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Reception Admissions

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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.

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, you can apply for a primary school reception year place for September 2022 from 1st September 2021.  Please note that your application form must be received by 15 January 2022.

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

What does 'oversubscribed' mean?

Fircroft Primary School is growing in popularity and last year we were over-subscribed. This means that more parents applied for our school than we had places for. We have a maximum of 60 Reception places available in 2021 - 2022. Last year, 215 applications listed Fircroft on their form at the closing date and pupils who lived up to 738 metres away were offered a place. This distance varies each year but is useful as a guide. All siblings were offered a place last year.

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.