Admission arrangements for Knaphill Lower School 2023/24 Academic Year

Please apply for your child’s Reception place via the Surrey County Council website. The closing date for September 2023/24 admissions is 15th January 2023. Our admissions criteria for September 2023 is detailed in the Admission Arrangements KLS 2023 – 2024

For further information please read the Getting Ready for School guide.

Knaphill Lower School is a three form intake school (three classes of 30 children). Knaphill Lower School’s selection criteria is the standard for most Surrey Schools and is in the following order:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children
  2. Exceptional social/medical needs
  3. Children of Staff
  4. Siblings
  5. Children for whom the school is the nearest to their home
  6. Others

2023/24 Consultation
Following the consultation to reduce our PAN (Published Admissions Number), the KFOS Governing Board have confirmed that the Knaphill Federation of Schools will not be reducing the PAN for the September 2023-24 intake and will continue to offer 90 places.

Our consultation document can be downloaded here – KLS Admissions Consultation 2023 intake


If there is over subscription within any criteria, priority is given according to the distance from the pupil’s permanent home address to the school. Distance is measured by a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey to the nearest school gate for pupils to use. You can find out how far you are from the school via Surrey County Council’s website (links below).


As with Reception admissions, Surrey County Council co-ordinates requests for the transfer to a new School across the County. If there is a space available in the year group requested, you will, under normal circumstances, be offered the place. If there is no place available, your name will be added to our waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

To apply for an in year place, please go to the In Year Admissions section of the Surrey County Council website.


Please enjoy watching our Prospective Parent Virtual Tour made by staff in May 2020.


For further information on admissions, please use the links in the Links section


For general information on Surrey admissions, please see the Surrey County Council website or contact their Schools Team on 0300 200 1004.

For specific enquiries about admissions, please call Admissions on 01483 473282, or email


Current legislation only allows an Appeal Panel to uphold an appeal on one or both of the following grounds:

  • The child was wrongly refused a place in error as the admission rules were not followed properly or were contrary to mandatory provisions
  • The decision not to admit the child was unreasonable in a legal sense

If you live outside of the area that offers were made too, then appealing will not give you a place in the school. However, should you feel that we have not applied the correct process to your application and wish to appeal our decision, then please see the Surrey School Admission Appeals page for further details. Please note that we follow the Surrey School admission appeals timetable.

Previous Admissions Arrangements 

Admission Arrangements KLS 2022 – 2023

Admission Arrangements KLS 2021 – 2022

Admission Arrangements KLS 2020 – 2021