The Priory, Church of England Primary School


Please note  the admissions closing dates for September 2020

NURSERY admissions closing date: 7th February 2020.
RECEPTION admissions (through Merton council) closing date:
15th January 2020.

The Priory is a two-form entry school with two nursery classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Admissions procedure

As a voluntary aided school the Governors have their own admission policy which comes into force if there are more applicants than places.

If an applicant does not receive the offer of a place at the school there is a right of appeal to the independent appeal panel.

Visiting the school

Please make an appointment with the school office. A tour of the school is then given by children from upper years. There are open mornings once a month, where children show visitors around the school and answer questions.

Nursery class

Applications for nursery can be made after the child's second birthday and children can start in the term after their third birthday, space permitting. We offer morning places and afternoon places under the Universal Entitlement and Full Time places to those qualifying for the Extended Entitlement. From September 2020 we will also be offering  self-funded full time places if there are spaces left after the government funded places have been allocated. Admission to our Nursery does not guarantee a place in the main school. For further details please refer to our admissions policy to be found under 'policies and documents' in the 'Our School' section of our website.


Children are admitted to reception class in September. To settle all the children, entrance is staggered over a period of a few weeks.

Admissions to other classes

Applications for places outside the normal admissions period will be coordinated by the Local Authority and an application form is available from the Morden Civic Centre (020 8274 4906). If applying for a Foundation Place, you will also need to complete a supplementary form which is available from admission forms section at the top of this page or from the school office.

Home Visits

Before your child starts nursery the teacher will visit your home to help your child settle into school life. The visits enable parents to share any concerns they might have with the teacher and teachers learn about the interests your child has. Children will see there is a direct link between home life and school, making their transition into school life easier.