Admissions to St Teresa’s RC Primary School
Contact telephone No: 0208 648 1842 option 2 (Mrs Lorraine Isaac) or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We warmly welcome prospective parents to view the Nursery/Reception/whole school. Please either telephone to book a viewing via the contact details or email address above, providing us with details of your name, address, telephone number and child’s date of birth.
Forms currently available
We only have forms below for parents applying for Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception places up until September 2023. If your child is going to be 3 years old between 1st September 2023 and 31 August 2024, these forms will be available online and in school from 1st May 2023, not before. Please download these or collect a pack from the school. from this date onwards. Thank you.
Primary School Applications
As we are a Catholic primary School, a Supplementary Information Form signed by your Parish Priest, forms part of our application process. Mass attendance was not obligatory during the Covid Pandemic but as of the 5th June 2022, Pentecost, the Bishops have reinstated the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Parents applying for a place at Catholic Primary or High School’s, under a faith based criteria, will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form.
We welcome applications from all families for our thriving Nursery and Reception classes as well as in year applications elsewhere in the school, where spaces exist.
Take a look at our Early Years by following the link below.
Take a look at our L.O.V.E. booklet
Pre-Nursery Applications for places in January 2023 and April 2023 (children born between 1.09.19 and 31.08.20)
If you would like your child to join our Pre-Nursery, the term after they are 3 years old, please download the following forms, complete the necessary documents and submit to the school.
Following trialling out taking rising 3’s during the Autumn Term 2021, Spring Term 2022 and Summer Term 2022, into our pre-Nursery, we have decided to continue with this procedure. This means children who will be 3 years old during the term before they receive government funding (which is from the next term after they are 3 years old) could potentially take up a place from the day they are 3 years old. These places would be offered on a paid basis, at a reasonable cost, for either 15 hours or 30+ hours per week. Please contact Mrs Isaac in the school office or if you prefer, via email at:
email@example.com, for more information.
Nursery Applications for places in September 2023
If you would like your child to join our Nursery in the September following their 3rd birthday, please download the following forms, complete the necessary documents and submit them to the school.
The closing date for Nursery Applications for September 2023 is the 28 February 2023.
Applications for Reception September 2023
The closing date for this intake (for children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019) is 15 January 2023. You will only see the Admissions Policy, Supplementary Information Form and Applications Information Form for the time being. Our letter with full instructions will be added during September, when the local authority online form will be open and packs will be available from the school for collection.
IF YOU ATTEND ST. TERESA’S CHURCH AND NEED TO HAVE YOUR SUPPLEMENTARY FORM SIGNED, CANON MICHAEL HAS ASKED THAT YOU BRING THE FORM INTO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY 21 OCTOBER. HE WILL THEN SIGN AND STAMP THESE AND RETURN TO THE SCHOOL, IN GOOD TIME FOR THE CLOSING DATE OF 15 JANUARY 2023.
In year Primary School Applications (PDF)
Pupils moving into the area mid-term and/or without a school place can apply via Merton Council’s In Year Application Process. Please contact the local authority to whom you pay your Council Tax e.g. London Borough of Merton Tel: 0208 274 4906 or London Borough of Sutton Tel: 0208 770 6080, who will be able to advise you further. Please read the protocol provided by London Borough of Merton here.
As we are a Catholic Primary School,. you will also need to provide us with a Supplementary Information Form, signed and stamped by your Parish Priest. Please see below forms for In-Year Admissions which you can download and complete. Alternatively, please telephone the school office to arrange to collect a pack of forms instead.
In-Year Parent Letter for Reception – Y6 (children currently attending a school outside Merton)
In-Year Parent Letter for Reception – Y6 (children currently attending a Merton school)
Once these forms are completed please telephone the school office for an appointment to bring them in with the supporting documents, for copying.
If you have any questions about the applications process please contact our Admissions Officer, Lorraine Isaac by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on: 0208 648 1846 option 2.
Reception Admissions Appeals
Parents have the right to appeal in certain circumstances, if they are unsuccessful in gaining a Reception place for their child. Details relating to the appeals process can be found in the school admission policy.
Additional information and advice on the appeals process is available from the Education Commission in this document:.Appeals-Advice-to-parents-primary-2012
Please note that parents do not have the right to appeal as part of the Nursery admissions procedure.