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We aim to provide children with a classical liberal education, regardless of background or ability.

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Consultation - 2024-25 Admissions

We are currently consulting on some proposed changes to our 2024-25 Admissions Policy.  You can read a letter regarding the proposed changes here and the full Admissions Policy here.

Reception Applications for 2023/24

Admissions for places in September 2023 are now closed. You can view our virtual tour of the school here.  Our admissions policy for 2023 can be found here. The school is open to anyone and is non-selective. Answers to some commonly asked admissions questions can be found here.

If the West London Free School Primary is oversubscribed, it’s published oversubscription criteria are used to decide the order in which applicants will be offered places.  If you have not been offered a place for Reception 2023 and would like to appeal, please read the following Appeal Dates & Information Leaflet,  Appeals Booklet and complete the following form.

Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority.  Those applying for a place in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are advised to read the section in the appeal’s booklet which refer to Reception, years 1 and 2.

Timescale for Reception 2023 appeals:

Deadline for parents to lodge their appeal: 4pm Wednesday 17th May 2023
  • Appellants will get at least 10 school days (14 calendar days) notice of the hearing date
  • Appellants will be set a deadline to submit additional evidence and for the clerk to send papers to panel and parties
  • Decision letters will be sent out within 10 school days (14 calendar days) of the date of the last appeal to be heard

Pupil Premium

The school has set aside 20% of places in Reception in 2023-24 for children eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant.  Eligibility will be determined if you are in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

If you think you fall in to this category, please fill out this form and send to admissions@wlfs-primary.org or post to the school by 15th January 2023. This is in addition to applying in the normal way, not instead of.

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.

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.

If the West London Free School Primary is oversubscribed, it’s published oversubscription criteria are used to decide the order in which applicants will be offered places.  If you have not been offered a place and would like to appeal, please read the following Appeal Guidance for Parents and complete the following formPlease note, the deadline for lodging an appeal is 20 school days after you have been informed we are unable to offer your child a place at the school. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage. Appeals are held within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal form.