Admissions - General Information

Busbridge CofE Junior School is an Own Admissions Authority (OAA) school. To see our Admissions criteria please go to the Admissions Criteria Policy in the 'Policies' section of this website under 'About Us' or download the documents attached below. As an Own Admission Authority we as a school are responsible for applying our admission criteria, ranking the list of applicants and maintaining a waiting list. Surrey County Council Admissions manage the application process and has a statutory duty to coordinate applications and allocations for Year 3 as part of the normal admissions round, and also processes in year applications on the school’s behalf (see 'In Year Transfer Applications'). Applications for a school place should be made directly through Surrey CC Admissions.
 
Information on the admissions process is available on the Directory of Surrey Schools:
or on Surrey County Council Admissions: 
 
The school lists, “Information on primary schools in Surrey 2021/22” and “Information on secondary schools in Surrey 2021/22” will also available online at: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/arrangements-and-outcomes/booklets 
 
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Primary School Applications (academic year 2021/22):
Please see our Admissions criteria 2021/2022 below. Applications for primary places (Reception and Year 3) September 2021 entry should be made online to Surrey County Council Admissions www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions from 2nd November 2020 and by 15th January 2021 (information can be found in the leaflet on primary admissions below). Applications made after this date will be treated as a late application.  
 
For applications made under criteria 4 of our Admissions policy for admission to Year 3 in September 2021, please note the Supplementary Information/Benefice Church Verification Form (SIF) should be completed and returned by the parent to the Busbridge Church Office by 10th December 2020. (A copy of the completed SIF form can be attached to the online application).
 
For applications made under criteria 5 of our Admissions policy for admission to Year 3 in September 2021, please note the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) should be completed and returned by the parent to the school by 15th January 2021. (A copy of the completed SIF form can be attached to the online application).

In-Year variation to Admissions Policy for the year 2021-22
Busbridge CE Junior School is notifying you of an in-year variation to our admissions policy for the year 2021-22. This will affect admissions to Year 3 in September 2021 and beyond. The closure of churches as a result of Covid-19, has raised the difficult issue of clergy verifying an applicant's level of church attendance in order to meet governors' over-subscription criteria. Clearly it will not be possible for clergy to do so in line with schools' admissions policies during the next admissions application round for the academic year 2021/22.  As a result, an in-year variation to our over-subscription criteria has been agreed, in order to remedy this and clarify the position for prospective parents.  This is based on advice received from the DfE, the Church of England Education Office and the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA).  Please note that this was not a formal consultation, which was not required under these circumstances.


The wording for the variation, as agreed with the OSA VAR1391 11th September 2020, is as follows:

"In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship, the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance, will only apply to the period when the church has been available for public worship”.

All other aspects of our admissions policy remain unchanged.


Secondary School Applications for children in year 6 (academic year 2021/22):
Applications for Secondary School places should be made online to Surrey County Council Admissions from 1st September 2020 and by 31st October 2020 - information can be found in the leaflet on secondary admissions below. 
 
Determination of Surrey's admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools and coordinated schemes - 2021
The admission arrangements for Surrey's community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 admission and Surrey's primary and secondary coordinated schemes for 2021 have now been determined. Full details are available on the school admissions pages of Surrey County Council website under ‘Admission arrangements and outcomes’ - www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions as outlined in the attached document below.