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Last updated: October 13th, 2023



Policy on Admissions

Age range of students:11-18

Admissions Policy (2024/25)Supplementary Information Form (2024-2025)

SJB Prospectus

St John the Baptist School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with the trust deed of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton, its articles of association, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

St John the Baptist School is part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust.

As a Catholic school, the governors aim to provide a Catholic education for all pupils. At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity. The governors ask all parents applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.

Although Catholic children have priority of admission, this does not affect the right of an applicant who is not Catholic to apply for a place for their child at the school. The school welcomes applications from those of other denominations and faiths, or of none.

The school primarily serves the Catholic community of the Woking Deanery, which comprises the parishes of Woking, Camberley, Camberley North with Bagshot, Frimley, Knaphill and West Byfleet. The deanery primary schools located in that community which are the feeder schools for St John the Baptist School are:

  • St Dunstan’s Primary School, Woking
  • St Augustine’s Primary School, Camberley
  • St Hugh of Lincoln Primary School, Knaphill
  • The Marist Primary School, West Byfleet

We encourage parents to visit our school in order to find out more about how we work and the education that we offer. Parents are welcome to arrange a visit by contacting the school office. Such visits, however, are not obligatory and do not form part of the process of deciding which children are to be offered a place at the school. If you would like to visit the school to discuss the entry of your child please telephone our Admissions Manager:

Mrs Claire Antal on 01483 729343 ext 123

A New Parents’ Evening is held in July for all new students, their parents and families. Parents and prospective students are also welcome to visit the school at any time. Students are admitted to all other year groups only if places are available. Parents are requested to make an appointment to see the Deputy Head, Mr Damien Kelly.


Please find the timetable for appeals on the left menu. If you have any queries please contact the Admissions Manager for further information.

In-Year Admission

For In-Year Admission, all applications should be made directly to the school by downloading and completing the In Year Transfer Form and Supplementary Information Form (if applicable) on the left menu. Once completed please return the form(s) along with any supporting evidence to Mrs Claire Antal c.antal@sjb.surrey.sch.uk by post or email.

Upon receipt of all the necessary documentation you will be contacted with the outcome of your application.

Please also refer to the Surrey Admissions website: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/in-year

For further information, please contact Mrs Claire Antal on 01483 729343 ext 123