We currently have places available for children to join our Nursery in the summer term. We are also accepting applications for Reception in September and have limited availability for in-year admissions for certain year groups.
Please contact us for more information or to arrange a visit. We're happy to offer Covid-secure 1:1 tours of the school. Visiting our school is a good 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.
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary 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.
Please apply directly to the school using our Nursery Application Form which is available to download below.
Whether you're applying for a place in Reception or an in-year transfer, please be aware of the following:
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.
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. If your child was born between 1st January 2018 and 31st March 2018 and would like to join us in the Summer Term (from April 2021) please contact us. You will need to complete and return our Nursery Application Form (available to download below). Children are eligible for Nursery the term following their 3rd birthday and need to have turned 3 by 31 August for entry in September 2021, and 31 December for entry in January 2022.
Eligible to start nursery
|Born between||Apply for a place|
|September 2021||1st April 2018 and 31st August 2018||We're accepting applications now|
|January 2022||1st September 2018 and 31st December 2018||We're accepting applications now|
|April 2022||1st January 2019 and 31st March 2019||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 2016 and 31st August 2017 they are eligible to start school in September 2021. 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.
The timetable for admission appeals is as follows:
28th May 2021 - deadline for submission of admission appeals
w/c 21st June 2021 - appeal hearings (at least 10 school days' notice of the date will be given)
2nd July - deadline for school to send decision letters
Appeals should be submitted using the form below.