Admissions

March 2021

Parents who are considering sending children to our school are encouraged to arrange a visit, so that they may see the school in action. Appointments may be made by telephoning the school office on 01483 422087 or emailing us at info@milford.surrey.sch.uk.

 

Admissions to Reception in September

Milford School is a foundation school; this means that the Governing Body determines its admission arrangements. The arrangements for admissions in 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 are located above.

With regard the 2022-2023 Milford School staff Supplementary Information Form, please see Surrey County Council’s Booklets for detailed information regarding all the local schools.

 

In-year admissions

We accept admissions into other years and at times other than September, when we have available spaces. We operate a waiting pool for each year group which we review and rank if a place becomes available. For such admissions or to join the waiting pool, parents should see the advice and application form on the Local Authority Admissions page: Apply for an in year school place - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk) .

 

Oversubscription 

If Milford is your first preference but you are not offered a place, your child’s name will be put on our waiting list. The Local Authority holds these lists and if you want your child’s name to stay on the waiting list in subsequent years you must inform them in writing. Vacancies on the list will be filled in accordance with the school’s admissions criteria (see above). Please note, priority for places on the waiting list will not depend on the order in which you ranked the schools. No matter how long your child’s name has been on the waiting list, their position on the list may change if we add a child’s name to the list who has a higher priority but whose parents were late applying.

 

Appeals

Appeals against an admissions decision must be made according to the Admissions Appeals Timetable below. Parents who have not been allocated a place are entitled to appeal against the governors’ decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. Surrey County Council Admissions Appeals timetable is available on the Surrey County Council website.

 

Settling In 

The provision of a stable and happy beginning to school life is one of our fundamental aims. To promote this, all new entrants are invited to spend some time in their reception class during the term before they are admitted. Children will be able to attend school for some visits during the weeks prior to admission. Parents of all new entrants will be invited to attend a series of meetings, during which they will be given guidance on preparing their child for school. The school’s philosophy, general domestic arrangements, points of safety etc. will be explained at these meetings and a Welcome Pack will be issued. In addition the teacher will undertake a Home Visit in early September with parents and children.