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Hillcross follows the London Borough of Merton admissions policy.  If you are interested in a place with us, please click the link at the side of the page 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 the Merton Admissions webpage

All children can start Reception in the September following their 4th birthday. Applications can be made during the period 1 September to 15 January before the child is due to start. If your child attends a Merton School Nursery you will be provided with information at the correct time. If your child does not attend a Merton School Nursery, please go to the Merton Admissions webpage the September after your child's 3rd birthday to make an online application.

School Admissions Phone Number: 020 8274 4906 

Applying for a Reception place starting in September 2017

The key dates for the Reception 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 schools.



September 2016 to January 2017

Parents can contact primary schools to arrange visits.

Thursday 1st September 2016

Online applications can be made.

Thursday 15 February 2017

Closing date for online applications or paper application forms.
After this date your application will be considered as late.

9 February 2017

Closing date for applications that have been classified as ‘late for good reason’.
The reason and evidence must also be included with the application.             For more information on late applications visit the website.

18 April 2017

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 18 April.

June to July 2017

Admission appeals.

September 2017

Children start school in Reception.