Surrey County Council is the admission authority for this school.
For up to date information about the school’s admission arrangements and details on how to apply, either as part of the normal intake or during the school year, please click on this link to the Surrey County Council website
Consultation on admission arrangements for Surrey’s community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021
Surrey County Council is consulting on proposed changes to admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2021.
Full details of the consultation and the changes being proposed are available at Surrey Says (www.surreysays.co.uk).
Why we are consulting
We have a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements if we intend to make a change.
The changes being proposed are as follows:
- All community and voluntary controlled schools – priority for children of staff where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years and/or the member of staff has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
- Worplesdon Primary School – reduction in published admission number for Reception from 60 to 57
- Schools to be included in the assessment of nearest school – in line with Surrey’s policy, the removal of eight schools from the list of schools that will be excluded when assessing each child’s nearest school (St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Guildford; St Anne’s Catholic Primary School – Reigate & Banstead; St Francis Catholic Primary School – Tandridge; St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School – Waverley; St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School – Waverley; St Polycarp’s Catholic Primary School – Waverley; Charters School – Windsor & Maidenhead; The Wavell School – Hampshire) and which will therefore be included in the nearest school assessment
How can I respond to the consultation?
The consultation on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools and the proposed changes will run from Friday 11 October 2019 to Friday 22 November 2019. If you would like to take part please complete an online response form at Surrey Says (www.surreysays.co.uk). Alternatively if you would prefer to respond on a paper form, please telephone the Surrey Schools and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004 to request a copy. Please note that only response forms which are fully completed with the respondent’s name and address will be accepted.
What happens next?
After the closing date, responses will be collated and presented to the County Council’s decision making Cabinet on 28 January 2020. It will decide whether to proceed with the proposed changes as well as determining the admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for which no changes are proposed. Cabinet’s decision will then need to be ratified by the full County Council on 4 February 2020. Once determined the final admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 will be placed on Surrey’s website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.
Open evening for Parents and Carers for Reception 2020
Thursday 3rd October at 6pm
We would like to invite all parents and carers whose children are due to start in Reception in September 2020 to come along to our open evening. The evening will start at 6pm with a short introduction from our headteacher, we will then have some of our Year 6 ambassadors available to show you around our school and give you an honest opinion of what it means to be a Buckland Student. You do not need to book a place for the open evening – just come along. You are also welcome to bring your child with you along with any other siblings.
We will also run open mornings when you can come and visit the school during the working day – these dates will be made available at the open evening or you can call into the office to book a slot. Please note for safeguarding reasons you will need to book in for the open mornings and sign in at reception on your arrival. If you have any questions prior to the open evening please contact the school office on 01784 455022. We look forward to meeting you and your family.
Buckland Primary School
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