Admissions service for own admission authority schools - 2020/21
Whilst Surrey’s admissions team has a statutory duty to coordinate applications and allocations for Reception, Year 3 and Year 7 as part of the normal admissions round, own admission authority schools are responsible for applying their admission criteria, ranking their list of applicants and maintaining a waiting list. However, schools can purchase the service offered by Surrey’s admissions team that provides for the admissions team to carry out these tasks on the school’s behalf during the 2020/21 academic year, in relation to September 2021 admission. If schools purchase the admissions service for the normal admissions round, Surrey’s admissions team will also process in year applications on the school’s behalf during the 2020/21 academic year at no extra cost.
In addition, schools can opt in to use Surrey’s Centrally Managed in year application (CMA) form free of charge. This means that parents need only have one initial point of application for in year admission, ie the local authority, rather than having to apply to different schools individually and thereby having to complete a number of forms. This will help the Admissions team be more effective in resolving placements for children who are out of school and to ensure that our mutual safeguarding responsibilities are met.
School Admissions Service 2020/21 - own admission authority schools
The school admissions service is available for own admission authority schools to purchase and will provide for the processing and ranking of normal round applications for 2021 admission; maintenance of the waiting list for the normal intake; and the processing of in year applications and maintenance of the associated waiting lists during 2020/21. Schools may also opt in to use Surrey's Centrally Managed in year application (CMA) form free of charge.
Ad-hoc support and other services