Key Information

Key Information List


Currently students are placed at The Abbey School after a process of consultation and assessment with the Local Authority. Parents are a major part of this process and their views are actively sought. All students must have an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP).

The Local Authority overseas the SEND school admissions process.

Prior to this, most prospective parents visit the school when their child is in Year 5.  Individual admissions are made throughout the year if the school has appropriate places.  Once a place has been offered and accepted students may visit with their parents. In the summer term, before September entry, there is a two day induction programme to ensure that students feel confident about starting in September.  In addition students’ junior/primary schools are involved in the transition process and all new students receive a welcome book to help the transition to The Abbey.  Very occasionally the school accepts a student on an assessment placement.

If you are applying for a place in a Surrey CC Special School, click the link for further information about SEND applications.

SEND Applications