Admissions

Admissions at Winston


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 enjoy their new school.

Please Note: All applications must be completed through the Surrey County Council website Including those applying for a Specialist Academic or Music place (see below).

Tours and Prospectus

We invite you to visit Winston during the working day to see what makes Winston so special. Tours of the school will be available regularly between late September and October, up to half term and then there will be one a month.

Our prospectus can be downloaded here.

Applications for Year 7 Entry in September 2022

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At the beginning of the Autumn Term the "Going to secondary school" leaflets (which explain how to apply online) will be delivered to primary schools. The schools will distribute the leaflets to Year 6 pupils 

Applying online is the most popular way to apply. The system is easy to use and we encourage all applicants to apply online.

If you would like a paper application form instead, contact Surrey County Council on 0300 200 1004. Make sure to read the information below to help you with the completion of  your application before you fill in the form.

Please see the admissions criteria for 2022-23 which can be found above in the 'Take me straight to' section. (If you are looking ahead for academic year in 2023-24 please see the admissions criteria for 2022-23, criteria for 2023-24 will be published later in the year).

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.

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.

The Winston Churchill School maintains its own waiting list. If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place you must email l.armstrong@wcsc.org.uk to say you would like to be placed on the list.

Waiting lists are ranked according to the school's admissions criteria, not the date the application was received or when the child's name was added to the list.

Your child's position on a waiting list can go down as well as up. This is because other children who have greater priority against the school's admission criteria may be added to the list (for example, a child who moves into the area).

If you have any enquiries about admissions at The Winston Churchill School please contact our Admissions Officer,  Mrs Armstrong, email l.armstrong@wcsc.org.uk or telephone 01483 485289

Specialist Academic or Music Applications (out of Priority area)

In addition to applications from inside our admissions area it is possible for Year 6 pupils, who live outside of the admissions priority 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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In Year Transfers

If you wish to apply for admission for any year group other than Year 6/7 transfer please refer to the  current Admissions Criteria 2021-22.  To make your application you will need to read the CMA guidance, complete the 'In Year' application form and return it to The Admissions & Transport Team at Surrey County Council as instructed. The School will aim to notify applicants of the outcome in writing, within 10 school days of receipt of the application from Surrey County Council.

You should be aware that we are generally an over-subscribed school and we may not be able to offer a place. The school currently operates a waiting list. Waiting lists are ranked according to the school's admissions criteria, not the date the application was received or when the child's name was added to the list. Your child's position on a waiting list can go down as well as up. This is because other children who have greater priority against the school's admission criteria may be added to the list (for example, a child who moves into the area).

Waiting lists are automatically cleared at the end of every term, if you wish to remain on the waiting list you must email l.armstrong@wcsc.org.uk before the start of the new term. 

If you are not offered a place, and you wish to appeal please see Appeals section below

It should be pointed out that if your child has an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) and you wish to appeal, you need to apply through the Local Authority for admission as such cases cannot be heard at the school.

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.

School admission appeals timetable

If you have any enquiries about admissions at The Winston Churchill School please contact our Admissions Officer,  Mrs Armstrong, email l.armstrong@wcsc.org.uk or telephone 01483 485289