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

Applications are considered throughout the year, enquiries are always welcome.

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,however because of Covid-19 we have not confirmed an Open Morning for 2021.

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 Academic Year 2021/22
Nursery 1st September 2017 – 31st August 2018
Reception 1st September 2016 – 31st August 2017
Year 1 1st September 2015 – 31st August 2016
Year 2 1st September 2014 – 31st August 2015
Year 3 1st September 2013 – 31st August 2014
Year 4 1st September 2012 – 31st August 2013
Year 5 1st September 2011 – 31st August 2012
Year 6 1st September 2010 – 31st August 2011

Based on the table above, calculate your child's school year.

Applications for Reception Class must be made online via the eadmissions website following the link: Pan London eadmissions

Hampden Gurney School requires applicants to complete the supplementary information form and submit to the school office.
Please see Admissions Policies and SIFs page

Waiting lists - the school is maintaining waiting lists for year groups from Reception to Year 6. To apply, complete the 'General Intake SIF form' attached. Completing the form does not guarantee the place.

Applications are reviewed under admissions criteria stated below.

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, including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
A Variation was made to the Hampden Gurney Admission Policy in order to comply with a mandatory requirement of the School Admissions Code, September 2021.

2. Baptised children of Church of England families who attend the Parish Church of The Annunciation, Marble Arch.

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 3 years’ attendance, 26 times per year.

6. All other children.

In the event of over-subscription in any of the above criteria, priority will be given to:
FIRST TIE BREAKER: Children with siblings in years from reception to year 6 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 2021-2022: the closing date for applications was January 15, 2021. The class is currently full.

Nursery 2021/2022: the closing date for applications was January 15, 2021. There are available places in the Nursery class 2021/22. As a State school, we do not have a waiting list for Nursery. Please call the school office or email to enquire for place availability.


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).
Due to the current COVID-19 school closures, the Nursery fees could be amended.
Parents will be charged the weeks when child/children is attending the school.
For all other absences from school,full amount of fees applies.

School meals

Children attending school are encouraged to take school meals daily; packed lunches are also welcome.
Cost for school meal is £2.40 per day, payable on weekly, monthly, yearly basis, via parent pay, cash or cheque through the school office.

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes will receive Universal Free School meal under the scheme introduced in schools after government initiative to ensure Early Years pupils receive a healthy and balanced midday meal irrespective of their financial situation.