Admissions 

Parents considering Ewhurst Church of England (Aided) Infant School for their child are encouraged to contact the School to attend one of our open mornings or to arrange an appointment with the Head Teacher.

 

Ewhurst CE Infant School highly values its Christian ethos, and its close links with the parish church of St Peter and St Paul and the Diocese of Guildford. Ewhurst provides a distinctively Christian yet inclusive environment in which we aim, through a creative curriculum, to develop the whole child to be successful, confident and responsible. As a church school, the governing body welcomes applications from other denominations and other faiths that support the religious ethos of the school.

 

Application must be made to the Local Authority (LA - Surrey County Council) on-line or as a paper copy. An LA admissions leaflet is distributed from local schools and pre-schools in September of each year.  

 

  • On- line applications: On receipt of a LA leaflet follow the guidance as stated and ensure that the application is completed by the date stipulated in the leaflet (www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions).
  • Paper applications: A paper copy of the application form can be obtained by phoning Surrey County Council on 0300 200 1015. The application must be returned to the LA by the date stipulated in the leaflet.
  • Supplementary Information Form: If an application is made under the 4th, 6th, 7th or 8th criterion in the policy below it is essential to obtain a form from the school office (01483 277291) and to return the completed form directly to the School by the date as set by the LA.

If within any criterion the number of applicants exceeds places available, places will be offered on the basis of nearness to the school.  The distance is measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s home as set by Ordnance Survey, to the nearest gate available for pupils to use. This is calculated using the Local Authority Admission and Transport Team’s Geographical Information System. For blocks of flats where there are multiple addresses with only one address point, or where two or more applications live equidistant from the school, priority will be decided by lottery.  The address will apply at the closing date of application, unless a change of address for good reason has been accepted by Surrey CC. 

The Local Authority co-ordinate September admissions and will notify parents/carers by the set date as to the allocation of a place.