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.
We have limited availability in some year groups for in-year admissions. Please contact us for more information or to arrange a visit.
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 in the process of 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. At other times of the year you are welcome to call the office on 020 89420215 during school hours or complete our enquiry form (see Contact Us above) to request a tour. All our tours are led by Mrs Dolan- Walsh (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 the school using our Nursery Application Form which is also available to download below.
Whether you're applying for a place in Reception or an in-year transfer, please be aware of the following:
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 2022 for entry in September 2022, and 31 December for entry in January 2023.
Eligible to start nursery
|Born between||Apply for a place|
|September 2022||1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019||We're accepting applications now|
|January 2023||1st September 2019 and 31st December 2019||We're accepting applications now|
|April 2023||1st January 2020 and 31st March 2020||We're accepting applications now|
All children can start school in the September following their 4th birthday. If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 they are eligible to start school in September 2022. 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 apply through the local authority where you live and complete your local authority's in-year application form. You are encouraged to contact us first to discuss availability. Merton residents can download a form from their website by clicking here. In addition our Supplementary Application Form (available to download above) should be completed and returned to the school.
For families in Merton 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