Admissions

*ADMISSION CRITERIA *
Where there are more applicants than places, Governors of the school will allocate places in accordance with the following order of priority:

1. Looked-after children and children who were previously looked after, but ceased to be so because, immediately after being looked after, they became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order.
*2. Baptised children of Church of England families who attend the Parish Church of The Annunciation. *

3. Baptised children of Church of England families who attend another Church of England Church.

4. Baptised children of other Christian communions. These Christian communions are members of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. (Churches Together in Britain and Ireland is the successor body to the British Council of Churches, and co-ordinates the work of the four nations.)

5. Baptised children of Church of England families who cannot show evidence of 2 years’ attendance, 26 times per year.

6. All other children.

TIE-BREAKER
In the event of over-subscription in any of the above criteria, priority will be given to:
FIRST TIE BREAKER: Children with siblings already on the roll of the school who will still be in the school at the time the applicant is admitted.
SECOND TIE BREAKER: Children living closest to the school.

Reception 2018-2019: the closing date for applications was January 15, 2018. The class is currently full. Please complete 'General Intake form for 2018/2019' to be placed on the waiting list.

Nursery 2018/2019 - please complete 'General Intake form for 2018/2019' to be considered for a place for this academic year.

Hampden Gurney is a very popular primary school. We are heavily over-subscribed and currently have waiting lists in every year group.

Places are not awarded based on the length of time a child has been on the waiting list. For instance, if a family moves into the area and fulfils a criterion higher on our Admission Policy, then this takes precedent.

We hold one Open Morning each year during the Autumn term, where prospective parents and their children can come and visit our school. It is usually held in October or early November.

As a State V.A. school, admissions to classes are based on a child’s date of birth, and runs from the 1st September to 31st August. The school year always starts in September and runs through to the end of July.

Class Current Year 2018/19
Nursery 1st September 2014 – 31st August 2015
Reception 1st September 2013 – 31st August 2014
Year 1 1st September 2012 – 31st August 2013
Year 2 1st September 2011 – 31st August 2012
Year 3 1st September 2010 – 31st August 2011
Year 4 1st September 2009 – 31st August 2010
Year 5 1st September 2008 – 31st August 2009
Year 6 1st September 2007 – 31st August 2008

As a State school, we do not have waiting lists for Nursery. Based on the table above, calculate which year your child would start school. Closing dates for that year would be on January 15.

NURSERY CLASS ADMISSIONS and FEES

Hampden Gurney CofE Primary School Nutford Place, London W1H 5HA, has places for 30 children in the Nursery Class.
Parents are required to complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form and children are offered places according to admissions criteria.
The school has a history of being heavily oversubscribed and completion of the SIF is no guarantee for admission.
Places in the Nursery are offered for attendance during term time, Monday until Friday, from 9am until 3.20pm. The school insists on regular and punctual attendance.
Nursery Fees and Funding
Nursery fee charges of £1950 per year have been introduced to cover current government funding shortfall.
Parents/Carers of a child offered a place in the Nursery Class are required to pay a deposit of £50 to secure the place and will be issued an invoice for the yearly amount of fees on the date of admission. Deposit will be deducted from the full amount of fees. Parents have an option to pay for the year within the first month of starting attendance, monthly, weekly, or termly (3 terms/year).
Fees are payable in cash, cheque, bank transfer, government fund 30 hours free childcare and the Childcare vouchers (check eligibility with the provider and advise office).

*School meals *
Nursery children are encouraged to take school meals; packed lunches are also welcome.
Cost for school meal is £2 per day, payable on weekly basis, cash or cheque only.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

For further information about admissions in Westminster, please visit their website. [https://www.westminster.gov.uk/school-admissions].