Goldsworth Primary School Admissions

Admission Arrangements for Goldsworth Primary School 2024/25 Academic Year.

Applications for 2024 admissions will open on 30th October 2023. Please apply for your child’s place via the Surrey County Council website. The closing date is 15th January 2024.

Our admissions criteria for September 2025 are detailed in the admissions policy. Please the documents section on this page.

For further information please read the Getting Ready for School guide.


Goldsworth Primary is a three form intake school (i.e. three classes of 30 children start in reception each year) and the school is significantly oversubscribed.

Goldsworth’s selection criteria is the standard for most Surrey Schools and is in the following order:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children
  2. Exceptional social/medical needs
  3. Children of Staff
  4. Siblings
  5. Any other applicants

The allocation across the criteria for the September 2023 intake was as follows:

  • Looked After Children = 1
  • Exceptional social/medical needs = 0
  • Children of Staff = 2
  • Siblings at the time of admission = 32
  • Any other applicant = 54
  • Distance = 1.011km

Catchment Area and Over subscription

Goldsworth Primary does not have a set catchment area. 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. This 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 Surrey School Map

For September 2018 intake, places were offered to residences up to 787 metres from the school, for September 2022, this distance was 534 metres and for September 2023 the distance was 1.011km. This distance varies dependent on the applications received for each particular year.

There is no guarantee that you will be offered a place even if we are your nearest school and you select Goldsworth Primary as your first choice during the application process.

Open Days

Our Open Days are by appointment only for parents of those children due to start Reception in the following academic year. As we continue to be a very popular, oversubscribed school, these tours are aimed at prospective parents and carers who live in the local area.

The Open Day Tours for Reception 2024 entry were held in November 2023 and are now complete. We thank all those who expressed interest in Goldsworth Primary School.

The Open Day Tour dates for Reception 2025 entry will be published in September 2024. Please check the Admissions page of our website for further details closer to the time. Thank you.

School Admissions

For further information on admissions, please see the Surrey County Council website:

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.

Contact Details

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


Current legislation only allows an Appeal Panel to uphold an appeal on one or both of the following grounds:

  1. The child was wrongly refused a place in error as the admission rules were not followed properly or were contrary to mandatory provisions
  2. 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. Please note that we follow the Surrey School admission appeals timetable.


Admissions Policy 2024
Admissions Policy 2025
Admissions SIF 2024
Admissions SIF 2025
Guide to Reception
Twelve15 Special Diet Request Form

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