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Applying for a Reception place at a primary school

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Reception applications for September 2014

Starting Primary School 2014 Booklet (3.1MB)

Offer letters for Reception were posted on 16 April 2014 and should arrive after 17 April. Please refer to your letter for answers to most questions.

If you have not yet made an application and would like to please contact school admissions for an application form as online applications cannot be made at this stage.


Breakdown of applications and offers for Merton schools for September 2014

Details of how places were offered in Merton are detailed below. Please note that Voluntary Aided schools rank their own pupils and you will have to contact the school for further information about how places were allocated.

 

SEN

LAC

Med/Soc

Siblings

Farthest distance offered (metres)

Abbotsbury Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 111

- - - - All on time applications received an offer

All Saints' CofE Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 140

- - - - All on time applications received an offer

Aragon Primary School

Places available - 90
Applications received - 182

- 1 - - All on time applications received an offer

Beecholme Primary School

Places available - 30
Applications received - 92

- 1 - 9 1069.96m

Benedict Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 72

- - - - All on time applications received an offer

Bishop Gilpin CofE Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received -347

- - - - Please contact school for further information

Bond Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 173

- - - - All on time applications received an offer

Cranmer Primary School

Places available - 90
Applications received - 234

1 2 - 39 1118.90m

Dundonald Primary School

Places available - 30
Applications received - 496

1 - 1 21 106.78m

Garden Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 115

- - - - All on time applications received an offer

Garfield Primary School

Places available - 90
Applications received - 244

- - - 19 3996.70m

Gorringe Park Primary School

Places available - 90
Applications received - 182

- - - - All on time applications received an offer

Haslemere Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 148

- 1 - 27 439.11m

Hatfeild Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 197

- 1 - 28 985.33m

Hillcross Primary School

Places available - 90
Applications received - 250

- - - 28 1993.1m

Hollymount Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 263

- 1 - 35 342.08m

Holy Trinity CofE Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 362

-   - - Please contact school for further information

Joseph Hood Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 140

- - - - All on time applications received an offer

Liberty Primary School

Places available - 90
Applications received - 155

- - - - All on time applications received an offer

Links Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 141

1 - - 30 348.41m

Lonesome Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 140

1 - - - 764.91m

Malmesbury Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 113

1 1 - 25 4282.21m

Merton Abbey Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 127

- - - 15 4402.45m

Merton Park Primary School

Places available - 30
Applications received - 234

1 - - 16 345.79m

Morden Primary School

Places available - 30
Applications received - 115

- - - 13 788.10m

Pelham Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 347

- 1 - 15 477.95m

Poplar Primary School

Places available - 90
Applications received - 225

- - - 33 1207.34m (all APA residents were offered within the first 60 places)

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 155

- - - - Please contact school for further information

Singlegate Primary School

Places available - 90
Applications received - 318

- 1 - 24 625.98m

SS Peter & Paul RC Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 149

- - - - Please contact school for further information

St John Fisher RC Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 168

- - - - Please contact school for further information

St Mark's Primary School

Places available - 30
Applications received - 206

- - - 15 337.07m

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 210

- - - - Please contact school for further information

St Matthew's CofE Primary School

Places available - 30
Applications received - 137

- - - - Please contact school for further information

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 128

- - - - Please contact school for further information

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

Places available - 90
Applications received - 155

- - - - All on time applications received an offer

Stanford Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 147

- - - 26 1982.75m

The Priory CofE Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 275

- - - - Please contact school for further information

The Sherwood School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 140

- 1 - 27 731.46m

West Wimbledon Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 250

- - - 21 741.46

William Morris Primary School

Places available - 60
Applications received - 101

- - - 17 All on time applications received an offer

Wimbledon Chase Primary School

Places available - 90
Applications received - 489

1 1 - 44 261.40m (within the APA only)

Wimbledon Park Primary School

Places available - 90
Applications received - 323

- - - 41 234.89m (first 60 places) 395.24m (APA)

Schools with vacancies or short waiting lists in Reception.

This information is accurate as of 16 April 2014. A short waiting list is one with 5 children or less on it. Due to the nature of school admissions this information can change quickly and schools may not have vacancies for very long. You may be on the waiting list for a school that appears on this list, this does not mean that you have been overlooked for a place, simply that you are included in the short waiting list for this school.

  • Abbotsbury Primary School
  • All Saints' CofE Primary School
  • Beecholme Primary School
  • Aragon Primary School
  • Benedict Primary School
  • Bond Primary School
  • Garden Primary School
  • Garfield Primary School
  • Hillcross Primary School
  • Joseph Hood Primary School
  • Liberty School
  • Lonesome Primary School
  • Malmesbury Primary School
  • Merton Abbey Primary School
  • Sacred Heart RC Primary School
  • St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic School
  • Stanford Primary School
  • William Morris Primary School

Meeting the increased demand for spaces

The council has substantially increased its Reception year capacity over the past six years (by approximately 30%) and we are already providing three extra classes for this September compared to last.

