"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."

Luke 6:31

How have you been a good friend today?

"Love is more important than anything else. It's what ties everything completely together."

Colossians 3:14

How did God show his love for the world?
How do you show your love for others?
What can you do today to show love to other people?

'God said to human beings, "Fill the earth with people and look after it. Care for all that I have made."'

Genesis 1:27

What is our responsibility to care for God's world?
How can I behave responsibly today?
Who relies on me to act responsibly?

"I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid."

Isaiah 41:13

How was Jesus courageous?
What helps people to be courageous?
How have you shown courage today?

"It is better to be honest and poor than dishonest and rich."

Proverbs 16:8

Why is it important to be honest?

"Try to earn the respect of others."

Romans 12:17, paraphrase

Who do you respect and why?
What sort of behaviour earns respect?
What do you do to show you respect someone?

Coronavirus: school appeals

Message from Surrey County Council;
The Department for Education is issuing new guidance in relation to school admission appeals which will take effect from 24 April 2020. We are still waiting on further guidance and regulations for more detail but we are working to see how we can implement this once received as quickly, fairly and transparently as possible for everyone. Please note, due to schools being closed at present this may have an impact on appeal dates and processes.

Appeals

If your child is not allocated a place at our school, you have the right to appeal. It is advisable to consider alternative schools for your child, as only a very small minority of the appeals that are considered by Appeal Panels are successful. Officers at the Surrey Schools and Childcare Service (Tel No. 0300 200 1004) can assist you with queries on alternative schools in your area.

As a Voluntary Aided School, our Governing Body is responsible for handling our appeals, alongside Surrey County Council. Any parent wishing to appeal against non-admission under our Admissions Policy criteria should contact Mrs O’Rourke, in writing, to St Martin’s C of E Voluntary Aided Schools, Worple Road, Epsom, Surrey KT18 7AA or by email 

The Surrey CC website also contains useful information.

Admission Appeals Timetable 2020

Appeals resulting from In Year Admission or Immediate Entry applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Appeals resulting from September 2020 application offers must be lodged by 18th May 2020. Appeals will be heard by 20th July 2020 (40 school days)

NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing. Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day preceding three clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.