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Open Days / Tours

Due to current Covid restrictions, we are only able to offer tours onsite outside of school hours. Alternatively to view a virtual tour of our sites, click here to visit the Abinger site, where Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils are based, and here to visit the Westcott site, where Key Stage 2 pupils are based.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office Tel: 01306 881136, email:


As a Voluntary Aided school we are our own admissions authority, which means that admissions are based on criteria in a policy agreed by the Governors.

Applications for places in Reception and Year 3, each year, need to be made direct by parents/carers to Surrey County Council (SCC), whenever possible online, click here for the SCC applications webpage. To enable us to apply our criteria, please complete and return to us direct a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) this form can be found below.

Admission Appeals

The Surrey County Council admissions appeal timetable can be found here. 

Admission Policies and Forms

All our Admission Policies and Supplementary Forms (SIFs) can be found below. Click here for The Good Shepherd Trust Admissions Arrangements.

Where do our Children come from?

Those within the rural parish communities of Westcott, Abinger, Coldharbour, Holmbury St Mary and Wotton are given priority over those outside the parish. However, if we have not reached our Published Admission Number (PAN) of 30 in Reception, and 10 in Year 3, we take in children outside these areas by measuring distance of their home to the school as the crow flies (see the Policy for more details). Parish maps are available below.

Induction Process

A letter/email informing parents of allocation of a place will be sent by Surrey County Council in April. Once a place has been accepted the induction process will commence. Parents are invited to a welcome meeting at which various aspects of school life will be explained, information handed out and school specific items of uniform will be available for purchase. The children will be invited to the school to meet their new teacher and classmates in school for two sessions during the second half of the summer term. Children at the local playgroups and nursery also have the opportunity to join us on a number of occasions.

Home visits for children in reception are arranged prior to the children starting school in September.

In Year Applications

If you are looking for a place during the year, please call the school office for details of vacancies on 01306 881136. A Surrey County Council In Year Application form will need to be completed, available to download here, alongside our Supplementary Information Form, which can be found below.