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Children are admitted to the Reception classes in the academic year in which they will be 5 years of age (the academic year runs from 1 September to 31 August).

All Reception children can start full time in the Autumn term (September) but those whose birthday falls between 1 January and 31 August have the option to attend part-time (mornings) during the Autumn term and start full time in the Spring term (January).

The published admission number (PAN) for Wallace Fields Infant School for 2024-2025 is 60. Applications for admission at the normal intake will be managed in accordance with Surrey’s coordinated scheme on primary admission. Please see Surrey’s coordinated scheme on the Surrey County Council website for further details regarding applications, processing, offers, late applications, post-offer and waiting lists and download our supporting documentation below.

Please click here for Admission Arrangements for 2024-2025

Please click here for Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for 2024-2025 (for Staff applicants only)

Applications for Reception places open on 31 October 2023 and must be submitted by 15 January 2024. Places at Surrey primary schools will be offered on the basis of the preferences that are shown on the application form. Parents will be asked to rank up to four preferences and these will be considered under an equal preference system. Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs that names Wallace Fields Infant School will be allocated a place before other applicants are considered. In this way, the number of places available will be reduced by the number of children with a statement that has named the school.

Outcome letters are sent out to parents from Surrey County Council and any appeals should be sent to them, not the school please.

Appeals resulting from in-year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Appeals resulting from year of entry or transfer applications for admission in September 2024 will be heard according to the following timetable:



Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by


16 April 2024

15 May 2024

17 July 2024 (40 School 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 seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence which was not included with their initial appeal, they must make sure that it is received no later than 5pm on the day preceding three clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date.

Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing. 

Applications for 2025-2026

The Admission Arrangements Policy 2025-2026 applies to all admissions during the 2025-2026 Academic Year. This includes Reception applications between October 2024 and January 2025, and in-year admissions between September 2025 and July 2026.

Please click here for the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for 2025-2026 (for Staff applicants only)

In Year Admissions to Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery

In-Year Admissions 2023-2024

In-Year Admissions for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are processed directly by Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery. This is referred to as School Managed Applications (SMA).

The Admission Arrangements Policy 2023-2024 applies to In-Year Admissions during the 2023-2024 Academic Year

In-Year Admissions Procedures click here

Wallace Fields Infant School Information click here

School Managed Application (SMA) Guidance Notes click here

In-Year Application Form 2023-2024 click here

Supplementary Information Form for Staff In-Year Applicants 2023-2024 click here

In the case of over-subscription, a waiting list will be created and kept for each year group.

Wallace Fields Junior School

Please click here for Admission Arrangements to Wallace Fields Junior School