Busbridge CofE Junior School is a Voluntary Aided Own Admissions Authority (OAA) school. We are a 2 form entry into Year 3 and have 8 classes across four year groups from Year 3 to Year 6 (age range 7 to 11 years of age).
Primary School Applications - Year 3 September 2021 entry:
In line with the admissions process, following the submission (and ranking by our Governing body) of applications for entry into Year 3 September 2021, Surrey County Council Admissions have now allocated school places for Year 3. Subsequently 60 offers have been made and accepted by parents/carers.
Offers and Waiting List:
All 60 places have been offered and accepted to date. Parents/carers who did not receive their highest preference school have been placed on our waiting list. If you wish to check where you child is on our waiting list please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply as soon as possible.
General Application Information
To see our Admissions criteria which applies to all the year groups, 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 where we are over-subscribed. 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 new round, and also processes in year applications on the school’s behalf. See the drop down on right hand side for further information on admissions eg. In Year Transfer Applications, Appeals and Parent Tours. All applications for a school place should be made directly through Surrey CC Admissions either as a 'new round' or 'In Year Transfer': https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions
Information on the admissions process is available on the Directory of Surrey Schools:
or on Surrey County Council Admissions:
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Our Admissions criteria 2021/2022 is available below. The deadline for applications for primary places (Reception and Year 3) September 2021 made online to Surrey County Council Admissions www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions was 15th January 2021. 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 15th January 2021. (A copy of the completed SIF form can be attached to the online application). Applications made after this time will be treated as a late 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). Applications made after this time will be treated as a late 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 deadline for Secondary School places made online to Surrey County Council Admissions was 31st October 2020. Allocation of school places by Surrey County Council Admissions has now been completed and parents/carers were advised of outcomes on 1st March 2021.
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.