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.
For Nursery Admissions please click here
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 2023 applications was 15th January 2023. If you wish to make a late application, please contact School Admissions.
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.
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.
Appeals Timetable in accordance with the School Admissions
Appeal Code 2012
Community Primary admission appeals to be heard between 5 June
2021 and 21 July 2023
a) Deadline for Lodging Appeals: 16 May 2023. Appeal forms received within the deadline will be heard between 5 June and 21 July 2023, although some appeals may be heard following this date, as required.
b) Appellants will receive at least 14 calendar days’ notice of their appeal hearing 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.
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 2023/24
Stanford Primary Admissions Policy 2024/25