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Admissions at Sandfield

About Admissions

All see the Guidance section at the bottom of this page.

Sandfield is a member of the GEP (Guildford Education Partnership).   If you require information about the admissions process or wish to apply for a place at our school, either as part of the normal intake or during the school year, please contact the Admissions Team at Surrey County Council:

Tel: 0300 200 1004, or via email at, or visit the Surrey County Council website

Coronovirus Update for Admissions

We would like to reassure our service users that we are doing everything we can to maintain our service levels during the current Covid-19 outbreak. Please help us by visiting our website for up to date information and guidance on admissions and transport. We do not have access to our calls or post and so if you need to contact us please use our generic email address you need to send us any documents, please scan them and attach them to your email. Any post that is received in the office will not be dealt with until the current restrictions are eased and so this may not be for some weeks. If you have an urgent query please telephone our Surrey Schools and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004 (9am-5pm).

Primary School Booklet for Admissions 2021

How do I order uniform?2020-09-29T11:36:55+00:00

There is an online form for you to fill in (link on the Parent Information Board for new starters – or go direct to the form here)

When is the closing date for applications?2020-09-29T11:34:36+00:00

The closing date for September 2021 is 15th January 2021.

How do I apply for a place for my child at Sandfield?2020-09-29T11:33:51+00:00

Applications for any Surrey School are made online via the Surrey County Council website.

When is Open Day?2021-02-11T11:56:48+00:00

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Virtual Open Days will be taking place this year along with a video message from staff and most importantly from our children. Please see our Virtual Tour video further down the page.


Due to Covid-19 restriction, tours are not available for parents, therefore we have organised a virtual tour to and welcome to Sandfield!

Prospective Parent Comments

‘We are greatly impressed by the diversity of Sandfield Primary School. Our daughter has been raised overseas and therefore an educational environment that embraces a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds would suit her very well’

‘We visited Sandfield and were very impressed by the standard of teaching’

‘This school looks to be of a great quality and location’

‘When visiting Sandfield we were impressed by the organisation, multi-culturalism and engagement of the children. We also got a good sense of community and are living close by’


Surrey County Council is the admissions Authority should you wish to submit an appeal regarding admissions please refer to this guidance: Surrey Schools Appeals Procedures​


The Department for Education is issuing new guidance in relation to school admission appeals which will take effect from 24 April 2020. We are still waiting on further guidance and regulations for more detail but we are working to see how we can implement this once received as quickly, fairly and transparently as possible for everyone. Please note, due to schools being closed at present this may have an impact on appeal dates and processes.

September 2021 Entry

Please note that some of these deadlines and the process for hearing appeals may change depending on the national situation as a result of COVID-19. You will be informed on a case by case basis.

Appeals for September 2021 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications.

Offers made on 16th April 2021

Applicants to have replied either accepting or declining their offer by 30th April 2021

Appeals lodged by 17th May 2021

Appeals to be heard by 19th July 2021 (40 School days)

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 or Immediate Entry Appeals

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

The waiting lists for each year group are also held by Surrey County Council.  Further details regarding admissions to any Guildford Education Partnership school can be found in the relevant school Admissions policy.

Guidance for Admissions

  • Application process – Applications for Sandfield are handled by the Admissions Team at Surrey County Council. Please use their contact details at the top of this page to be guided through the process.
  • Details of Selection Criteria – These can be found in the Policy Document on this page, but if you have any questions then please contact  Mrs Lindsey Donnithorne at the school office.
  • Details of Over-Subscribed Criteria – These can be found in the Policy Document on this page.
  • School Admission Number (PAN) for reference is: 30
  • Admission Arrangements for Disabled Students – information can be found in the Policy Document, but please speak to the Surrey County Council Admissions Team about your personal circumstances for more guidance and help.
  • Details on Priority Applications – These can be found in the Policy Document on this page.
  • Mid-Year Application Information and Process – Please read the Policy Document on this page and contact the Surrey County Council Admissions Team.
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