Sandringham Infant School has 180 children on roll. It has a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 60. Children enter the Reception Class aged between four and five. Admission is without reference to ability or aptitude and is on the basis of equal opportunities. Surrey County Council operates our admissions into Reception and we then operate a waiting list for all year groups and when a year group is full and a place is requested, applicants need to apply to the school to find out the situation.
Applying for a Place
Parents wishing to apply for a place in the Reception class complete a school registration form. This expresses their interest but does not guarantee a place. The form is available by clicking on the 'Registration Form' link to the right of this page or can be obtained by contacting the school office.
In September of the year prior to admission, parents who have registered with the school, together with other parents expressing an interest at the time, will be sent information on the Surrey admissions process. There will also be a prospectus from our school and an invitation to visit the school to get a better understanding of what we offer our children and families.
Parents wishing to apply for a place in-year should contact the school direct on 01252 837538.
The local authority is the admission authority for community and voluntary controlled schools. Full details are available on the school admissions pages of Surrey County Council website under ‘Admission arrangements and outcomes’ - www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.
Surrey County Council have a criteria as to how to allocate places. These are as follows:
1. Looked after and previously looked after children
2. Exceptional social/medical need
3. Children who will have a sibling at the school or at an infant/junior school which operates shared sibling priority on the date of admission – a sibling will be considered to be a brother or sister of the same parents (whether living at the same address or not), or a half brother or sister, step brother or sister or an adopted or fostered brother or sister living as part of the same family unit at the same address
4. Children for whom the school is the nearest to their home address - the nearest school will be the school closest to the home address that has a Published Admission Number to admit pupils of the appropriate age range and which admits local children. The nearest school may be either inside or outside the county boundary.
5. Any other children, prioritised according to the distance they live from the school Unless otherwise stated, distance will be used when any category is oversubscribed and will be measured by straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house to the nearest official school gate for pupils to use. Where two or more children share priority for a place, the drawing of lots will determine which child should be given priority.
Please see the link to admissions policy for September 2018.
During the autumn term, prospective parents are invited to attend one of our guided tours to meet the Headteacher and see the school in action. Please see 'Tour Dates' under the Publications & Links.