Admissions at Winston- Applications for Year 7 entry 2024
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.
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Applications for Year 7 Entry in September 2024
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.
The Admissions criteria can be found in the 'Take me straight to...' section at the top of this page. If you are applying for a place under Priority 3, 4, 5 or are making an out of chronological request you are required to supply supporting evidence with your application, please see the criteria for more information.
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the correct supporting evidence is attached to the application.
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, after naming The Winston Churchill as one of your preferences, you are unsuccessful in gaining a place you should email email@example.com immediately with your child's name, address and date of birth. The School is unable to add a name to the waiting list if The Winston Churchill School was not named as a preference, in this case you will need to contact Surrey County Council to add the preference before emailing the request to the School.
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).
The waiting list will be cleared at the end of the first term. To maintain your place on the waiting list, you will need to email admissions before the start of each new term.
If you do not get a place at your preferred school, please visit the Surrey County Council website for advice on next steps and appeals
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request appeal papers.
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 (see menu above), to apply for a specialist Academic or Music place.
If applying for a Specialist Academic or Music Place, the Supplementary Information Form (found in the 'Specialist Applications' section at the top of the page) must be returned to school before the 30th September.