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Admissions at Sandfield

About Admissions

Sandfield is a member of the Learning Partners Academy Trust.   If you require further 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.

Alternatively, please call the Admissions Officer at Sandfield, Mrs Lindsey Donnithorne on 01483 566586 or email:

In Surrey, children must start full-time education no later than the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday with the exception of summer born children who must take up their place at the beginning of the term of their fifth birthday (Summer term).  The Governing Body has approved the following admission criteria to be used to allocate places when the school is oversubscribed (in priority order):

FIRST          Looked After and Previously Looked After Children (see addendum for 2021/22 and 2022/23 Policy)

SECOND    Exceptional Arrangements

THIRD        Siblings with a brother or sister still attending the school at the time of admissions.

FOURTH    Priority is given to the children of staff where the member of staff has been employed at Sandfield Primary School for two or more years at the                                time at which the application for admission to the school is made.

FIFTH        Nearest School – the nearest school is defined as the school closest to their home address admitting pupils of the appropriate age range, as                                      measured by a straight line.  The nearest school may be either inside or outside the county boundary.

SIXTH        Any other applicant.

If there is oversubscription in any of the above criteria priority will be given on the basis of nearness to school measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey to the nearest school gate for pupils to use.  This is calculated using the Admission and Transport team’s Geographical Information system.  For full details of our policy, please click here. 

To apply for a place for your child in current school years (Reception to Year 6), please contact Surrey County Council.  The waiting lists for each year are also held by them .

If you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place at Sandfield Primary School and you wish to lodge an appeal, please see below for further information on Appeals.  Alternatively, please call the Surrey Schools Appeals Service on 0300 200 1004 or 0208 541 9029 to require appeal papers. Surrey Appeals Service administers the appeal process for Sandfield Primary School.  Please see below for further information on the deadlines for lodging an appeal.


Surrey County Council provides advice for applicants from overseas.  Please click here.


If you are looking for a school place for your child in September for Reception Class, please click here: RECEPTION CLASS ADMISSIONS


If you have recently moved to the area and need a Primary School place at Sandfield during the school year, please click here IN-YEAR ADMISSIONS

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

How do I order uniform?2021-09-29T12:49:28+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).  You will be able to pay for uniform once it is ready to be collected.

Please note that we do not stock white polo shirts, grey school trousers or green skirts or pinafores.

How do I apply for a place for my child at Sandfield?2021-09-29T10:52:26+00:00

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

When are School Tours?2021-09-29T10:56:53+00:00

Tours will be taking place this year along with a video message from staff and most importantly from our children.

To book a place please click here: School Tours 2022


This year, tours are available for parents.  We have also organised a virtual tour for those that can not attend.  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’


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 2023 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 

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​

September 2023 Entry

Appeals for September 2023 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 

Primary School offers made on 17th April 2023 by Surrey County Council

Appeals to be lodged by 16th May 2023

Appeals to be heard by 18th July 2023 (40 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 5:00pm on the day notified in the letter with details of the hearing.  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 held by Surrey County Council.  Further details regarding admissions to any Learning Partners 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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