18:01 PM - 16 May 2024

Congratulations to the Year 9s who completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition last weekend and successfully navigated their way through the Surrey Hills in very hot conditions. They showed amazing teamwork and really impressed the instructors. Well done Year 9!

18:00 PM - 14 May 2024

HWS Girls U14 Hockey A Team are National Champions!Click on the link below for the full report.

18:00 PM - 8 May 2024

17:00 PM - 5 May 2024

18:00 PM - 3 May 2024

18:00 PM - 2 May 2024

Come and celebrate May the Fourth (Star Wars Day) in the library with these highly original interpretations of the Star Wars stories. Perfect for Year 7, or any fan!...#MayThe4thBeWithYou

18:00 PM - 1 May 2024

Well done to the Year 7 & Year 8 Netball Teams who took part in the Surrey Netball finals last Friday at the Surrey Sports Park. Year 7s came 4th in Division 1 and Year 8s came 4th in Division 2, this was out of all the schools in the Surrey and Woking league!

18:00 PM - 29 Apr 2024

Well done to the Year 10s who completed their Silver DofE qualifying expedition at the weekend. They fully embraced the very wet and windy conditions showing considerable determination throughout.

18:02 PM - 26 Apr 2024

18:00 PM - 23 Apr 2024

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
  • 28 March 2024 – Notice of intent to lodge an appeal to be given to HWS Admissions Manager by email or post
  • 15 April 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

15 April 2024

18 June 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.