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Hillcross Primary School provides Nursery education for 3 and 4 year olds for 15 hours per week, the term after they are three, under the Governments Free Early 'Universal' Education offer.  From September 2017, we will also offer an additional 15 hours free early education each week, either via the Governments 'extended' entitlement which is available to eligible working families at no cost, or for other families who wish to pay for this provision. For more information, please click on the 'Nursery Education: 30 Hour Offer' link below.


Hillcross follows the London Borough of Merton admissions policy.  If you are interested in a place with us, please contact the office to make an appointment on one of our Open Mornings, where we will be able to answer any questions you may have and give you a tour of the school.

For full details of the admissions process, please visit Merton's Admissions Page

Children born between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014

The application process for these places began on 1 September 2015.  Please see

Important dates:

The key dates for the Nursery 2016/17 process can be found in the following table. Please ensure that you meet the date for submitting your online application. Submitting a late application could seriously jeopardise your chances of being offered a place at one of your preferred community school nurseries.



September to December 2015

Parents can contact primary schools to arrange visits.

15 January 2016

Closing date for receipt of online applications. Common Application Forms should be returned to your first preference school.

11 February 2016

Closing date for applications from people moving into the borough, or changing address after 15 January 2016.

March to April

Applications are ranked according to admissions criteria.

6 May 2016

Offer day, letters are posted to applicants. Parents who applied online will be able to view the outcome of their application from the evening of 6 May.

20 May 2016

Date by which reply slips must be returned.


Children born between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015

The application process for these places will begin on 1 September 2016.

The Starting Nursery School 2017/18 booklet will be available  from September 2016. This booklet will contain all of the information you need regarding the application process.

1 April 2014 - 31 August 2014

Starts Nursery from September 2017

1 September 2014 - 31 December 2014

Starts Nursery from January 2018

1 January 2015 - 31 March 2015

Starts Nursery from April 2018