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Admissions

Our admissions process for a Reception place or Year 1 to Year 6 is done through Wandsworth Borough Council. Our school office manages all admissions to our very popular nursery (pre-school).

Do I apply for a nursery place or a primary place?

Nursery

Reception

Children born between: Apply by Start date Apply by Start date
1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 Feb 2022

Sept 2022

15 Jan 2023 Sept .2023
1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 03 Feb 2023 Sept 2023 Jan 2024 Sept 2024
1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 Feb 2024 Sept 2024 Jan 2025 Sept 2025
1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022 Feb 2025 Sept 2025 Jan 2026 Sept 2026

Reception applications

Fircroft is a non-selective community school. All admissions are through Wandsworth Council. Please click the link to read the 'Choose a Wandsworth School' Booklet – a helpful brochure produced to offer parents a step by step guide through the application process.

Lots of useful information about how the admissions system works can be viewed on the council’s website at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/admissions.

If you live outside of Wandsworth, you should apply through your home borough. For example, if you live in Merton and you want to apply to Fircroft (which is in Wandsworth) apply through Merton eAdmissions. 

www.wandsworth.gov.uk/admissions 

www.merton.gov.uk/admissions

www.croydon.gov.uk/education

www.lambeth.gov.uk/school-admissions

The following criteria are used by Wandsworth Borough Council when making decisions about admissions for a place in one of our Reception classes:

  1. Children classified as 'looked after' and those who 'ceased to be children looked after' because they were adopted, or because they became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order
  2. Children with a professionally supported exceptional medical need or exceptional social need for a place at a particular school, as decided by the Director of Education and Social Services
  3. Brothers and sisters of children on the roll of the school on the date of admission
  4. Children in order of straight line distance from home to school as measured by Wandsworth Council’s Geographical Information System

Please note that if your child attends our nursery, they will not automatically be offered a place in our reception. You must apply and be considered along with all other reception applications.

Appeals

Wandsworth has not yet updated the appeals process for the 2023 entry therefore the dates in the table below are subject to change.

 Primary School Admission Appeals Timetable 2023

September 2023 entry

Appeals for admission to Reception for Wandsworth primary schools for September 2022 will be heard according to the following timetable:

ACTION

DEADLINE

National Offer Day

17th April 2023

Date by which an appeal must be submitted

12th May 2023 (20 school days)

Dates when appeals will be heard

All appeals received by 12th May 2023 will be heard in the period 22nd June 2023 to 14th July 2023

Dates when appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing

7th June 2023 to 29th June 2023

(10 school days in advance of the hearing)

Date by which the Clerk sends appeal papers to the parents, the panel and the admission authority.

10th June 2023 to 4th July 2023

(7 clear working days before the appeal hearing)

Deadline for appellants to submit additional evidence

8.00am 3 working days before the appeal hearing.

Decision letters sent to the Appellants. 

Within 5 school days of the appeal hearing (whenever possible)

 

This information together with secondary school appeals information can be found on the Wandsworth Council Website using the link below:

https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/schools-and-admissions/admissions/school-admissions-appeals/school-admissions-appeals-timetable/