St John's C of E Primary School, Caterham

St Johns Caterham

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How to Apply

School Tours

If you would like to visit the school or find out more information about our happy, flourishing school, please contact the School Office by phoning 01883 342009 or email  


Admissions Policy

Children are admitted to the school according to our Admissions Policy. 

If you wish to apply for an in-year place for the academic year 2017/2018, please click here to view our current Admission Policy.  (This policy relates to pupils who wish to join the school between 4th September 2017 and 20th July 2018).

If you  wish to apply or a place for  2018 / 2019, please click here for our admissions policy (for those pupils who wish to join the school between 4th September 2018 and 24th July 2019). 

If you  wish to apply or a place for  2019 / 2020, please click here for our admissions policy (for those pupils who wish to join the school between September 2019 and July 2020).  If you will be applying for a Church place, the Supplementary Information Form for a Church Place will also need to be completed. Please note, due to admissions changes, it is not planned for a 'new class' to start Year 3 in September 2020 as in previous years. We will continue to have two new classes of Reception pupils each year.


How To Apply

Applying for a Reception/Year 3 Place for Children Starting School in September 2018

The closing date for on time applications for primary, infant and junior school was 15th January 2018. You can still apply, but please refer to the late application section of Surrey County Council's website for further information.

Applications are ranked according to each school’s criteria. Surrey County Council will then determine the best offer that can be made based on the order of preferences on your application form.

You will be told of the outcome of your application on 16th April 2018.  You must accept or decline the place by 30th April 2018.



If you are unhappy with the school place that has been offered, you can appeal. You must do this by the dates shown in the appeals timetable.

More information regarding appeals can be read here.


Applying For an In Year School Place

In year applications are made to join an existing year group within the school.  To apply for an in year place, please complete an application form for an in-year place and return to the school directly.


For more information or general admissions enquiries, please contact Mrs Mealing  on 01883 342009.


Admission Arrangements for 2019

The consultation for admissions has now been completed.


Parents Living Apart

Click here for Surrey County Council's parental guide 'Education Information for Parents Living Apart'.


Getting Ready For School Booklet

Surrey Family Information Service has produced a new Getting Ready For School booklet for families whose children are starting primary or infant school. Please click here to view.