Applying for admission to Year 7 in September 2024

The admission process for entry into Year 7 in September 2024 is administered by the Local Authority. Details can be found below.

In-Year Admissions

Applications should be made via Surrey County Council. Details of how to apply can be found on the In-Year admission pages of their website.

The local Authority address for Admissions is:

School Admissions team
Surrey County Council
PO Box 475

Tel: 0300 200 1004

The application window for September 2024 closed on 31 October 2023. For late applications please see here for the link to Surrey’s admissions page.

If you do not have access to the internet you can call on 0300 200 1015 to request a paper copy to be sent to you.

Letters or emails of notification will be sent to all parents early in March 2024 indicating the school their son/daughter has been offered. Please contact the school if you have any queries in connection with your application/prospective application to Kings College Guildford on 01483 458956 or email

Admission Appeals

The appeals’ timetable for Year 7 intake for September 2024 is available here: Appeal Timetable 2024 own AA

If you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place at Kings College and you wish to lodge an appeal, details of how to proceed can be found here.

Admission Criteria

For September 2024, our Published Admissions Number in Year 7 is 120.

Oversubsciption criteria

When Kings College is over-subscribed, applications for entry in 2024/25 will be ranked in the following order:

  • First Priority: Looked After and Previously Looked After Children.
  • Second Priority: Exceptional arrangements – as explained in our Admissions Policy below.
  • Third Priority: Siblings at the College at the time of admission. A sibling will be considered to be a brother, sister, half-brother, step-brother, step-sister or an adoptive or foster sibling living at the same address.
  • Fourth Priority: Children of Staff. Priority is given to the children of staff where the member of staff has been employed at Kings College for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made. The member of staff must complete the supplementary information form attached.
  • Fifth Priority: Students who live the closest to the College at the close of the admissions application date. The distance is measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey, to the nearest school gate available for pupils to use. This calculated using the Admission and Transport Team’s Geographical Information System. In all cases proof of address must be provided. In the case of our services families a letter from the Commander is acceptable.