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Admissions

Reception Applications for 2022/23

Admissions for places in September 2022 are now open. You can read our prospectus here and our admissions policy for 2022 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.

The most efficient way to apply is via the e-admissions portal. You don't have to be a resident of Hammersmith and Fulham to apply. If you are applying for a place under the Pupil Premium category, please also complete the following supplementary form and send to admissions@wlfs-primary.org or post to the school by 15th January 2022.

Pupil Premium

The school has set aside 20% of places in Reception in 2021-22 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 2021. 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.