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 new Reception class admissions at St Lawrence should be directed to Surrey County Council for the September intake. Please visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions
St Lawrence handles its own in-year admissions - see our School Managed Application Form (SMA) below. If you would like to apply for a place in these year groups, please read the guidance notes carefully to make sure you are completing the correct form. For example, if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), you should not complete our form but contact the Local Authority Special Educational Needs team.
Please click here for our School Managed Application Form (SMA)
Please click here for our SMA Guidance Notes
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 at an infant school, and are looking for a Year 3 place for the following September, we are required to treat all applications in the same way 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. This means that this year we can only accept applications from 21st June 2024 for a September 2024 start.
If you would like to express an interest in a Year 3 place from September 2024 at St Lawrence, please phone the school office who will be happy to give you further advice.
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:
- 1st April and 31st August
s/he must start school at the beginning of the Autumn Term in September
- 1st September and 31st December
s/he must start school at the beginning of the Spring Term in January
- 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
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.
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:
Please see below the Appeal Timetable for September 2023 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications. St Lawrence uses the SCC appeals timetable.
Primary offer date 17th April 2023
Primary appeals to be lodged by 16th May 2023
Primary appeals heard by 18th July 2023
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 Arrangements for entry 2024-25
Following the recent consultation and full consideration of the responses received, our Trustees have now ratified the proposed admission arrangements for St Lawrence Primary School for 2024-25. Please click on this link to view.
click here to view the Admission Arrangements for 2023
Over-subscription criteria, including the order in which they will be applied, can be found in the Admissions Policy above.