Goldsworth Primary School Admissions
Applications for 2017 admissions are now closed. Surrey Admissions are currently working through all applications received before January 15th and allocating school places for September 2017. You will find out which school you have been offered on the 18th of April.
Please refer to the Surrey County Council website if you have not yet applied for a school place.
Our admissions criteria for September 2018 are detailed in Goldsworth Admissions Policy 2018.
For further information please read the Getting Ready for School guide.
Goldsworth Primary School was traditionally a two form intake (i.e. two classes of 30 children start in reception each year) but since 2012 the intake was increased to 90 children (three reception classes of 30) and the School remains significantly oversubscribed.
Goldsworth’s selection criteria is the standard for most Surrey Schools and is in the following order:
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Exceptional social/medical needs
- Children of Staff
- Children for whom the school is the nearest to their home
There is no set catchment area and it changes dependent upon the applications received for that particular year. For example, the catchment area for September 2016 intake was only 526 metres.
Therefore, there is no guarantee that you will be offered a place even if we are your nearest school and you select Goldsworth.
If there is over subscription within any criteria, priority is given according to the distance from the pupil’s permanent home address to the school. Distance is measured by a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey to the nearest school gate for pupils to use. You can find out how far you are from the school via Surrey County Council’s website (links below).
The allocation across the criteria for the September 2016 intake was as follows:-
- Looked After Children = 1
- Exceptional social/medical needs = 0
- Children of Staff = 2
- Siblings at the time of admission = 43
- Children for whom the school is the nearest to them = 44
- Any other applicant =0
- Distance = 526 metres
- SEN = 0
Our Open Days for children due to start Reception in September 2018 will take place during October / November 2017. Please check back here closer to the time for tour dates, times and how to book.
Applications for 2018 admissions will open 31st October 2017.
For further information on admissions, please see the Surrey County Council website:-
- General school admissions
- School Admissions Policies and Reports (includes allocation of school places in Woking)
- Find your distance from local schools
Other Year Groups
As with Reception admissions, Surrey County Council co-ordinates requests for the transfer to a new School across the County. If there is a space available in the year group requested, you will, under normal circumstances, be offered the place. If there is no place available, your name will be added to our waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.
For general information on Surrey admissions, please see the Surrey County Council website or contact their Schools Team on 0300 200 1004.
For specific enquiries about Goldsworth admissions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current legislation only allows an Appeal Panel to uphold an appeal on one or both of the following grounds:
- The child was wrongly refused a place in error as the admission rules were not followed properly or were contrary to mandatory provisions
- The decision not to admit the child was unreasonable in a legal sense
If you live outside of the area that offers were made too, then appealing will not give you a place in the school. However, should you feel that we have not applied the correct process to your application and wish to appeal our decision, then please see the Surrey School Admission Appeals page for further details.
Previous Admission Arrangements