In Year Transfer Applications

In-year admission applications for entry to Busbridge CofE Junior School are managed for us through Surrey County Council  - to find out more information go to:

 
Making an application
We are full in year 3, year 5 and year 6 for the academic year 2021/22. We currently have 2 places available in year 4. To make an application, please complete an In Year Transfer CMA form via Surrey CC Admissions. Applications are subject to the criteria as stated in our admissions policy (see below for 2021/22). The CMA application form that needs to be completed can be accessed via the Surrey County Council Admissions website link below (a paper copy can be provided if required):
 
 
Applications in Criteria 4 or Criteria 5 
Please also complete the relevant Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if you are applying in Criteria 4 (Church attendance) or Criteria 5 (staff). The SIF forms can be downloaded below - paper copies can be provided by the school office. The Criteria 4 SIF should be completed and returned to Busbridge Church Office for verification. The Criteria 5 SIF should be completed and returned to the school office for verification. Once the SIFs have been verified and signed off a copy should be returned to the school and attached to the CMA application form.
 
Timescales
On receipt of the In Year Transfer application request from Surrey Admissions, the school will advise if a place is available or not - we aim to respond/notify the outcome of application in writing within 10-15 school days of receipt of the notice of application from Surrey.
If a school place is available at the time of application, the school will contact the parent/carer and make an offer/transition arrangements for the child.
If at the time of application a school place is not available due to oversubscription, the school will advise Surrey Admissions and the parent/carer. The child's name will be placed on our school waiting list in accordance with the criteria at time of application. Your child will remain on the waiting list for the duration of the academic year applied for.
If you wish your child's name to remain on the waiting list for the next academic year, you must submit a new in-year application form via Surrey Admissions.
 
Right to Appeal
Appeals against a decision not to offer a place at Busbridge CofE Junior School will be administrated by Surrey County Council Appeals. Parents who wish to appeal should contact the Surrey Schools Appeals Service to obtain the appropriate forms through: 
https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/appeals or by telephoning 020 8541 8092 or by emailing surrey.schoolappeals@surreycc.gov.uk
 
In year or immediate entry appeals:
Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

School Admission Appeals Timetable 2022
Please note that some of these deadlines and the process for hearing appeals may change depending on the national situation as a result of Covid-19. You will be informed on a case by case basis.


Appeals for September 2022 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 

School

Offer

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by

Primary

19 April 2022

18 May 2022

20 July 2022 (40 School days)

NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.  Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day notified in the letter with details of the hearing. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.

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.