Welcome to The Priory School

For advice on Admissions, please call the admissions office on 01306 887 337 option 5. You can also email us on admissions@priorycofe.com.

To arrange a school tour please call 01306 887 337 option 0.

Please visit Surrey County Council Admissions for school admissions and appeals information.

Please visit Surrey County Council for an ‘in-year’ application form.


Determination of Surrey’s school admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2021

The admission arrangements for Surrey’s community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 admission and Surrey’s primary and secondary coordinated schemes for 2021 have now been determined. Full details are available on the school admissions pages of Surrey County Council website under ‘Admission arrangements and outcomes’ – www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions.As part of the determination the following changes have been applied:

  1. All community and voluntary controlled schools – priority for children of staff where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years and/or the member of staff has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  2. Worplesdon Primary, Guildford: reduction of Reception PAN from 60 to 57

Any person or body who considers that any aspect of these admission arrangements are unlawful or not in compliance with the School Admissions Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator. Objections must be referred by 15 May 2020 and further information on how to make an objection can be obtained from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator website.

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 2020 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 

SchoolOfferAppeals lodged byAppeals to be heard by
Secondary2 March 202030 March 202016 June 2020 (40 School days)
Primary16 April 202018 May 202020 July 2020 (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.