Surrey County Council is consulting on:
· proposed changes to admission arrangements for the majority of community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2022
· Surrey’s relevant area – this is the geographical area within which schools must consult on their admission arrangements.
Full details of the consultation and the changes being proposed are available at www.surreysays.co.uk.
Why we are consulting
We have a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements if we intend to make a change.
The changes being proposed are as follows:
1. The majority of community and voluntary controlled schools – Removal of use of ‘nearest school’ as a criterion within the admission arrangements
2. Beauclerc Infant School – introduction of a sibling link with Chennestone Primary School
3. Horley Infant School – introduction of a reciprocal sibling link with Yattendon School
4. Onslow Infant School – reduction in published admission number for Reception from 90 to 60
How can I respond to the consultation?
The consultation on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools and the proposed changes will run until Tuesday 1 December 2020. If you would like to take part please complete an online response form at www.surreysays.co.uk/csf/copy-of-copy-of-consultation-on-proposed-changes-t/ (www.surreysays.co.uk). Alternatively, if you would prefer to respond on a paper form, please telephone the Surrey Schools and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004 to request a copy. Please note that only response forms which are fully completed with the respondent’s name and address will be accepted.
What happens next?
After the closing date, responses will be collated and presented to the County Council’s decision-making Cabinet on 26 January 2021. It will decide whether to proceed with the proposed changes as well as determining the admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for which no changes are proposed. Cabinet’s decision will then need to be ratified by the full County Council on 9 February 2021. Once determined the final admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 will be placed on Surrey’s website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.