Admissions to Year 7 at Merstham Park School for September 2018
As a Free School, applications for our first year of opening must be made directly to the school. To apply for a place for September 2018 please complete the application form available at the link here.
At Merstham Park we hope to make your transition from primary to secondary school, or later on as an in-year transfer, as smooth as possible. Below you will find some useful information about the admissions process and links to relevant websites and contacts.
If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact the GLF Schools team at 01737 919491.
Please note that parents should also apply for their other preference schools via the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admissions process. A parent may therefore apply for Merstham Park and an additional six schools via the Local Authority admissions form.
On national offer day, 1 March, all parents who receive an offer of a place at Merstham Park may also receive an offer of a place from their Local Authority for another school. This is standard practice for a Free School until the Funding Agreement is signed by the Secretary of State to confirm that the school will definitely open. We are fully expecting our school to open on time but have to follow this process. As soon as the Funding Agreement is signed, which may be before or after the 1 March, then parents will need to decide which place to accept.
Applications via our website will be accepted from 5 September 2017 until 31 October 2017 and we will follow the Local Authority’s admissions timelines which can be found at https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions
We would ask that you read our Admissions Policy for Entry September 2018 and the Admissions frequently asked questions below to ensure you understand our admissions processes and procedures.
If you have any further queries regarding admissions to Merstham Park School please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01737 919491.
Thank you for considering Merstham Park School for your child's education.
Frequently asked questions
Which address do I use on my child’s application form?
The address on the form must be your child’s current permanent place of residence. The Trust and/or Surrey County Council will investigate any applications where there is doubt about the address being given. More information about how Surrey Admissions investigate applications is available here: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-admissions/school-admissions-policies-and-reports
What if my child does not receive a place at Merstham Park School?
Your child’s name will be automatically added to our waiting list and will remain there unless we notify you otherwise.
What if we want to apply but live outside the Local Authority?
You can apply via our website as above.
In year admissions from September 2018 onwards
From September 2018, in year admissions will be dealt with by Surrey Admissions. Parents and Carers can apply for a school place online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions or telephone - 0300 200 1004 after 2pm.