Choosing a school for your child is a major decision for any parent and the process of school admissions can be complicated and confusing. Below is the information you require for entry to The Greville Primary School. Should you have any queries regarding starting school do not hesitate to contact us - we are here to help you.
The Greville is a Primary School currently with 600 places. The expansion in September 2015 has created space for up to 660 pupils when full. The published admission numbers are:
Currently 60 per year at 4+/5 years old into our infant department
120 per year at 7+ into our junior department, to join those children coming through our own infant department
The admissions procedure to schools is explained in the "Starting a new primary school in September 2017" leaflet published by Surrey County Council. The governors of The Greville adhere to the Surrey County policy and procedures. The following has been prepared by Surrey Education Service for your information.
SCHOOLS ADMISSION POLICY FOR SEPTEMBER 2017
Admissions criteria for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools:
Where there are more applicants than places available, waiting lists will operate for each year group according to the over-subscription criteria for each school without regard to the date the application was received or when a child's name was added to the waiting list.
Waiting lists for the initial intake to each Community and Voluntary Controlled school will be maintained until 31st July, 2017 when they will be cancelled. Parents wishing to remain on the waiting list after this date must write to Surrey County Council during July, stating their wish and providing their child's name, date of birth and the name of their child's current school. After that date, parents whose children are not already on the waiting list but who wish them to be so must apply for in-year admission through Surrey County Council. Waiting lists for all year groups will be cancelled at the end of each academic year.
The Community and Voluntary Controlled infant and primary schools in Surrey have a single intake into Reception. All children whose date of birth falls between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 will be eligible to apply for a full time place in Reception at a Surrey school for September 2017. 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.
What to do
If you are considering The Greville for your child, there will be open mornings from 9.30am-11.30am on Thursday, 24th November. There will be opportunities to meet the Headteacher and some of the staff at an Open Evening on Thursday, 24th November, 2016 from 6.45pm onwards. You may also wish to make an appointment with the Headteacher, who will show you the school and talk about its aims and practices.
Having chosen The Greville, you should follow the procedure set out in the "Starting a new primary school in September 2016” leaflet prepared by Surrey County Council available from the School Office. Please see Surrey's website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions. This applies to all children who will be five years old between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.
Our other Open Mornings are on :
Thursday, 9 March 2017 9.30am - 11.30am.
Thursday, 8 June 2017 9.30am - 11.30am.
What Happens Next
In the term before your Reception child starts, we arrange several visits (Friday Club) where s/he meets the teacher and the rest of the class.
There will also be a 'home visit' where the teacher meets the child in their own surroundings and a visit by the teacher to the playgroup or nursery your child attends.
In order to help you make up your mind about Junior education, there will be an open morning Thursday, 24th November, 9.30-11.30am, there will be opportunities to meet the headteacher and some of the staff at our Open Evening on Thursday, 24th November from 6.45pm onwards. There will also be an Open Morning from 9.30am to 11.30am on that day, when you can see the school 'in action'. You may also wish to make an appointment with the headteacher, who will show you the school and talk about its aims and practices.
Our other Open Mornings are on:
Thursday, 9 March 2017 9.30am-11.30am
Thursday, 8 June 2017 9.30am - 11.30am
What to do
If you then decide to send your child to The Greville, please follow the procedure set out in the “Starting a new primary school in September 2017” leaflet prepared by Surrey County Council available from the School Office. Please see Surrey's website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.
In the Summer Term before admission, the children pay a visit to The Greville during school time. This gives them the opportunity to meet their teacher, the rest of their class and to tour the school.
In Year Admissions
In Year Admissions are processed by Surrey County Council Admissions Office. An application form is available to download from their website. Please contact us to ascertain whether space is available for your child and to make an appointment to visit the school. If you are unsure of any procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us.
At the beginning of Year 6, children are given a leaflet about transfer to secondary school. Parents/Carers are given the chance to visit the local schools before making their choice.