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.

 Admissions photo


For Nursery Admissions please click here


Reception Class

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 2022 applications is 15th January 2022.


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 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.


All appellants must now appeal online to the Croydon Independent Appeals Service.  For an appeal form and information please visit:


 For further information regarding appeals:

Admissions Appeals - Parents Guide

Admissions Appeals - Frequently Asked Questions



Stanford Primary Admissions Policy 2022/23 

Stanford Primary Admissions Policy 2023/24



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