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The Hermitage School

Inspire, Learn, Achieve


.Admissions to Year 3 at The Hermitage School are currently controlled by the Local Authority, who we have appointed to manage our admissions into that year group. Please see the Surrey County Council website for more information.

The school manages admissions to all other year groups itself and you should apply to the school directly if you would like a place. Please click here for further information.

We welcome and recommend visits by parents to the school as it offers the family a chance to ensure that the aims, values and ethos of the school are suitable for their child. Following this, parents may submit an ‘In Year Admissions’ application form. Each received application will be entered onto the school waiting list. Children who are Looked After by a Local Authority will be admitted to the school immediately.

When a space becomes available in the appropriate year group, the admissions officer for the school will select the appropriate child from the list using the school criteria for in-year admissions. A telephone call will be made to the appropriate child’s family to see if the place is still required and, if so, a suitable start date will be agreed.

For our school prospectus, please click here.

For more information please see the Surrey County Council website.



The SWAN Trust, as the admission authority for all schools within the Multi Academy Trust (MAT), are conducting a full consultation on admission arrangements, including one proposed change for The Oaktree School, within the Trust for September 2024.  


The Schools are: 

  • Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery, Woking, Surrey – no change 
  • Beaufort Primary School, Woking, Surrey – no change 
  • The Hermitage School, Woking, Surrey – no change 
  • The Horsell Village School, Woking, Surrey – no change 
  • Kingfield Primary School, Woking, Surrey – no change 
  • The Oaktree School, Woking, Surrey – to reduce Published Admissions Number (PAN) from 90 to 60 


Full details of the consultation and the changes being proposed are attached. 


School admission appeals timetable

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

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



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.