Admissions to Manor Mead School Virginia Water are handled directly through the Surrey County Council SEN Department Area offices.
You should contact them in the first instance. The North West Area Education team cover our catchment area of Runnymede, Surrey Heath and Woking and can be contacted on 01483 518110. If you live outside of the local area please contact the following teams:
- South East team (Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, Tandridge) 01737 737990
- South West team (Guildford, Waverley) 01483 517890
- North East team (Spelthorne, Elmbridge, and Epsom and Ewell) 01737 737940
The Area Office will allocate a Case Officer and send formal papers to the school. The school may then arrange a visit to meet your child, and will respond to the Area Office as to whether we can meet their Special Educational Needs and whether we have a space within that class group. It is then the Local Authority, not the school that offers the place to you.
All families are welcome to visit the school informally to meet the staff, assess how you feel about what we are working to achieve and see our facilities. Please phone the school office to book an appointment if you wish to visit.
Many Reception visits are initiated through the Portage Service, Speech and Language services or through other professionals, however, formal application to the school always requires the involvement of the Area Office
Please refer to the Surrey County Council website for more information on their policy and practice regarding Special Education.