19:00 PM - 8 Dec 2023

"This week, we have been collecting food and toiletry items which have been donated to the Kingston Food Bank - approximately 600 items were brought in by students. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported this worthy cause and helped brighten up someone else’s Christmas!"

19:00 PM - 4 Dec 2023

Our Year 10 students are showing real enthusiasm with their current A2 self-portrait work and looking at creating 'reductive charcoal' in layers. Using the grid technique for accuracy, they covered their work with crushed charcoal and then used a rubber to bring out the light.

08:00 AM - 4 Dec 2023

17:39 PM - 1 Dec 2023

"Well done to Holly, Henry and Tristan in Year 7, who are pictured here showing off their pendants and key tags. They finished working on their pieces this week in their Design & Technology class!"

17:21 PM - 30 Nov 2023

"The 'Splendid' Government Inspector was a fantastic performance for all on the Yr12/13 Drama Trip to The Plesance Theatre, Islington. A brilliantly Brechtian performance of politics, parody and paranoia kept us entertained and exasperated in equal measure!"

13:00 PM - 30 Nov 2023

18:05 PM - 28 Nov 2023

"Frantic Assembly's long-awaited Metamorphosis at The Yvonne Arnaud last Thursday night for all Drama Students in KS4 and 5. It was a challenging and dynamic play - lots to analyse and evaluate, a brilliant experience for all!"

18:03 PM - 28 Nov 2023

16:11 PM - 27 Nov 2023

15:54 PM - 27 Nov 2023

Applying for a place in Year 7 for September 2024

Click here for a PDF copy of the presentation 

Admissions Catchment Area Map

Admissions Criteria

How Places Were Offered Over the Last 4 Years

If your child will reach the age of 11 between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024 you can apply for a secondary school place from 1 September 2023.


Important Dates for Applicants

  • 20 September 2023 – Hinchley Wood School Open Evening
  • 2 & 10 October 2023 – Open Mornings (booking essential which will open 18.9.23 via school reception)
  • 31 October 2023 – Closing date for applications
  • 12 December 2023 – Last date that an application might be accepted by the Local Authority as ‘late for good reason’
  • 1 March 2024 – Applicants who applied online will receive and email with their outcome.  Online applicants may also log in to their eAdmissions online account to view the outcome or access it through the mobile app ‘ParentComms’.  Letters will be sent by 1st class post to applicants who applied on paper and do not have an email address
  • 15 March 2024 – Date by which parents must accept or decline their offer of a school place
  • 28 March 2024 – Waiting list goes live.  Parents may contact the school to find out their child’s position on the list
  • 26 April 2024 – Notice of intent to lodge an appeal to be given to HWS Admissions Officer by email or post
  • 10 May 2024 – Deadline appeals to be lodged with Surrey Schools Admissions

Admissions Appeals

Parents have the right to appeal to an independent panel against the governors' decision not to offer a place.  If you are not offered a place at Hinchley Wood School and would like to lodge an appeal you should inform the Admissions Team at the school in writing, either by email to Mrs S Grealish, Admissions Manager: or by post to Admissions, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Esher, Surrey KT10 0AQ.  The Admissions Team will then notify Surrey School Appeals Service who administer the appeals.

Appeals for September 2024 resulting from year of entry applications:



Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by

Hinchley Wood School

1 March 2024

10 May 2024

15 July 2024 (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 notified in the letter with details of the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.