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Cobham Free School is a state-funded, independent and co-educational school for pupils aged between 4 and 18. We opened in September 2012 with Reception, Years 1 and 2. We have since grown steadily and at September 2016 we catered for Reception and Years 1 to 6 in the Junior Department and Years 7, 8 & 9 in the Senior Department. We will continue to grow year on year and are scheduled to reach capacity in 2020/21 with pupils from 4 to 18 in age, including a Sixth Form Department.

Methods of Admission into Cobham Free School

There are 3 methods of admission to enter into Cobham Free School:

  1. Admission into Reception in the Junior Department at age 4 at the start of the Autumn term, via Surrey County Council Schools Admissions process
  2. Admission into Year 7 in the Senior Department at age 11 at the start of the Autumn term, via Surrey County Council Schools Admissions process
  3. In-Year Admission at any time of year, via direct application to Cobham Free School, provided there is space in the relevant year group and your child is at the top of the waiting list, as determined by the over-subscription criteria in our Admissions Policy

Our Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 24 pupils for admission into Reception and 48 pupils for admission into Year 7 in September, at the start of the next academic year in the Autumn term.

We offer a limited number of pupils the opportunity of a Music Award scholarship priority at the time of normal admission into Year 7. Details of how the scheme works can be found in Music Award Scheme.

Pupil Premium priority applications must be accompanied by a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which will need to be completed on our website (or via paper copy which can be requested from our Admissions Team).

1. Admissions into Reception (for entry at the start of the next academic year)

For admissions at the normal entry point into Reception at age 4 in the September of the next academic year, admissions will be coordinated by Surrey County Council. To apply for a Reception place via this admissions process, please apply via Surrey County Council School Admissions website (see link below). The closing date for applications is normally mid January and 'offer date' around mid April in the calendar year of entry (for example, for entry into Reception in September 2017 the closing date for applications is 15 January 2017 and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application on 18 April 2017). If you have missed the deadline please see Surrey County Council - Late Primary Applications for guidance. Please check the Surrey County Council School Admissions website for their published dates.

If you are applying for Pupil Premium priority, in addition to filling in the Surrey website form you will also need to complete our on-line Supplementary Information Form (SIF) via the link below on this website. If you need a paper copy of the SIF form please contact the Admissions Team.

2. Admissions into Year 7 (for entry at the start of the next academic year)

For admissions at the normal entry point into Year 7 at age 11 in the September of the next academic year, admissions will be coordinated by Surrey County Council. To apply for a Year 7 place via this admissions process, please apply via Surrey County Council School Admissions website (see link below). The closing date for applications is normally the end of October of the year prior to entry (for example, for entry in September 2017 the closing date is 31 October 2016). If you have missed the deadline please see Surrey County Council - Late Secondary Applications for guidance. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application on 1 March in the calendar year of entry (for example 1 March 2017 for entry in September 2017). Please check the Surrey County Council School Admissions website for their published dates.

Music award applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application before the end of October. If you receive and accept an offer of a music scholarship, you will be ranked according to criteria number 5 in the over-subscription criteria within our Admissions Policy. If you are placed on the reserve list for the Music Award, you will be notified if/when we are able to offer you a music scholarship.

Applicants applying for Pupil Premium priority must also complete our on-line Supplementary Information Form (SIF) on this website via the link below in addition to filling in the Surrey County Council application form. If you need a paper copy of the SIF form please contact the Admissions Team.

3. In-Year Admissions (at any time)

In-Year Applications for Junior (Reception to Year 6)

All years from Reception to Year 6 are now full for the current academic year. If you wish to apply to be added to our waiting list, please apply directly to Cobham Free School using our Junior In-Year Admissions Application Form on this website. If you need a paper copy please contact the Admissions Team.

Please note waiting lists are ranked according to our over-subscription criteria, details of which are available in our admissions policy which can be found in Policies & Documents.

In-Year Applications for Senior (Years 7, 8 and 9)

All years from Year 7 to Year 9 are now full for the current academic year. If you wish to apply to be added to our waiting list, please apply directly to Cobham Free School using the online Senior In-Year Admissions Application Form (see link below). If you need a paper copy please contact the Admissions Team.

Please note waiting lists are ranked according to our over-subscription criteria, details of which are available in our Admissions Policy which can be found in Policies & Documents.

Open Days and Further Information

Open Days

Cobham Free School holds a number of open day events in the autumn and summer terms where prospective applicants are able to find out more information about the school and our admissions arrangements. More information can be found in Open Days & Notices (see link below).

Admissions Team

If you have any queries or wish to obtain paper copies of our application forms, please contact the admissions team by phone on 0330 330 0237 (option 3) or by email at admissions@cobhamfreeschool.org.uk

Further Information

Details of our Admissions Arrangements, Admissions Policy and Admissions Appeals Timetable can be found in Policies & Documents. Further information about Cobham Free School (for example; term dates, pupil premium, music award scheme, curriculum, exams / assessment, pastoral care, extended day, school sites, policies and documents) can be found in other sections on this website, particularly in About, Departments and School Info.

Admissions Appeals

Parents who are unsuccessful in their application for a place for their child have a right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. Please contact the admissions team by email at admissions@cobhamfreeschool.org.uk or telephone 0330 330 0237 (option 3) for further details. The Appeals Timetable which contains details on this process can be found in Policies & Documents >

The Old Police Station, 89-95 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JJ

Tel 0330 330 0237 Fax 0330 330 1237 info@cobhamfreeschool.org.uk

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