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Admissions and Consultation for 2022 Intake

Consultation on admissions Arrangements for entry to St Lawrence Primary School  in September 2022

In line with the statutory requirement to do so at least every 7 years, even if there are no proposed changes, the Local Governance Board (LGB) and The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT), the Admissions Authority, wish to consult you on the admissions criteria for entry to St Lawrence Primary School for September 2022. 

Click here to view the proposed Admissions Criteria for 2022

Statutory requirement to consult

Statutory guidance on school admissions is contained in the School Admissions Code 2014. There is a statutory requirement for all schools to consult on their admissions arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period and no changes are proposed.

 To confirm, we are not proposing any changes to the current arrangements or criteria.

 The consultation period is required by law to run during a specified timeframe for a period of at least 6 weeks and to have concluded by 31 January 2021.

Consultation period

The consultation period begins on 7 December 2020  and will end on 19 January 2021

Please click on the following link to access the Admissions Consultation form if you wish to make any comments on the proposed Admission Arrangements for September 2022:

Admissions Consultation

Alternatively, you can send your comments directly by email to the following email address:  consultation@stlawrence.thpt.org.uk

 or in writing to:

Admissions Consultation

St Lawrence Primary School

Lower Road

Effingham

Surrey   KT24 5JP

 

Who may participate in the consultation

The consultation is open to all interested parties, and the LGB is distributing this communication to all local schools, local stakeholder groups and other admissions authorities.

We also encourage you to share this letter with any other individuals who you think might have an interest in these admission arrangements:

Outcomes

Once the consultation has closed, we will consider all the responses that have been received. 

Findings of the consultation will be published together with confirmation of the admissions criteria for entry September 2022 by 15 March 2021 on the St Lawrence Primary School and THPT websites.

We value your thoughts and look forward to hearing from you.

Elizabeth McDermid - Chair of LGB

Ian Wilson - Chair of THPT

 

The Howard Partnership Trust is the Admissions Authority for St Lawrence Primary School and will admit pupils without reference to aptitude or ability from the the locality and other areas to a level at which a quality of education can be provided for all.

 New Reception Class Admissions

Applications for reception class admissions at St Lawrence should be directed to Surrey County Council for the September intake.  Please visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions

 

Admission Forms

St Lawrence handles its own in year admissions for all applications from year 1 - 6.  If you would like to apply for a place in these year groups, please read the guidance notes, then complete the SMA (School Managed Application Form) below:

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Year 3 intake - information specific to this year group

As St Lawrence is an all though school, we do not have a specific intake in year 3.  Therefore, if you have a year 2 child and are looking for a year 3 place for the following September, we are required to treat all applications for 3 year places the same as any other in year application and cannot make a decision regarding places for September until four weeks before the end of the summer term.  Please feel free to phone the school office if you require further clarification.

Early Years

Children are able to start at St Lawrence Primary School in the September after their 4th birthday but do not need to start until the beginning of the term following their 5th birthday. This is the statutory school age. There are "cut-off" dates for each term. If your child's 5th birthday comes between:

  1. 1st April and 31st August
    s/he must start school at the beginning of the Autumn Term in September
  2. 1st September and 31st December
    s/he must start school at the beginning of the Spring Term in January
  3. 1st January and 31st March
    s/he must start school at the beginning of the Summer Term in April

All children whose 4th birthday falls between 1st September and 31st August will be eligible to apply for a full time place in Reception at a Surrey school for the following September.  Parents may request to defer their child’s entry to Reception until later in the school year, but this will not be agreed beyond the beginning of the term after the child’s fifth birthday, nor beyond the academic year for which the original application was accepted.  Parents may also request for their child to start part time until their child reaches statutory school age.

Waiting lists

Waiting lists: pupils registered on the St Lawrence waiting list will be kept on file until the end of the school year.  Please inform the school in writing if you wish your child to remain on the waiting list for the following year.

Appeals

Appeals: If a school place is not available upon application, you have the right to apply for an appeal hearing through the Surrey Schools Appeals Service.  Please see the link below for guidance:

https://surreycc.gov.uk/schoolsappeals

Disability Discrimination Disclosure

At St Lawrence Primary School we have high expectations and ambitions for all our disabled pupils and expect them to participate and achieve in every aspect of school life. We aim to identify and remove any barriers in every area of the life of the school that may prevent them from achieving their potential. The school welcomes all children irrespective of race, colour creed or impairment. St Lawrence also aims to remove all barriers to access to disabled parents and members of staff.

Admission Policies

Admissions arrangements for all THPT schools comply with the School Admissions Code and the School Appeals Code (please select to view).

Over-subscription criteria, including the order in which they will be applied, can be found in the Admissions Policy above.