Nursery and Reception

Due to changes with the COVID restrictions, we are now able to invite prospective parents/carers into the school site. In addition to this, we have created a short virtual tour which we hope you will find a useful resource to find out more about our wonderful school. If you have any further enquiries please email us at or call 02085402637.

Nursery Applications

Supplementary forms can be downloaded from the website or obtained from the school office and must be completed and returned to school by:

Reception Applications

Applications can be completed online at . In cases where parents are unable to complete an online application, forms for reception places are available from the school office. The allocation of reception places is the responsibility of the local authority. Places are allocated using the criteria outlined below in the admissions policy. In addition to the common application form supplied by the LA, the Supplementary Information and Priest's Declaration Form (available from the school) must be completed and sent to the school no later than the closing date set by the LA. A place in the nursery does not necessarily guarantee a place in reception and a separate application form for reception needs to be completed even if your child has a place in our nursery.

Supplementary forms must be  returned to school by 15th Jan 2024 and be signed by your parish priest. A new supplementary form must be completed for reception as the nursery form will not be accepted.

Closing date for on-line applications to Merton Council 15th Jan 2024. Please make sure these are on time as it will impact upon your application.

All information is on Merton Council School admissions website.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE  - Supplementary Forms

As of the 5th June 2022, Pentecost, the Bishops of England and Wales reinstated the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Parents applying for a place at xxxx, under a faith based criteria will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form. Evidence of practice will be measured by frequency of attendance at Mass as validated by either a priest or minister, as was the case prior to 18th March 2020. These arrangements apply to the admissions round for 2023 and subsequent rounds.

Key dates in the application process




Closing date for reception applications.

 April 2024

Offer day.  Letters are posted to applicants who applied using a paper form.  Parents who applied online will be able to view the outcome of their application from the evening of (date to be confirmed) in April.

'In-Year' Transfers / Applications

If you would like your child to join St John Fisher at a time other than at the start of reception, you should contact the school office for an application form. If the relevant year group for your child is full (i.e. all 60 places are taken) then he/she will be placed on our waiting list. If there are spaces in the relevant year group, you will have the benefit of an initial meeting with our admin officer and one of the leadership team. This serves to ensure that we have all the necessary information to make your child's start at St John Fisher as smooth and positive as possible. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and tour the school if you haven't already done so. These applications will be dealt with by 31st August at the latest each year. 

Link to Merton Application for In Year Transfer Form.

Consultation on Admissions
September 2025

Please click on the following links for live materials for the Consultation process. 

Admission Covering Letter

Certificate of Catholic Practice

Draft Admissions Policy 2025-2026

The consultation period lasts from December 12th 2023 to 23rd January 2024.

If you have any comments regarding these changes, please could you ensure that your responses are received within this time period.

These can be sent by post to the address below or by emailing the Admissions Officer:

Admission Policy Consultation 2025
St. John Fisher RC Primary School
Grand Drive
SW20 9NA