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Last year 91% of applicants applied online.
We recommend that you apply online via the eadmissions link below:
You may be asked some additional questions depending on the school preferences you name.
If you move home or your circumstances change after completing your application, you must inform us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Applying on line is quick and easy and comes with the following benefits:
Once you have registered to apply online, please keep a note of your user name and password. You will then be able to return to your application to make amendments until the statutory closing date of 15 January 2017, and to view the outcome on the evening of 18 April 2017.
If you apply using the online system it is important that you do not submit a paper form. Applying online and on paper will, at the very least, delay your application form being processed. If more than one application is completed for a child, the one with the later date on it will normally be accepted and the earlier one withdrawn.
All applications received by the closing date are treated equally. There is no priority for people who get their forms in early, so please take your time and only submit your application when you have carefully considered your options.
If you are completing a paper form rather than applying online, your form should be returned by 15 January 2017. If your child attends a Merton school nursery, please return your form to the school by the closing date. The school will keep a register of applications received in case any go missing before being processed. If your child does not attend a Merton school nursery, your form should be either hand delivered or posted to School Admissions Team, London Borough of Merton, Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX. Forms must be received by 15 January 2017.
No responsibility can be taken for forms lost in the post. Wherever possible we recommend completing your application using the online system to avoid any potential postal problems. Online applicants will automatically receive email confirmation that their application has been submitted.
Please note that if you send a paper form in an A4 envelope, postage will be in excess of a single first class stamp. If insufficient postage is paid, the form may not reach our office and your application will be jeopardised.
This is the order in which you name the schools you are applying for. You should name the school that you want your child to attend the most as your first preference. So, if more than one of the schools you have named are able to offer places, you will be allocated the school you want the most. Please think about the order in which you name your schools very carefully. If you change your mind at a later date it may not be possible to offer a place at a lower preference school.
No. All applications for places are considered at the same time; this is called an equal preference scheme. Once all applications for schools have been ranked, if a place can be offered at more than one preference, an offer will be made for the school named as the highest preference out of those that can be offered.
If the school is oversubscribed, that is there are more applicants than places available, all applications will be ranked in the order described in the admissions criteria. Once all applications have been ranked we can see if a child’s name is high enough on a ranking list to be offered a place. If a child can be offered a place at more than one school we will offer a place at whichever of these schools is the higher preference.
We consider the home address to be the address where the child lives with their parents or legal guardian. If you have joint access the parent who looks after the child for most of the school week should make the application and give their address. This address is always checked for oversubscribed schools and documentary proof may be requested.
It will normally be the address of the parent who receives Child Benefit. If you are unsure, please contact the School Admissions Team at email@example.com for advice.
No. We cannot accept the address of childminders or a family who may help you with the care of your child. It must be the child’s home address.
If you are living at a temporary address, changing your address before your child attends the school you choose, or will be returning to this country from an HM Forces posting overseas or temporary employment overseas, please contact the School Admissions Team for advice.
If you change your permanent address after 9 February 2017, but before your child is admitted to the school, you should inform the School Admissions Team in writing. It is not sufficient to tell the school only. Please note that change of address details will only be accepted upon receipt of a new Council Tax bill or a new tenancy agreement. Other documents may also be requested to support a change of address. If you move after the form is submitted, but before 9 February 2017, please contact School Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Please note, the offer of a place may be withdrawn if it is discovered that a parent has given an incorrect address or an ‘address of convenience’, such as a deliberate temporary address, business address, the home of a relative, a childminder’s address or the address of a parent whom the child does not live with for most of the school week.
This page was last updated on Wednesday 26 October 2016