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At The Winston Churchill School we understand how big the transition from primary to secondary school can be. We do all we can to make sure primary school pupils and their parents have all the information they need to make the right decision and feel safe and happy in their new school.
 
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SPECIALIST ACADEMIC OR MUSIC APPLICATION (out of area applications) 

In addition to applications from inside our admissions area
it is possible for Year 6 pupils who live outside of the admissions area to apply for a specialist Academic or Music place.  Applications can be made for both Music and Academic specialist places.
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 Music Auditions for specialist applications for September 2019 entry will take place during the week commencing Monday 8th October
Academic Tests for September 2019 entry will be held on Wednesday 17th October 2018 @ 9:00am
Please contact Mrs Arthur to discuss specialist academic and music places for entry September 2019
 Mrs Arthur 01483 485289 or email w.arthur@wcsc.org.uk.
To apply for a Specialist Academic or Music place;
  • it is important that the normal process of applying through the Surrey County Council for a school place must be followed. Details can be found on Surrey County Council website.  Or hard copies of the schools admissions booklet and application forms can be obtained from Surrey County Council by calling: Tel: 0300 200 1004.

  • additionally you will be required to fill in a supplementary application form and return this directly to Mrs Arthur at The Winston Churchill School.
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OPEN EVENING FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS
 The Open Evening took place on 20th September however,
Tours of the school are available
where you will be shown Winston on a typical day and get the opportunity to ask any questions you may have
SCHOOL TOURS AND PROSPECTUS
Tours of the school will be available every day  between late September and  October up to half term and then there will be one tour a month. Dates can be found on the book onto a tour page where you can also find the prospectus
 
APPEALS
If you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place at The Winston Churchill School and you wish to lodge an appeal, please visit the Surrey Schools Appeals website for further information. The Surrey Appeals Service administers the appeal process for The Winston Churchill School.

Alternatively, please call the Surrey Schools Appeals Service on  020 8541 8092 or email surrey.schoolappeals@surreycc.gov.uk to request appeal papers.

The timetable for appeals can be found on the right.

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If you are appealing please also request to be added to our waiting list as occasionally places become available. Contact Mrs W Arthur on 01483 485289 or by email w.arthur@wcsc.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.
WAITING LIST 
If your child does not secure a place at The Winston Churchill School and you wish to be added to our waiting list, then you MUST email Mrs Arthur on w.arthur@wcsc.org.uk who will then place your child on the list.
 
The Winston Churchill School is a Foundation School, which means we hold our own waiting list. Please be aware that you will not be added to our list by Surrey County Council.
OFSTED 
‘Relationships between students and teachers are positive and this sets a firm foundation for learning to take place. Teachers have high expectations of both students’ achievement and their attitudes to learning.‘
Ofsted 2015
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TRANSFER FROM PRIMARY TO THE WINSTON CHURCHILL SCHOOL
For Parents of Children in Year 6: (See bottom of page for In-year transfers)
  • At the beginning of the Autumn Term: The "Going to secondary school" leaflets will be delivered to primary schools.
  • The schools will distribute the leaflets to Year 6 pupils.
  • The closing date for Secondary applications is 31st October each year. However, we strongly recommend that you submit your secondary application by the Friday before the half term holiday.
APPLICATIONS 
All applications must be completed through the Surrey County Council website Including those applying for a Specialist Academic or Music place (see above).
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ALLOCATION OF PLACES 
Parents are informed in March either by letter or email which school they have been allocated. 14 days are given from this date to either accept or decline a place. More information can be found on the Surrey County Council website.
MEETINGS AND SUPPORT
Once you have been offered a place at The Winston Churchill School we have regular meetings with parents. This includes an information evening and individual intake meetings where all the necessary paperwork is completed. Pupils also attend an induction day where they experience exciting taster lessons and have lunch with us.
YEAR 6 SUMMER SCHOOL 
The Year 6 summer school is a 2 week transition programme aimed at selected Year 6’s who are coming up to Winston in September.  During the 2 week period the students are given the opportunity to gain confidence and build self-esteem for when they start at Winston in September, through on site curriculum based lessons and off site trips to a variety of organisations.
YEAR 5 SUMMER SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES - Summer 2015
Year 5 students had the chance to participate in a day of exciting activities during the summer holiday free of charge.

INDUCTION PACK
The 2016-17 induction pack and welcome booklets are now available. Please use the link to the right.
IN YEAR TRANSFERS
(current Year 7 – Year 11)
If you wish to apply for admission for any year group other than Year 6/7 transfer you will need to complete an application form  and return it to The Admissions & Transport Team at Surrey County Council as instructed.
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You should be aware that we are generally an over-subscribed school and there may not be any places available. If you wish to go on our waiting list please see details above
 
If you are not offered a place, and you wish to appeal please contact our admissions officer Mrs Arthur on 01483 485289 or email w.arthur@wcsc.org.uk.
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It should be pointed out that if your child has a full statement of special educational needs and you wish to appeal, you need to apply through the Local Authority for admission as such cases cannot be heard at the school.
 
If you have any other queries, please contact Mrs Arthur on 01483 485289 or email w.arthur@wcsc.org.uk .
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WELCOME TO WINSTON WEBSITE
We have created a Welcome to Winston website for new students and their parents/carers full of information about the school and what to expect when a student first comes to Winston.
If you have any other queries, please contact
Mrs Arthur on 01483 485289 or email w.arthur@wcsc.org.uk
'The curriculum is a strength of the school. The variety of interesting courses and the rich programme of other activities ensure students are well prepared for life in modern Britain. '
Ofsted 2015
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