Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is a two-form entry, voluntary aided school in the London Borough of Merton and places are allocated by our governing body once the application process (explained below) is complete. Our Published Admission Number is 30 children per class in Reception and 26 children for Nursery morning and afternoon sessions.
Most children join us in nursery, but others join in different year groups throughout the school year. Please do contact us to ask about availability for in-year admissions. If children are joining us from another school, it is helpful if they bring any records from their previous school when you come to visit us.
We firmly believe that visiting our school is the best way for families to discover what makes Sacred Heart special. Have a look at our Gallery page for some photographs of our Nursery and Reception classes in action, watch our Early Years welcome or 'Learning in Love' video, or download a copy of our prospectus below. We appreciate that applying for schools or nurseries can be daunting so please do contact us if you have any questions about the process.
We are introducing a new online application system to enhance our admissions process. Please use https://sacredheartnewmalden.applicaa.com/enquiry for any enquiries about joining the school.
Across the Autumn term each year we hold regular Headteacher tours for families looking for a Reception or Nursery place for the next academic year. You can book a tour now (using the red button above) or you are welcome to call the office on 020 89420215 during school hours to request a tour. All tours are led by Mrs Dolan-Walsh our Headteacher or another senior member of staff.
Sacred Heart offers flexible, wrap-around childcare for children aged 2 to 11 through our partnership with Kidz Klub breakfast and after-school club and Little Hearts pre-school. Click here for more information.
Please see details of our nursery offer below. You apply directly to us using our Nursery Application Form which is available on the link below.
Whether you're applying for a place in Reception or an in-year transfer, please be aware of the following:
If you have any problems using our new online application system please contact the school office. Paper forms are also available if you cannot access the online forms.
Click here for more information about our school nursery offer. As Sacred Heart is a voluntary aided school you apply to us directly for a nursery place. Children are eligible for Nursery the term following their 3rd birthday and need to have turned 3 by 31 August 2023 for entry in September 2023. If there are spaces available, children are able to join nursery at the start of the Spring or Summer term.
Eligible to start nursery
|Born between||Apply for a place|
|April 2023||1st January 2020 and 31st March 2020||We're accepting applications now|
|September 2023||1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020||We're accepting applications now|
|January 2024||1 September 2020 and 31 December 2020||We're accepting applications now|
|April 2024||1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021||We're accepting applications now|
You can complete our nursery application online at the following link: https://sacredheartnewmalden.applicaa.com/nursery
All children can start school in the September following their 4th birthday. If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 they are eligible to start school in September 2023. Merton publishes school admissions criteria on its website https://www.merton.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/admissions.
If you do not live in Merton you will need to apply through your own local authority and you can include Sacred Heart in your application. Please head to your local authority's website and follow the links to school admissions.
Please remember, in addition to applying through your local authority, our Supplementary Application Form (available to download below) should be returned direct to the school office.
If you have recently moved into the area and need a primary school place for your child you will need to complete an in-year application form. You are encouraged to contact us first to discuss availability. As we are a Merton school you can download a form by clicking here. In addition, our Supplementary Application Form (available to download above) should be completed and returned to the school.
The following link explains more about in-year applications. https://www.merton.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/admissions/in-year-school-admissions-junior-applications-and-transfers
From 18th March 2020 to 5th June 2022 the Bishops of England and Wales suspended the obligation to attend Mass in England and Wales. As of the 5th June, Pentecost, the Bishops will lift the suspension of the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Parents applying for a place at Sacred Heart, under a faith based criteria, will need to complete a Supplementary Application Form. Evidence of practice will be measured by frequency of attendance at Mass as validated by either a priest or minister, as was the case prior to 18th March 2020. These arrangements apply to 2023 admissions and subsequent admissions rounds.