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.
Families looking for a Reception or Nursery place for the next academic year (from September 2022) are warmly invited to join one of the Headteacher’s tours which are being held across the Autumn term (dates below). You can sign up for a place on a tour here or call the office on 020 89420215 during school hours if you need to request an alternative time for a tour. All our tours will be led by Mrs Dolan Walsh (Headteacher) or another senior member of staff. There are limited places on each tour so please bring a maximum of two adults per family.
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.
Please sign up for a small group tour (maximum 2 adults per family and there will be no more than 4 families in a group). Tours are available on the following dates and will start at 9.30am. You can sign up here.
|Tuesday 12th October - Reception||Thursday 14th October - Reception||Monday 18th October - Reception|
|Wednesday 20th October - Reception||Tuesday 2nd November - Reception||Thursday 4th November - Reception|
|Wednesday 10th November - Reception||Friday 12th November - Reception||Wednesday 17th November - Nursery|
|Friday 19th November - Reception||Thursday 25th November - Reception||Wednesday 1st December - Reception|
Tuesday 7th December -
Nursery and Reception
Thursday 9th December -
Nursery and Reception
Thursday 6th January -
Nursery and Reception
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 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:
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