Goldsworth Primary School Admissions
Applications for 2019 admissions will open on Monday 29th October 2018. Please apply for your child’s place via the Surrey County Council website. Closing date is 15th January 2019.
Our admissions criteria for September 2019 are detailed in Goldsworth Admissions Policy 2019
For further information please read the Getting Ready for School guide.
Goldsworth Primary School was traditionally a two form intake (i.e. two classes of 30 children start in reception each year) but since 2012 the intake was increased to 90 children (three reception classes of 30) and the School remains significantly oversubscribed.
Goldsworth’s selection criteria is the standard for most Surrey Schools and is in the following order:
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Exceptional social/medical needs
- Children of Staff
- Children for whom the school is the nearest to their home
There is no set catchment area and it changes dependent upon the applications received for that particular year. For example, the catchment area for September 2016 intake was only 526 metres.
Therefore, there is no guarantee that you will be offered a place even if we are your nearest school and you select Goldsworth.
If there is over subscription within any criteria, priority is given according to the distance from the pupil’s permanent home address to the school. Distance is measured by a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey to the nearest school gate for pupils to use. You can find out how far you are from the school via Surrey County Council’s website (links below).
The allocation across the criteria for the September 2018 intake was as follows:-
- Looked After Children = 1
- Exceptional social/medical needs = 0
- Children of Staff = 0
- Siblings at the time of admission = 37
- Children for whom the school is the nearest to them = 52
- Any other applicant =0
- Distance = 787 metres
- SEN = 0
Our Open Days are by appointment only for parents of those children due to start Reception in September 2019.
These tours are aimed at prospective parents who live in the local area. We continue to be a very popular, oversubscribed school, and as such our catchment area is typically less than 600 metres from the school gate. We would therefore recommend that if you live more than 800 metres away or Goldsworth is not your closest school, you consider alternatives closer to your home. To locate your nearest schools, please visit Surrey County Council’s Find a School page.
Appointments are limited to 20 adults per tour and a maximum of 2 adults per child. These visits are aimed at parents and we kindly request that children do not attend.
The following dates are now available to book:
- Tuesday 6th November 2018
- Wednesday 14th November 2018
- Wednesday 21st November 2018
- Tuesday 27th November 2018
There will be two sessions available on each date, starting at 1.15pm and 2.15pm
Please telephone the School Office on 01483 771321 to book your place on a tour
Applications for 2019 admissions will open on Monday 29th October 2018.
For further information on admissions, please see the Surrey County Council website:-
- General school admissions
- School Admissions Policies and Reports (includes allocation of school places in Woking)
- Find your distance from local schools
Other Year Groups
As with Reception admissions, Surrey County Council co-ordinates requests for the transfer to a new School across the County. If there is a space available in the year group requested, you will, under normal circumstances, be offered the place. If there is no place available, your name will be added to our waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.
To apply for an in year place, please go to the In Year Admissions section of the Surrey County Council website.
For general information on Surrey admissions, please see the Surrey County Council website or contact their Schools Team on 0300 200 1004.
For specific enquiries about Goldsworth admissions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current legislation only allows an Appeal Panel to uphold an appeal on one or both of the following grounds:
- The child was wrongly refused a place in error as the admission rules were not followed properly or were contrary to mandatory provisions
- The decision not to admit the child was unreasonable in a legal sense
If you live outside of the area that offers were made too, then appealing will not give you a place in the school. However, should you feel that we have not applied the correct process to your application and wish to appeal our decision, then please see the Surrey School Admission Appeals page for further details.
Previous Admission Arrangements
- Goldsworth Admissions Policy 2018
- Goldsworth Admissions Policy 2017
- Goldsworth Admissions Policy 2016