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Admissions Information

Lightwater Village School admission arrangements are designed to be in line with Surrey County Council’s determined admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools for 2017/2018.

These are given below, further information can be found on the Surrey County Council website at

The determined admission arrangements for Lightwater Village School for September 2017 are:

  1. The Published Admission Numbers for Lightwater Village School in September 2017 is 60.
  2. Applications for admission at the normal intake will be managed in accordance with Surrey County Council’s co-ordinated scheme on primary admissions.
  3. Applications for Reception and Junior places at schools must be made by 15th January 2017.  Applicants will be asked to rank up to four primaries or Year 3 preferences and these will be considered under an equal preference system.
  4. Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that names Lightwater Village School will be allocated a place before other children are considered.  In this way, the number of places available will be reduced by the number of children with an EHCP.
  5. When Lightwater Village School is over-subscribed for any year group, applications for entry in 2017 to 2018 will be ranked in the following order.
  • First Priority: Looked after and previously looked after children.  Within the admission arrangements for Lightwater Village School looked after and previously looked after children will receive the top priority for a place.
  • Second Priority:  Exceptional Social/Medical Needs.  Occasionally there will be a very small number of children for whom exceptional social or medical circumstances apply which will warrant a placement at a particular school.  This criteria might relate to either the child or the parent/carer.
  • Third Priority:  Children who will have a sibling at the school or at a Junior School on a shared adjoining site at the time of the child’s admission (The Federated Schools of Lightwater Village School and Hammond Junior School are treated under this Criteria).
  • Fourth Priority:  Children for whom the school is the nearest to their home address – nearness to the school will be measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house as set out by Ordnance Survey to the nearest official school gate.
  • Fifth Priority:  Any other applicant.

Please also see the full document attached as a pdf for Admissions arrangements Lightwater Village School 2017 to 2018.

Determined Admission Arrangements for LVS for September 2018 Intake.

For the September 2018 intake the above criteria will be followed, applications for Reception and Junior places at schools must be made between 30th October 2017 and 15th January 2018.  Please see below for the full policy for 2018/2019  determined admission arrangements.  There are informal open mornings on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st June at 9:30am for parents interested in applying for a place in September 2018. More formal open mornings will be held on Wednesday 1st, Monday 6th, Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 22nd November at 9:30am when parents are invited to a presentation by the Head and Deputy Head Teachers.

Waiting Lists

Waiting lists are ranked according to a school's admissions criteria, not the date the application was received or when the child's name was added to the list.  Waiting lists will be maintained by Admissions at Surrey County Council until the last day of the Summer Term in the academic year children are admitted to Reception Year, i.e. for the 2016/2017 intake this will be Summer Term 2017 and for the  2017/2018 intake this will be Summer Term 2018.  Applicants who wish their child to remain on the waiting lists must write to the school and County Council by 28th July 2017 (for the 2016/2017 admissions round) and by 27th July 2018 (for the 2017/2018 round) otherwise all lists for in year admission are cancelled at the end of each academic year.

Your Child’s Position on the Waiting List

Your child's position on a waiting list can go down as well as up.  This will occur if other children are added to the list because they have greater priority against the school's admission criteria.

To find out the position of your child on the Waiting List.  You can call Surrey County Council on 0300 200 1004.

In-Year Applications

Lightwater Village School will continue to use the centrally managed applications run by Surrey County Council for all in-year admissions.  Follow this link for instructions on how to apply to schools during the academic year.  In-Year Applications

An application form can be found to download at the bottom this page

Surrey County Council Determined Admission Arrangements for 2017 and the 2018 intake for community and voluntary schools

The Determined Admission Arrangements for community and voluntary schools for 2017 can be found by following the attached link.  Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2017 for community and voluntary schools.

The Determined Admission Arrangements for community and voluntary schools for 2018 can be found by following this link 

It is the intention of Lightwater Village School that their own arrangements for admission will continue to be in line with the determined arrangements proposed by Surrey County Council for both these intakes.

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