Admission to Reception
Admission to the Reception classes is managed by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. By law a child must start school in the term after his or her 5th birthday. At Wendell Park, there is a single point of entry and children start school in the reception class in September, the autumn term.
Parents and carers are required to complete an application form for admission to the school, which is submitted to LBHF (or the borough in which you live) in January (the deadline is 15th January 2024 for admission to Reception in September 2024). Please click here to find out more and to complete your application. Places are allocated to children whose parents have expressed a preference for the school. If there are more applicants than places available at the school, places are allocated in accordance with the following criteria in order of priority to:
1. Children in public care (those looked after by a local authority under section 22 of the Children Act 1989).
2. Children defined as having a professionally supported exceptional educational, medical or social need for a particular school.
3. Children who have a brother or sister already in the school.
4. Children who live nearest to the school in terms of walking distance.
Further information on the LBHF Admission Policy can be found on their website.
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Hints and tips in other languages can be accessed on the LBHF website.
For admissions to Reception, group tours take place in Autumn each year. If you would like to visit the school, please email the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone to book for one of the tours - 020 8743 1372.
The admissions team can assist you with any enquiries you may have in relation to school admissions. You can phone 9am - 2pm, Monday to Friday, on 020 8753 1085
When parents move into the area or wish to change their child's school, they should contact the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham for an application form, who will advise them whether a place is available in a particular year group.
If a place is available, the family will be invited to visit the school. The family will be shown around the school and asked to complete a number of information forms.
Where parents or carers are planning to remove their child from the school, the head teacher should be informed. Information about the child will then be passed on to the new school.
When children are in Year 6, preparations will begin for their transfer to secondary school.
Appeals for admissions at managed by LBHF. Please see below