Catholic children or practising members of other churches.
In Year Admissions – 1st November 2021 until 31st August 2022
What are In Year Admissions?
You can make an in-year application if your child needs to join a school outside of the normal admissions round – for example, if you move house and your child can no longer attend their current school.
How Parents can apply for a school place
If you want to apply for an In-Year admission to St Hugh of Lincoln, you need to complete:
- A School Managed Application for In Year admission to a school (SMA) – Application Form
- The SMA Application Form can be found here
- You MUST return the SMA Application Form to the school addressed to Mrs Higgins, St Hugh of Lincoln Catholic Primary School, Five Oaks close, St John’s, Woking, Surrey GU21 8TU.
- Please click here for guidance notes to help you complete the SMA Application Form.
2.The School’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
- The SIF is available here
- You MUST return the Supplementary Information Form to the school to Mrs Higgins, St Hugh of Lincoln Catholic Primary School, Five Oaks close, St John’s, Woking, Surrey GU21 8TU.
Who processes your application?
The governing body is the admissions authority for St Hugh of Lincoln Catholic Primary School and has responsibility for admissions to the school, including setting the priority of admissions when the school is oversubscribed. St Hugh of Lincoln will consider whether it has any vacancies and if so, assess whether it is able to offer a place. The school will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application.
When will parents be notified of the outcome of their application?
Upon receipt of an In Year application, the school will aim to notify parents of the outcome of the application in writing within 10 school days. However, it might take up to 15 school days. You must respond to any offer of a place within two weeks.
The right to appeal
If you are refused a place at any school you applied for, you have the right to make an appeal to an independent appeal panel. Where an application is refused, the school will set out the reason for refusal. For applications for In Year Admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. If parents wish to appeal, they must set out the grounds for appeal in writing.
Where an applicant is offered a school place following an in-year application, and the offer is accepted, arrangements should be made for the child to start school as soon as possible, particularly where the child is out of school.
If your child is not offered a place, you can add their name to a waiting list. Waiting lists are ranked according to each school’s admission criteria. Your child’s position on a waiting list may go down as well as up, for example, if other children with greater priority according to the school’s admission criteria are added to the list.
Note: a hard copy of this online page is available on request for parents who don’t have internet access
The school’s Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form can be obtained by following the links below: