We understand that the transition between primary and secondary school is a big one for both children and parents. We warmly welcome all prospective students and parents to talk to us about any concerns so we may answer any questions they may have.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have to help ease this transition.
We hold a number of events during the year where students from local primary schools can come and see the school and our current students in action and we hope to reschedule these for later this year.
More information regarding how to apply and Surrey's online application form, as well as key dates, can be found at https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Summary of the application process
There are six steps in the application process:
Step 1: Research and choose schools to apply for
You research and choose the schools that you want to apply for. You can apply for up to six schools. You should also check if your child will be eligible for free home to school transport to your chosen schools. If your child is not eligible for free home to school transport it will be your responsibility as a parent to get your child to and from school.
You should try to do this as early as possible.
Step 2: Complete the application form
You complete the application form and return it to the local authority where you live. You submit supporting documents with your application form if you are applying under exceptional social or medical criteria.
Some schools also ask for a supplementary form in addition to the application form.
Step 3: Applications are assessed
Applications are ranked according to each school's criteria. Surrey CC then determine the best offer that can be made based on the order of preferences on your application form.
Step 4: Surrey CC offer you a place
Surrey CC will tell you the outcome of your application on 1 March 2021.
Step 5: You accept or decline the place
You must accept or decline the place by 15 March 2021.
Step 6: If you don't get a place at your preferred school
If you are unhappy with the school place that has been offered, you can appeal. For Surrey schools you must do this by the dates shown in the appeals timetable or the dates set out against each school in Surrey's directory of Surrey schools.
You can also add your child's name to the waiting list for your preferred school.
We would highly recommend EEHS as there is a real family feel from the school, so much so that we will be extremely confident in sending our youngest child there from Sept 2021.