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Admissions - Information for Prospective Parents

Admission Enquiries

Enquiries to the school with regard to Admissions are always welcome.

Nursery and Reception places are managed by the school, however, Reception place applications MUST be made through your local authority.

Nursery places tend to be part-time with morning or afternoon sessions available, children attend 5 mornings or 5 afternoons per school week.  Some years, full-time places can be available, although demand usually makes part-time placements essential.

National Primary Offer Day 2020
Applications for entrance to Nursery and Reception in September 2020 opened in the Autumn of 2019 and the closing date has now passed.  Allocations were announced on the National Primary Offer day on 16th April 2020.


Parents with unsuccessful applications for September 2020 may:

  • apply to go on our waiting list (please contact your local authority)
  • appeal against our decision, notifying us within 20 days of receiving the notification (please contact  We will then send you an appeals form and details of the appeal process.

Appeals, which must be submitted in writing,  will be held in the Summer term 2020 and are subject to delay due to the current pandemic.

Waiting Lists

Places for Reception in 2020 have been allocated through the pan London admissions process.  If you wish to be added to our waiting list for a place in Reception September 2020 please contact your local authority and make a request.  We are happy for you to inform us too at, but you MUST go through your local authority.

Local authorities coordinate the waiting list applications, Sutton LA have advised the following:

"Sutton residents should email to be added to our waiting list. In the email they will need to advise of their revised preference order to ensure we do not keep them on waiting lists unnecessarily or discard preferences that they would have preferred to be on the waiting list for.

Out of Borough residents should contact their home LA to be added to a waiting list of a Sutton school, we cannot add them without notification from their home LA as they are the coordinators of the application."

In-year Admissions
Please contact the school office regarding in-year admissions for children in Reception to Year 6, where parents require an immediate start.  We can advise you of any current vacancies or add your details to our waiting list.

Admission for Nursery and Reception 2021

For Nursery and Reception 2021, we will start to have guided tours from September 2020, subject to any limitations placed on us during the pandemic.

Guided tours
For prospective applicants, we have monthly guided tours where parents can meet with a member of the leadership team and see the school during the working day.  All tours are currently suspended due to the pandemic with provisional bookings possible from September 2020.

To book on to a guided tour please visit our online tour booking system, there is no need to telephone the school, just click on "book now" on the left.  More tours can be added as we progress through the term according to demand, we offer places for six families to attend each tour.

The school Admission Policy is updated annually in line with Government requirements. The current version, along with application forms, are available to download, see below.

After St Cecilia's

At St Cecilia's, children are prepared for secondary school transfer and below are the Catholic High Schools that most of our year 6 children transfer to.

St Andrew's School, Leatherhead
St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls, Carshalton
Ursuline High School, Merton
The Holy Cross School, Kingston
Richard Challoner School, New Malden
The John Fisher School, Purley
Wimbledon College

Applications for places in Reception are made online to your Local Authority.  Our admissions policy and supplementary form are available for download below.