Admissions

Applications for admission to Rodborough are managed in accordance with Surrey’s coordinated scheme on Secondary admission. 

We understand that moving to secondary school can be a challenging as well as an exciting time for our new students. We work hard to ensure that the process of moving to secondary schools is as smooth as possible.

Prior to your child joining us, our Head of Year 7 works closely with our partner primary and junior schools to ensure that transition to Rodborough is as seamless as it can be. The transition process is supported by group and individual meetings, taster days and information meetings for students and their parents. Care is taken to ensure that the tutor groups contain a mix of students from different schools and backgrounds yet allow students to feel confident that, wherever possible, they are with someone they know. To help our new students settle in quickly, we run a series of team-building activities in the summer term and during their first weeks at Rodborough in order to encourage them to make new friends.

For those moving to the area within the year, we run a buddy system for the first few days of a student’s time with us. This supports them with the change to a new school and helps establish new friendships.

ADMISSIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2022
Our admissions policy for September 2022 admissions can be found at the bottom of this page.

From 1 September 2021: Parents/carers who live in Surrey will be able to apply for a secondary school place. Applicants should be encouraged to apply online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions in order to prevent delays with postal applications.

31st October 2021: This is the deadline for applications for Year 7 in September 2021, however parents are encouraged to apply by Friday 22nd October 2021 (before half term).

Please note - applications must be returned directly to the child’s home LA and not the school.

1 March 2022: Applicants who applied online will be sent an email or receive a notification through the app ‘ParentComms’ with their outcome. Online applicants may also log in to their online account to view the outcome. Letters will be sent by 1st class post to applicants who applied on paper.

School admission appeals timetable 

In year or immediate entry appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Appeals for September 2022 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 

School

Offer

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by

Secondary

 1 March 2022

TBC

 TBC

 NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.  Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day preceding three clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date.  Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.

In Year Applications

Thank you for your interest in transferring your child to Rodborough. You can make an In-Year application if your child needs to join Rodborough outside of the normal admissions round. Rodborough is an Academy and the School's Governing Body is the Admissions Authority. The Admissions Authority is responsible for setting the admission arrangements, holding waiting lists and for allocating places.

  • If you are resident in Surrey, applications can be made either directly to Rodborough or to Surrey Admissions. Please note, you must not withdraw your child from their current school until you have secured a place for them at another school. If you do not live in Surrey, please contact Rodborough directly.
  • You can apply for In-Year Admission if you are moving house and your child cannot continue at their current school, or if your child is being educated at home and you want them to attend a mainstream school instead or if your child is already at school, but you want to move them to a different school.
  • Applications can be made for an In-Year Admission up to four weeks before the place is needed. For members of the Armed Services and Crown Servants who are being relocated to the area, you can apply up to 4 months in advance of a move. Applicants who are seeking a school place for a child from the beginning of the autumn term, you can apply from the beginning of June.
  • Please download and complete an In Year Transfer Application form from https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/in-year.
  • The form required is a CMA application form. If you require a paper copy, please contact the school on 01483 411100 or adeane@rodborough.surrey.sch.uk and a form will be posted to you.
  • The person applying should be the person with parental responsibility for the child. If you are unsure of your status you should submit your application with a covering letter explaining your situation.
  • Please attach or enclose 2 types of proof of residency and if applicable, any supporting information such as professional evidence to support an exceptional medical / social claim, a change of address or proof of arrival in the United Kingdom.
  • A supplementary form is only needed if you are applying under our Staff Criteria ( criteria 4 on our Admission Policy )
  • Applications are processed and outcomes communicated as quickly as possible, usually within 15 school days of receiving your fully completed application form.
  • You must respond to any offer of a place within two weeks. Your offer will explain how to accept or decline the place. The offer of a school place may be withdrawn if you fail to accept the place in time.
  • We will normally arrange for your child to start with us as soon as it is possible to do so, and no later than 10 school days of you formally accepting the place. You should make arrangements for your child to take up the place as soon as it is offered. If there is a good reason for deferring take up, the maximum deferral period is usually the start of the next half term.
  • If we are unable to offer you a place, we will advise you why we cannot offer you a place and we will add your child’s name to our waiting list. Waiting lists are ranked as per our Admission Policy. Your child's position on a waiting list may go down as well as up, for example, if other children with greater priority according to the school's admissions criteria are added to the list. Lists are disbanded at the end of each academic year and should you wish to be considered for a school place for the following academic year, a fresh application will need to be made.
  • You have the right to appeal if you do not receive an offer from your preferred school. Please see the appeals section on our website for more information.
  • All information on In-Year applications received and any offers made will be shared with Local Authority Admissions within 2 days.

Rodborough is part of the Weydon Multi Academy Trust.  For further information and guidance please contact Mrs A Deane, Head's PA/Admissions, adeane@rodborough.surrey.sch.uk; alternatively for full and comprehensive admissions details, please see our Admissions Policy and also www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/in-year

 

Supplementary Information Form 2022
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Admission Policy 2021
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Admissions Policy 2022
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