Merton Park Primary School


Admission to Merton Park Primary School

The admissions policy of the school is determined by the Governing Board. The present policy is to follow the admissions policy recommended by the Local Authority, which is Merton. All places are allocated by the Schools Admissions Section of the Local Authority.      


Children are admitted to Reception in the September following their 4th birthday. There are 30 places in each year. Please refer to the Merton website for admission criteria. Online applications (available on the Merton Website) open in the September prior to admission. Merton will notify parents/carers of their offer in the March prior to entry.


Children are admitted to Nursery in the September or January following their third birthday. There is no entry in April unless places are available. There is a single application and offer process each year for Nursery places, irrespective of the term you wish your child to start. Applications for admission to Nursery should be made by following the link on the Merton website. The closing date for returned forms is in January. Offers are sent out to parents in May for the whole academic year. When full, our Nursery has 26 morning places and 26 afternoon places - each for 3 hours. Currently we have 16 places for those parents who wish their child to attend Nursery for 30 hrs. Parents should apply to the school for the additional hours once they have been allocated a Nursery place at Merton Park.

Please refer to the Merton website for admission criteria.

Parents of prospective pupils should use the following links for information on Nursery, Reception and general school admissions:

In-year admissions    (There are 30 places in each year group)

Nursery admissions

Reception admissions 


Admission to secondary schools:

For full details of how to apply to secondary schools both in and outside the London Borough of Merton, please click here.

Please click here for information about the application process.