Admissions

 

Admissions for places in September 2017 have now closed.

In an earlier version of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham brochure for parents of children applying for places at the borough's primary schools, it said all pupils who joined this school before 1st September 2017 would be granted priority when applying to the West London Free School Secondary. In fact, the Secondary will only guarantee priority to applicants who joined the school before 1st September 2016. The West London Free School Academy Trust will make a decision in due course about whether to extend this priority to pupils who joined the school after 1st September 2016.

Catchment Area

Many parents have asked us about the school's catchment area. Unlike some other local schools, we don't have a catchment area. Rather, we allocate the lion's share of places according to straight-line distance from the school gate on Banim Street in Hammersmith. How close you'll have to live to the school in order to qualify for a place will depend on how many people apply in any given year and where they live. If less than 60 people apply for our 60 places, everyone will get a place. If more than 60 apply, we'll allocate the places according to who lives nearest to the school. For that reason, we can't say how close you'll need to live to be offered a place.

One further point. You shouldn't worry about "wasting" a first preference on our school. The way co-ordinated admissions works, if you aren't offered a place at the school you've ranked first, you'll be treated as if you've put the school you've ranked second first. And so on, down through the list. The bottom line is, if our school is your first choice, you should rank it first, regardless of how far you live from the school gate.

Our admissions policy for 2018 can be found here.

Pupil Premium

The school has set aside 20% of places in Reception in 2017-18 for children eligible for the Pupil Premium. If you think you fall in to this category, please fill out this form and send it to the email address printed on the form during the application window (1st September - 15th January). This is as well as applying in the normal way, not instead of.

In-Year Admissions

Should you wish to apply for an in-year place, please complete this application form and return it to the School Office with the necessary accompanying documentation.

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