Consultation on admission arrangements for Surrey's community and voluntary controlled schools for 2022

Surrey County Council is consulting on:

  • proposed changes to admission arrangements for the majority of community and voluntary controlled schools for September 2022
  • Surrey’s relevant area – this is the geographical area within which schools must consult on their admission arrangements.

Full details of the consultation and the changes being proposed are available at

Why we are consulting  We have a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements if we intend to make a change.The changes being proposed are as follows:

  • The majority of community and voluntary controlled schools – Removal of use of ‘nearest school’ as a criterion within the admission arrangements
  • Beauclerc Infant School – introduction of a sibling link with Chennestone Primary School
  • Horley Infant School – introduction of a reciprocal sibling link with Yattendon School
  • Onslow Infant School – reduction in published admission number for Reception from 90 to 60

    How can I respond to the consultation?
    The consultation on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools and the proposed changes will run until Tuesday 1 December 2020. If you would like to take part please complete an online response form at ( Alternatively, if you would prefer to respond on a paper form, please telephone the Surrey Schools and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004 to request a copy. Please note that only response forms which are fully completed with the respondent’s name and address will be accepted.

    What happens next?  
    After the closing date, responses will be collated and presented to the County Council’s decision-making Cabinet on 26 January 2021. It will decide whether to proceed with the proposed changes as well as determining the admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for which no changes are proposed. Cabinet’s decision will then need to be ratified by the full County Council on 9 February 2021. Once determined the final admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools for 2021 will be placed on Surrey’s website at

Virtual Surgery for Surrey County Council Matters

Virtual Resident Surgery with Cllr Matt Furniss.  The next online surgery where residents can raise any local issues they would like help resolving in Artington, Ash South, Compton, Puttenham, Seale & Sands, Shackleford, Shalford, Tongham and Wanborough. is on Friday 24th July at 6pm. If you would like to book a slot please email me at


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Ash Youth Centre – Universal Youth Work Proposal

Surrey County Council would like to invite residents to join the Universal Youth Offer Consultation Webinar which will  replace the 3 engagement events that were postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Whilst the webinar replaces the engagement events that were scheduled for the Discovery Centre, Ash Youth Centre, Woking Youth Arts Centre and Lakers Youth Centre it is also open to anyone who would like to know more about the proposed strategy and ask questions about any of the youth centres across the county. The closing date for the consultation is midnight 30 June 2020.

The webinar is a public event with no need to register in advance, just follow the link below on Wednesday 24th June 7pm to 8pm:

Youth Offer Webinar

The full proposal is available here:  Youth Service Consultation – Strategy

Can You Help Surrey Police?

Surrey Police are continuing to investigate an attempted robbery at the Post Office in Ash that happened on Sunday 21st June..

Shortly after 2:30pm on Sunday 21st June a man who had his face covered threatened staff with a knife and demanded money. The man caused damage to the shop situated on Guildford Road, but nothing was taken and no-one was hurt. The man left on a bicycle.

Officers have been carrying out enquiries in the area to locate a suspect and reviewing CCTV, but are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area.

If you have any information which could assist the Police’s investigation, please contact them on 101, quoting crime reference PR/ 45200063776. Alternatively, if you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The Phone Box at the Crossroads

As you all may know, the phone box has been adopted by the Parish Council; we can assure you that as soon as possible it will be repaired following mindless vandalism. However the question remains, what to do with it?
 Some suggestions are:
  1. Install a defibrillator. NB There is already one at the community centre in the Rec.
  2. A library – people can leave books they no longer want, and pick up another one. Maybe with an honesty box for charity?
  3. Plant area, for people to cultivate e.g. tomato plants and then sell them on, again with an honesty box.
  4. A mini art gallery.
  5. At Christmas time – a giant blow up snowman!
  6. Any other suggestions …. ?
Please email your ideas to the Clerk on – it would be great to have some really fun, innovative ideas!
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