2021-22 Prospectus

Admissions Appeals

If you have applied for a place at Hoe Valley and your child is not allocated a place, you have the right to appeal. The letter you receive from Surrey County Council  will contain information on how to appeal. Hoe Valley School has signed up to the Surrey County Council Appeals Service. You can contact the Appeals Service on 020 8541 8092 or you can email them at surrey.schoolappeals@surreycc.gov.uk

School Admission Appeals Timetable

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. Please note that the deadlines and the process for hearing appeals may change depending on the national situation as a result of Covid-19.  You will be informed on a case by case basis.

Appeals for September 2021 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 

School Offer Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard by
Secondary 1 March 2021 29 March 2021 16 June 2021 (40 School days)
Primary 16 April 2021 17 May 2021 19 July 2021 (40 School days)

Please note that some of these deadlines and the process for hearing appeals may change depending on the national situation as a result of Covid-19.  You will be informed on a case by case basis.

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 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.

Year 6 Transition

Year 6 Transition Information – September 2021

We know how important it is for your child to feel relaxed and happy about the transition from primary to secondary school. As part of our transition programme for Year 6 children who are joining us in September 2021, we are pleased to share this information with you:

Year 6 – MFL Letter 23.04.21

Valentinos Discount Flyer April 2021

Welcome Letter March 2021

HVS Family Handbook 2020-21
Virtual Tour of HVS with Mr Collins
Open 2 Music HVS Lesson Information

Please check back on this page regularly as new information will be added over the coming weeks and months to aid a smooth transition in to Year 7.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hoe Valley School!

Admissions

Entry for Year 7 in September 2022

Hoe Valley will be admitting students into Year 7 in September 2022 as part of Surrey County Council’s coordinated arrangements. Therefore you will apply for a place through Surrey County Council using their online Common Application Form (CAF). Offers a made for on-time applications, by Surrey County Council on National Offers Day March 1st 2022. On National Offers Day parents/carers will be sent an email, or notification via the app ‘ParentComms’, with the outcome directly from Surrey County Council, usually from 5.00pm onwards. Applicants who applied on paper will be sent a letter via 1st class post. You must accept or decline your place with Surrey County Council by 15th March 2022. You are strongly recommended to accept the place you are offered, even if this is not for the school you wanted, as it will ensure your child has a school place in September. Accepting the offered place will not negatively affect your child’s position on any waiting lists for other schools, nor the outcome of any appeal. Declining the offer will not increase the chances of your child being offered a place at your preferred school. If you decline the offer and you have no alternative place you will be responsible for finding your child another school. The place you decline may be offered to another child so may not be available later if you change your mind. You are encouraged to provide a prompt response even if you wish to decline the offer. This will ensure that the place can be offered promptly to the next child on the waiting list and will prevent schools from having a vacancy for any longer than is necessary. If you do not respond to an offer, it will be withdrawn by Surrey County Council.

Full details of this process can be found on the SCC Website here https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/secondary
Information on Secondary Schools in Surrey is also available through Surrey County Council here

Our Admissions Policy for September 2022 admission can be downloaded here: HVS Admissions Policy 2022-23
The Supplementary Information (Child of Founder) can be downloaded here: Supplementary Form Child of Founder 2022-23
The Supplementary Information (Child of Staff) can be downloaded here: Supplementary Form Child of Staff 2022-23

In Year Applications for 2021/22

In Year Applications for admission in the 2021/22 academic years are handled by our Admissions Officer, Mrs Rebecca Knight. In order to make an application for In Year Admission to Hoe Valley School, please complete the SMA Form (School Managed Application) in full and return it along with all of the required additional evidence to:

Mrs R Knight – Admissions Officer
Hoe Valley School
Egley Road
Woking
GU22 0NH

These documents can also be emailed to admissions@hoevalleyschool.org

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Rebecca Knight in the Admissions Office by email to admissions@hoevalleyschool.org. You can also call directly on 01483 662627 option 3 for Admissions.

In Year SMA Application Form 2021-22
Guidance Notes – SMA Applications 2021-22

Our Admissions Policy for 2021-22 can be downloaded here: Admissions Policy 2021-22

As set out in our Admissions Policy, if you are applying for a place as either a member of Hoe Valley School staff, or as a Founding Governor of Hoe Valley School, you are required to complete a Supplementary Information Form, which can be accessed by the following links;

Supplementary Information Form – Child of Staff 2021-22
Supplementary Information Form – Child of Founder 2021-22

You can also access information and guidance on the general admissions process, both for Year 7 2022, and the in-year application process on Surrey County Council’s website here. Information on Secondary Schools in Surrey is also available through Surrey County Council here

 

General Information

The admission arrangements for Surrey’s community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 and Surrey’s primary and secondary coordinated schemes for 2021 were determined by Surrey’s Full Council.  The following documents, which set out Surrey’s arrangements, are available in full on the Surrey County Council website here:   Surrey County Council Outcomes Information

Please note that the HVS Admissions Office only operates during term time.