Stanford Primary


At Stanford Primary School, our admissions for pupils joining Reception - Year 6, including the school's waiting lists, are administrated in conjunction with Merton Borough Council.

Please see the relevant sections below for information and guidance on admissions and transfers to Stanford Primary School.

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Children are entitled to attend our Nursery provision the term after their third birthday.  We have three admission points during the year- September, January and April.

Our current session is mornings from 8.40 -11.45am.

We also offer 30 hours provision for pupils who are eligible.  These children attend the Nursery class during the morning session and stay until 3.15pm including lunch times. 

Click here to learn if you are eligible for 30 hours provision.  

We also offer places for parents to pay for the additional afternoon session.  Each additional session is charged at £5.00.

To apply for a Nursery place at Stanford Primary School, you will need to complete our application form which is available from the school office. You can also download this form here and email it to or return it to the School Office. Nursery admissions are managed by the school regardless of which Local Authority you reside in. 

Deadlines for applications for the following start dates are:        

April 2021 Start- 28th February 2021

September 2021 Start – 14th May 2021

Applications returned after these dates will be accepted and processed once places have been allocated for applications received by the deadline.

Having a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception.  You will need to re-apply for a Reception Class place.



Children are eligible to start in Reception in the September of the school year in which they turn five years old (the school year runs from 1 September to 31 August). 

Reception admissions are organised centrally by London Borough of Merton school admissions.

 Click here to apply for a Reception place online.

 The deadline for Reception 2020 applications is 15th January 2020.


Years 1 - 6

Admission into these year groups would typically be for In-year School Admissions (for children new to the area or without a school), and transfers.

In-year Admissions can only be submitted by completing a paper copy of the Merton In-year Admission form.

For further guidance, click the link below.


Admissions to Stanford Specialist Provision

Places within these classes are allocated via Merton Special Educational Need’s Admission Team and not via our school office.  Please follow the link and read our guidance on what you should do if you are interested in a place.  Please note, attending Stanford Primary School does not mean you will be given a place in the ARP classes. 


Home Visits                                    

Once a place at Stanford has been offered, a mutual time for a Home Visit will be arranged so that we can get to know your child and family before they start.  At the Home Visit we will bring an Enrolment Pack and talk you through the steps to supporting your child to join Stanford. Your child should be present during a Home Visit. We pride ourselves on helping children to have a smooth transition to Stanford by working closely with parents and carers.


Admission Appeals

Appeals Timetable in accordance with the School Admissions Appeal Code 2012 and The School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

Primary admission appeals to be heard between 7 June 2021 and 22 July 2021

a) Deadline for Lodging Appeals: 17 May 2021. Appeal forms received within the deadline will be heard between 7 June 2021 and 22 July 2021. We aim to hear all appeals lodged within the normal timescales before 22 July 2021, however some appeals may be heard during August.

b) Appellants will receive notice of the date of their appeal hearing at least 14 calendar days before the hearing date and, where possible, up to 21 calendar days ahead of the date.

c) Appellants must submit their additional evidence and the admission authority to submit their evidence at least 14 calendar days prior to the hearing date.

d) Decision letters will be sent to appellants within 7 calendar days of the hearing, or, where multiple appeals for a school are heard on more than one day within 7 calendar days of the last hearing day for that school.


Stanford Admissions Policy 2021/22 

Stanford Admissions Policy 2022/23 



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