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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 2021Our admissions policy for September 2021 admissions can be found at the bottom of this page.
From 1 September 2020: 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 2020: This is the deadline for applications for Year 7 in September 2021, however parents are encouraged to apply by Friday 23rd October 2020 (before half term).
Please note - applications must be returned directly to the child’s home LA and not the school.
1 March 2021: 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 2021 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications:
Appeals lodged by
Appeals to be heard by
(40 School days)
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
For more information on In Year applications, please visit the Surrey County Council website:
In Year Application Form