However, the increase in demand has been exceptional and we will need to ensure that up to two more extra classes can be provided. If the extra places are provided at maintained schools they will be at Ofsted rated 'good' or 'outstanding' schools.

The situation has become complicated this year by the legal challenges meaning the Dundonald Primary School expansion cannot provide extra places for September 2014, and the uncertainty regarding whether Park Community (Free School) will open, which we are still seeking to confirm.

We undertake to ensure the position is clear to you by the end of May before the second round of offers are made at around this time. In the meantime we will update our webpage Increased demand for Reception places when there is further news.

Further information

Central offers

If you received an offer for a school you did not name on your application form, it is known as a Central Offer. This means that we were unable to offer a place at any of the schools you named in your application. We have offered you a place at an appropriate school within DfE recommended distance and length of journey guidelines.

Waiting lists

You are automatically placed on the waiting list for any schools placed higher in your preference list than the one you were offered. Merton Community school waiting lists will close on 31 December 2014. If you wish to remain on the list after this time, please make your request in writing during December. Requests made before December will be disregarded.

You can find out your position on a Merton Community school by calling School Admissions. All children on waiting lists will be considered in the second round of allocations. Allocations are made from the waiting list as places become available.

You may go on to the waiting list for schools named lower in your preferred list as well as ones you did not name in your original application if you put the request in writing.

Waiting list positions for Merton community schools will be available from School Admissions after 1 June 2014. To find out waiting list information for a school outside the London Borough of Merton, or for a school in Merton that is its own admission authority, you should contact the relevant authority:

Merton Community Schools - please contact School Admissions after 1 June 2014

Abbotsbury Aragon Beecholme Bond
Cranmer Dundonald Garden Garfield
Gorringe Park Haslemere Hatfeild Hillcross
Hollymount Joseph Hood Liberty Links
Lonesome Malmesbury Merton Abbey Merton Park
Morden Pelham Poplar The Sherwood
Singlegate Stanford St Mark's West Wimbledon
William Morris Wimbledon Chase Wimbledon Park  

The following schools are Voluntary Aided or Academy and will hold their own waiting lists:

All Saints' CofE Primary School 020 8540 3004 Benedict Primary School 020 8648 4726
Bishop Gilpin CofE Primary School 020 8946 6666 Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 020 8542 1591
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School 020 8942 0215 SS Peter & Paul Catholic School 020 8648 1459
St John Fisher RC Primary School 020 8542 2637 St Mary's Catholic School 020 8542 5480
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 020 8947 7227 St Teresa's RC Primary School 020 8648 1846
St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School 020 8648 0869 The Priory CofE Primary School 020 8540 5059

Other boroughs

Telephone Link to school admissions
London Borough Croydon 020 8726 6400 School admissions at - www.croydon.gov.uk
Royal Borough Kingston Upon Thames 020 8547 4610 School admissions at - www.kingston.gov.uk
London Borough Lambeth 020 7926 9503 School admissions at - www.lambeth.gov.uk
London Borough Sutton 020 8770 5000 School admissions at - www.sutton.gov.uk
London Borough Wandsworth 020 8871 7316 School admissions at - www.wandsworth.gov.uk
Surrey County Council 08456 009 009 School admissions at - www.surreycc.gov.uk

Letters and reply slips

All applicants should have received an outcome letter, unless the application was made very recently and is still being processed. If you have not received your letter by 25 April, please contact School Admissions for a copy.

Reply slips for late applications and places offered from the waiting lists must be returned within the time detailed in the letter.

Late applications

If you have not made an application you will have to complete a Starting Reception 2014 Application Form. If you would like to name additional preferences please can you make the request in writing. All late preferences are included in the second round of offers. After the second round of offers, places are offered as they become available. All late applications and additional preferences will be added to the waiting list if a lower preference is offered.

Changes to your application

All requests to change your application must be made in writing either by post or email to the addresses below. Any new preferences are late applications.

Appeals

If you would like to appeal against the decision not to offer you a place at one of your preferred schools, please read the Appeals page carefully. Please also see the Appeals FAQs for more information to specific questions. Although the deadline for making an appeal has passed, you can still submit an appeal but it is unlikely to be heard before September.

Applications for September 2015

If your child has a date of birth between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 you will be able to apply for Reception 2015 online from 1 September 2014. Application packs will be distributed through Merton School Nurseries during the Autumn term. If your child does not attend Nursery or does not attend a Merton school Nursery, please register with your local school for an application pack.

Related websites

See also

Contact us

School Admissions Team
Civic Centre
Morden
SM4 5DX

Email: admissions@merton.gov.uk

This page was last updated on Wednesday 23 April 2014