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Ravenscote Junior School


Junior School

Admissions Information


Year 3 place for September 2023

Dear Parent/Carer

I am delighted and excited that you are considering Ravenscote Junior School for September 2023.

Our school values are the foundation of what we do and we believe that our Connected Curriculum provides opportunities, knowledge and connected learning that enables all children to thrive. We welcome the involvement of parents and look forward to working in partnership with you to bring your child’s potential to reality.

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Admissions for September 2023 have now closed.

We will not be holding any further school tours this year, however our website contains lots of information that you will find useful. Please take some time to look through the website to develop your understanding of our learning environment.

We will be holding our Community Open Event on Tuesday 11th July from 3.45pm. This is a great opportunity for prospective parents and children to come and have a look around our school.

Applications for Ravenscote Junior School for September 2023 have now closed. To make a late application please contact Surrey School Admissions

The Ravenscote family is looking forward to meeting you and welcoming your child to our school.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Amy Wells

If you wish to apply for a place at Ravenscote outside the normal admissions round (in year) please view the In Year Admission section below, but please be advised that currently all year groups are full, with a waiting list.

Admission from 1st September 2022 – 31st August 2023 

Ravenscote Junior School is a large junior school in Frimley. The school participates in the Local Authority co-ordinated admissions scheme where an equal preference system operates (for details please click here)

Is your child in year 2? Applications for a place in year 3 for September 2023 are to be made online between 31st October 2022 and 15th January 2023.

The 2020 Published Admission Number (PAN) is 155 in Year 3. 

All children applying for a school place in Year 3 starting in September 2023 whose statement of educational needs (SEN) or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) names the school will be admitted.

Priority for admission arrangements are as follows:

  1. Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children
  2. Children of staff at the school
  3. Siblings (attending RJS at time of admission)
  4. Children attending Prior Heath Infant School and Heather Ridge Infant School (must complete the whole of Yr 2)
  5. All other applicants

If there is oversubscription in any of the above criteria priority will be given on the basis of nearness to school measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey, to the main gate on the Old Bisley Road.

The child’s home address excludes any business; relative’s or child minder’s address and must be the child’s normal place of residence. In the case of shared custody it is the address where the child spends most of the time. All distances will be measured by the computerised Geographical Information System maintained by Surrey’s Admissions and Transport team. Any offer of a place on the basis of address is conditional on the child being resident at the address provided.

The address to be used for the initial allocation of places to Year 3 will be the child’s address at the closing date for application. Changes of address may be considered in accordance with Surrey’s Co-ordinated Schemes if there are exceptional reasons behind the change, such as if a family has just moved to the area. The address to be used for waiting lists, after the initial allocation, will be the child’s current address.

Any offer is conditional upon the child living at the appropriate address on the relevant date. Parents have an obligation to notify the school of any change of address.

Where two applicants live equidistant and share priority for a place we will apply a random allocation to determine which child would receive priority.


Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children

Looked after and previously looked after children will be considered to be:

  • children who are registered as being in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by a local authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a), e.g. fostered or living in a children’s home, at the time an application for a school is made; and
  • children who have previously been in the care of a Local Authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a) and who have left that care through adoption, a child arrangement order (in accordance with Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 and as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014) or special guardianship order (in accordance with Section 14A of the Children Act 1989).


Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs 

Children who have a statement of special educational need or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and names Ravenscote Junior School in the statement, will be admitted to the school. These children will count towards the school Published Admissions Number.


Places are then offered to siblings of pupils who would be attending the school at the time of admission . A sibling is a brother or sister, or a half-brother or half-sister or a step-brother or step-sister, living at the same address, or foster children or adopted children living at the same address.


For information about appeals please follow the link below:

School admission appeals timetable 2023-2024

Appeals are now being heard on a face to face basis, if you have difficulty attending please contact the School Appeals Service.

September 2023 year of entry or transfer appeals: this relates to community or voluntary controlled schools only. Other schools may follow this timetable but you will need to check with the school itself.

Appeals for September 2023 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications:

School Offer Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard by


1 March 2023

29 March 2023

15 June 2023 (40 School days)


17 April 2023

16 May 2023

18 July 2023 (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 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants must ensure that any further evidence, not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day notified in the letter with details of the hearing. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.

In year or immediate entry appeals

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

In Year Admissions 

If you wish to apply for a place at Ravenscote outside of the normal admissions round (in year) please use the relevant admissions form (SMA) below.


Any parent can apply for a place at this school at any time. This is referred to as an ‘In-year admission.’

All In-year applications for this school must be made directly to the school. Details, including the application form and guidance notes can be obtained below.

The correct application form to use is The school managed application form (SMA) Form.

It should be returned to the school. Ravenscote Junior School, Old Bisley Road, Frimley, Camberley, GU16 9RE (please provide documents required as stated.) If correct documents are not included, your application will not be considered.

A hard copy of this form is also available by contacting the school or Surrey County Council.

Upon receipt of an in-year application, the school will aim to notify the parents of the outcome of their application in writing within 10 school days, but applicants must be notified in writing within 15 school days.

Where an application is refused, there is the right to appeal. Details of how to appeal can be found above.

Where an applicant is offered a school place following an in-year application, and the offer is accepted, arrangements will be made for the child to start school as soon as possible, particularly where the child is out of school.

Admissions Policy 

Following on from admissions consultation, the Trust Board approved the following policies. Please click here to view.

Admissions Policy 2022-2023
Admissions Policy 2023-2024
Admissions Policy 2024-2025


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