Admissions

Is your child starting school in September 2022?

If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018, you will need to apply for a school place for September 2022.  We would be delighted to welcome you to Sandringham Infant & Nursery Academy!

We know that choosing a school for your child is a big decision – it can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking time for children and parents alike!  We understand it can be a daunting process for parents, especially those who are going through this process for the first time - we are here to support families to ensure this important decision is the right one for each child’s learning journey.

We would encourage you to look at the different sections across our website as they contain a wealth of useful information about life at Sandringham. Our Explore our Academy page includes an interactive map and a virtual tour of our academy by Mrs Money, our Head Teacher.  While this video was made to showcase our academy at a time when COVID-19 restrictions meant we couldn’t hold tours, it still gives a flavour of our wonderful academy.  You are, of course, also welcome to contact us with any specific enquiries you may have.

Please have a look at our Welcome to Sandringham leaflet to tell you a little more about us and the Surrey County Council Getting Ready for School leaflet for more information to help you and your child prepare for starting school.


Come & Visit!

We are so proud of our academy and warmly invite new families to visit us to experience first-hand the welcoming, inclusive and encouraging learning environment we offer.

Tuesday 5th October 2021 at 10am Thursday 4th November 2021 at 4pm
Tuesday 12th October 2021 at 10am Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 10am
Thursday 14th October 2021 at 4pm Wednesday 17th November 2021 at 10am
Monday 18th October 2021 at 10am Thursday 18th November 2021 at 4pm
Tuesday 19th October 2021 10am Tuesday 23rd November 2021 at 10am
Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 10am Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 10am
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 10am Thursday 25th November 2021 at 10am
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 at 10am  Thursday 25th November 2021 at 4pm
   
Thursday 9th December 2021 at 3.45pm Friday 10th December 2021 at 10.45am
Monday 13th December 2021 at 10am  

Please contact the office on 01252 837538 to book a space on one of our tours.

We look forward to meeting you.

 

How to apply

You can apply for a school place for September 2022 between 1st November 2021 and 15th January 2022.

If you live in Surrey, you can find further information about school admissions and apply online here or you can call 0300 200 1004.  If you live in Hampshire, you can find further information about school admissions and apply online here or you can call 0300 555 1377.

Sandringham Infant & Nursery Academy has a Published Admissions Number (PAN) of 60.

The Kite Academy Trust is the admission authority for all its academies. The allocation of school places at initial entry (Reception Class) is co-ordinated by the Local Authority Admissions Team in accordance with our published admission arrangements (see below).

Once places have been offered by the Local Authority, any waiting list for places will be ranked according to our oversubscription criteria and managed by Sandringham Infant & Nursery Academy.

Starting School in September 2022

Admissions Arrangements 2022

Admissions Appeals

Supplementary Information Form (Children of Staff)

Supplementary Information Form (Siblings)

 

Moving schools?

Applying for a place at a school during the academic year and outside of the normal round of admissions (as described above) is called an ‘in-year admission'.  An in-year admission may be made, for example, if you move house and your child can no longer attend their current school.  Any parent can apply for a place at Sandringham at any time, please do contact us to check if we have spaces.

In-year admissions are co-ordinated by the Local Authority on our behalf.  Further information can be found here.  Applications should be made using the application form below and submitted to:

School Admissions Team
Quadrant Court
35 Guildford Road
Woking
Surrey
GU22 7QQ

Alternatively, applications can be submitted to schooladmissions@surreycc.gov.uk

Guidance notes can be found below. A hard copy of these notes and the application form is also available from the academy office.

Upon receipt of an in-year application, the Local Authority will process the application as quickly as possible, usually within 15 working days of receiving your fully completed application form.  Where an application is refused, there is the right to appeal. Details of how to appeal can be found below.

Where an applicant is offered a school place following an in-year application, and the offer is accepted, arrangements will be made for the child to start school as soon as possible, particularly where the child is out of school.

In-year Admission Application Form

In-year Admission Guidance Notes

Admissions Arrangements 2021

 

Right to Appeal

All parents have a right to express a preference for the school they would like their child to attend.  The admission authority must offer a place at that school unless there is a legal reason for refusing a place.  All parents have the right to appeal against any decision made by or on behalf of an admission authority as to the school their child attends under legislation produced by the Department for Education (DfE).  For information about the appeals process, please visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/schoolappeals

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