Admissions to St Teresa’s RC Primary School

Contact telephone No:  0208 648 1842 option 2 (Mrs Lorraine Isaac) or    Email:

Consultation on the admissions arrangements for 2025/26.

Proposed Admission Arrangements for St Teresa’s RC Primary School for entry in September
This is an important message, please ensure that it is passed on to your Admissions Officer,
Headteacher, Chair of Governors, the parents/carers of your pupils and any other interested
In accordance with the School Admissions Code 2021, St Teresa’s RC Primary School is
currently consulting on the admission arrangements for entry in September 2025.
The admissions criteria adopted for these proposed Policies, are as recommended by the
Catholic Diocese of Southwark. The main change is that we are adopting the Catholic
Certificate of Practice in place of the Supplementary Information Form.
The other change is that the Policies for Pre-Nursery and Nursery have been amalgamated
and Reception and In-Year have been amalgamated. These can be viewed below:
St Teresa’s RC Primary School’s website under the “Admissions” tab.
The consultation will be held from Thursday 14th December 2023 to 2023 and responses must
be received by Thursday 25th January 2024 and should be sent by post or email to:
Mrs L Isaac
Admissions Officer,
St Teresa’s RC Primary School
Montacute Road,

Draft In Year & Reception Admissions Policy and Procedures 2025 – 2026

Draft Nursery Admissions Policy and Procedures 2025 – 2026

School Viewings

Please contact the school for a viewing of the Reception for September 2024   Please email with your name if you wish to attend. If this is not convenient, please contact the school for another more convenient date.

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 2024.  If your child is going to be 3 years old between 1st September 2024 and 31 August 2025, these forms will be available online and in school from 1st May 2024, 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 and get this signed and stamped by their Parish Priest.

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.

Early Years Video

Take a look at our L.O.V.E. booklet

Pre-Nursery Applications for places in January 2024 and April 2024 (children born between 1.09.20 and 31.03.21)

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.

Pre-Nursery Applicants letter24.docx

Apps Info Form Pre-Nursery24.docx

2024Pre-Nursery Entry Procedure .docx

Pre-NurseryAdmissions PolicyJan&April24.docx

Pre-Nursery Supplementary Information Form24

Since the Autum Term 2021, children who are turning 3 years  but not yet able to obtain government funding until the term after they are 3 years old, are now also able to join our Pre-Nursery Mini T’s class. This option has been appreciated by parents and so we will continue this offer this for next year. Places are 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: for more information.

Nursery Applications for places in September 2024 (children born between 1.09.20 and 31.08.21)

If you would like your child to join our main Nursery in the September following their 3rd birthday,  rather than attend our pre-nursery, please download the following forms, complete the necessary documents and submit them to the school.

Nursery Applicant’s Letter September 2024

Nursery Entry Procedure September 2024

Nursery Admissions Policy 2024.25

Nursery Supplementary Form 24.25

Nursery Applicants Information Form

The closing date for Nursery Applications for September 2024 is the 28 February 2024.

Applications for Reception September 2024 

The closing date for this intake (for children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020) is 15 January 2024 Our letter below has full instructions and the forms you need are listed too.  However, if you prefer to collect an application pack from the school office. Please do so.  The local authority Starting primary School booklet is attached, showing you schools available in the area and how to apply.



Overview of the Application Process for Rec 2024

Applicants Information form Reception 2024

Reception Admissions Policy 2024

Reception Supplementary Form 2024

In year Primary School Applications (PDF)

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)

In-Year Applicant’s Information Form for Reception – Y6

In-Year Supplementary Information Form for Reception to Y6

In-Year Admissions Policy for Reception -Y6

Once your forms are completed please telephone the school office for an appointment to bring them in with the supporting documents, for copying.

Further Information

If you have any questions about the applications process please contact our Admissions Officer, Lorraine Isaac by email at 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.

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