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Admission Arrangements

The closing date for applications for September 2017 has now passed and offers of  Reception and Primary places have been made. 

 

Any Appeals must be lodged with Surrey County Council by 17th May 2017.  All Appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the Appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date. This is expected to be 19th July 2017. 

 

Mrs Orchard, our Admission Officer will be happy to discuss  any queries you may have regarding admissions.

She can be contacted each day on 01932 227744,  by email info@stnicholas-shepperton.surrey.sch.uk or please feel welcome to pop into the school office, which is open from 8.30am-4.30pm each day.

 

Our Admission Policy can be viewed below and also answers to some frequently asked questions.

      PARENT FEEDBACK 

      I chose St Nicholas because:

  • Good reputation ~ good reviews from other parents ~ want best for my child
  • Friendly and welcoming atmosphere ~ seemed very approachable
  • Enthusiastic Year 6 tour guides ~ polite, friendly, kind, positive and very excited about their school
  • Existing children here very happy ~ siblings
  • Attended school as child ~ family history ~ cousins/friends children come
  • It is a Church School ~ the ethos and facilities
  • The school values
  • Proximity to home
  • Children very engaged with their learning during visit
  • Had a good feeling ~ school big but had warm and welcoming feel
  • School environment and discussions with teachers
  • The focus was on developing the ‘whole’ child.
  • We like how the reception class (and especially outdoor area) is set up
  • Support for individual needs  

 

    My Child has Settled well because:-

  • She has friends in her class ~ was well prepared by nursery/school/home
  • Siblings in school ~ used to coming ~ familiarity
  • Feels confident and school aids this further
  • The gradual settling-in days with half a class ~ staggered entry ~ gentle introduction ~ brilliant ~ process well managed ~ daughter loved it
  • The visit before starting
  • Child ready ~ pre-visits to class ~ meeting teacher
  • The staff and school welcoming and friendly
  • Understanding, calm, friendly, cheerful teachers ~ knew needs of my child His teacher is always cheerful and welcoming.
  • The positive and friendly atmosphere
  • Fun and varied activities ~ my child has had so much fun
  • One of the eldest
  • She has a solid social circle, has made new friends
  • Feels welcome and secure
  • Excited, happy and ready to go cheerfully every day ~ looks forward to coming in each morning
  • Ready for school
  • Has made new friends quickly.
  • Lots of positivity about what’s happened during day
  • Is very happy and talks with glee about her day.
  • Feels valued and is excited about the activities on offer

Applying for a RECEPTION or YEAR 3 child place for September 2018 ~ FAQ's

 

When can I apply?

The online application process is open from 31st October 2017 until 15th January 2018. 

 

Where do I apply?

Online is best. www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions

We also have our own supplementary form to complete and this can be accessed via this website or the school office.

 

When will I hear if my child has a place?        

Surrey County Council will inform you by 16th April 2018. 

 

Can I appeal?                       

Information will be given in the letter you receive from Surrey County Council explaining the procedure for appeals.   

 

Can I look around the school before I decide?     

YES of course!   We encourage school visits and the dates of our Open Mornings will be advertised here before the end of this term. This is an opportunity for you to see the school in action, ask questions of Year 6 pupils who  lead the tours and meet the Headteacher.  For other visits please contact Mrs Orchard,  Admissions Officer  on 01932 227744. 

 

APPLICATION FOR A PLACE  DURING THE  SCHOOL YEAR 2016/17

 

We are a Voluntary Aided Primary School. Please read the 2016 Admissions policy as it explains admissions procedures in our school.

 

You are welcome to come in to school, to meet the staff and have a look around before you decide to apply for a place. Please call 01932 227744 to make an appointment.

 

Together we learn,together we grow, with faith, love and God beside us
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