Hotham Primary School

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Admissions

Children are admitted into the Reception Class in the Autumn Term of the school year in which they have their 5th birthday.  We operate a staggered intake system over a three week period, where all successful applicants will be given an admission date and time for starting school.  All pupils currently attend mornings only (8:55am – 12noon) for the first 3 weeks of the Autumn Term. After this initial period, the children will then attend school full-time.

All applicants for a Reception place must list the school on their Local Authority online or paper application form.  You must also complete a supplementary information sheet if you wish your child to be considered for a place in the Bilingual class.  This form can be found at: Hotham Bilingual form.   All applicants not offered a place in the bilingual class will be considered for the Open (English only) class.  

The admission criteria and priority order for both the ‘Open’ and ‘Bilingual’ classes are:

  1. Children looked after and those who cease to be children looked after because they were adopted, or because they became subject of a residence order or a special guardianship order.
  2. Children with a professionally supported exceptional medical need or exceptional social need for a place at Hotham as decided by the Director of Wandsworth Children Services.
  1. Siblings (children with a sister or brother attending school at their time of entry).
  2. Straight line distance from home to school.

For further information on admissions and application forms, please see Wandsworth Council website -

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/admissions/

Nursery Admissions

Priority is given to children who will be turning 4 during the school year, are Wandsworth residents and have a sibling currently attending the school.  Closing date for Nursery applications is : 15th February 2019.   A copy of the application form is available :  Nursery Application form for Sept 2019.  Please return the form to the school office or email a copy to info@hotham.wandsworth.sch.uk  We hope to make our first round of offers on 8th March and will continue making offers until our nursery places are full.

Information on our nursery admissions policy can be found here:  /docs/Policies/Hotham_Nursery_Admissions_Policy_February_2019.pdf

We offer the following nursery options:

Option

Number of places

Hours attending

Additional cost (not including meals)

Week 1

6

Monday & Tuesday 9-3.15pm and Wednesday 9am – 12pm

None

Week 2

6

Wednesday 12.15-3.15pm and Thursday and Friday 9am until 3.15pm

None

Full Time

Up to 6

Monday to Friday 9am until 3.15pm

None (allocated at the Head Teacher’s discretion)

14

Monday to Friday 9am until 3.15pm

£15 a day payable in advance by half termly instalments

Eligible for 30 hour a week top up scheme

Please see Wandsworth Council website for further information : http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200076/nursery_schools

We operate a staggered intake system over a three week period, where all successful applicants will be given an admission date and time for starting the Nursery.  After this initial period, the full-time children will then attend the Nursery full-time.

We are now offering the Government's 30 hour extended hours nursery offer.  For information on this scheme, please visit https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk/kb5/wandsworth/fsd/service.page?id=lx2kqEeShZs.  

Visits to the School

Open mornings for our Reception and Nursery classes are published on our homepage and take place in the Autumn term for the following September's intake.

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