By law children must be in full time education no later than the beginning of the term following their 5th birthday.
Schools will admit pupils up to their published admission number. When there are more applications than places available, Surrey's policy is to admit children in the following priority order:
The nearest school is defined as the school closest to their home address admitting pupils of the appropriate age range, as measured along roads and made up of footpaths using the Admissions and Transport Team's Geographical Information System. The measurement for these purposes does not take into account the mode of transport used. The distance is measured from the address point of the pupil's house as set by Ordnance Survey, to the nearest gate available for pupils to use. Parents should note that if they apply for free transport, different criteria apply and the distance from home to school may be measured using a different route.
Full details on applying for admission to school are given in the county's publication "Information for Parents" and are available via the weblink below.