Admissions

Admissions to John Burns Primary School

Wandsworth Borough Council is the admission authority for John Burns Primary School. To find up to date information about the school's admissions arrangements and how to apply, either as part of the normal intake or during the school year, please use this link to the Wandsworth Borough Council website.

Catchment

There is no set catchment area and it changes dependent on the applications received for that particular year.

Oversubscription 

If there is oversubscription within any criteria, priority is given according to the distance from the pupil’s permanent home address to the school. Distance is measured by a straight lines from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey, to the main school gate. You can find out how far you are from the school on the Wandsworth Borough Council website.

Admission to Reception - September 2018 entry

We currently offer 30 places in our Reception class.

  • Children are eligible for Reception in the September of the school year in which they turn five years old (the school year runs from 1st September to 31st August)
  • Reception admissions are arranged by the London Borough of Wandsworth Local Education Authority.
  • Having a place in Nursery does not guarantee a place in our Reception class at school.
  • Full details on admission to Reception, along with the timetable for applications, can be found on the Wandsworth Council website

Admission to Nursery

There are 26 children in the Nursery at any one time. A full time place is between 9.00am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday. A part-time place will be either 9.00am Monday - midday on Wednesday or 12.30pm Wednesday to Friday 3.30pm. We have found this two and a half day system works very well for the part time children.

We follow the criteria as set out in the booklet “Starting School in Wandsworth”. As stipulated by Wandsworth Local Education Authority, there is no automatic transfer from Nursery to Reception and parents must apply for a Reception place.

To download a Nursery application form click here.

Please click here for our Nursery Admissions Policy and Criteria for Places.

Admissions to Year 1 - Year 6

As with Reception admissions, Wandsworth Council co-ordinates requests for the transfer to a new school across the Borough. 

Prospective parents who have moved into the area are invited to contact the school office to arrange a visit to find out more about us. If parents wish to apply for a place they must contact Pupil Services at Wandsworth Council and submit their application form directly to them. 

The following applications will be treated as in-year admissions:

• applications after 1st September 2018 for admission to Reception
• all applications for admission to Years 1 to 6

Applications must be made to Wandsworth Borough Council directly. Where there are more applications than places available, each application will be ranked in accordance with the published oversubscription criteria for the School.

School Tours

We always welcome visits from prospective parents, whether in our Early Years classes at the start of your child’s school career, or at other points in their primary life. Please contact the school directly in the first instance to see if we have any spaces available in your required year group and to arrange a visit.

During the tour you will have the opportunity to visit each class and see the children in action, if you would like to bring your child with you, they would be most welcome - after all, they are the VIPs!

Please phone the School Office on 020 7228 3857 to make further enquiries and schedule a school tour. 

We currently have two Open Morning dates for October:

Friday 5th October 2018 at 9.30am

Friday 12th October 2018 at 9.30am

Please phone the office to book on.