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Please contact us: admissions@hotham.wandsworth.sch.uk

Please click here to read our admissions brochure

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Open Days

To book a place on one of our school tours, please use this link: Hotham School Tours - book a place. Our tours take approximately an hour and you are welcome to bring a partner and your children.

Monday 3rd October 9.30am
Tuesday 11th October 4.30pm
Tuesday 18th October 9.30am
Tuesday 25th October 4.30pm
Tuesday 8th November 9.30am
Tuesday 15th November 4.30pm
Tuesday 22nd November 9.30am
Tuesday 29th November 4.30pm
Tuesday 6th December 9.30pm


Reception Admissions

Children are admitted into the Reception Class in the Autumn Term of the school year in which they have their 5th birthday.  We operate a staggered intake system over a two week period, where all successful applicants will be given an admission date and time for starting school.  All pupils currently attend mornings only (8:55am – 12noon) for the first 2 weeks of the Autumn Term. After this initial period, the children will then attend school full-time.  This year reception children will start their full time hours on Monday 19th September 2022. 

All applicants for a Reception place must list the school on their Local Authority online or paper application form.  From September 2019, both of our reception classes will be taught French, in addition to the Early years curriculum.

The admission criteria and priority order for reception is:

  1. Children looked after and those who cease to be children looked after because they were adopted, or because they became subject of a residence order or a special guardianship order.
  2. Children with a professionally supported exceptional medical need or exceptional social need for a place at Hotham as decided by the Director of Wandsworth Children Services.
  1. Siblings (children with a sister or brother attending school at their time of entry).
  2. Children of staff employed directly at the school (conditions apply)
  3. Straight line distance from home to school.

For further information on admissions and application forms, please see Wandsworth Council website -


Nursery Admissions

Priority is given to children who will be turning 4 during the school year, are Wandsworth residents and have a sibling currently attending the school.  If you would like to apply for a Nursery place for September 2022, please complete this form: Nursery Application form - September 2022  Our initial deadline for applying is 7th February.  We will start making offers towards the end of February and continue to make offers until all of our places have been filled.

Our application form for children wishing to join nursery from September 2023 will be available in the Autumn term.

Information on our nursery admissions policy can be found here:  Nursery Admissions Policy

We offer the following nursery options:


Number of places

Hours attending

Additional cost (not including meals)

Week 1


Monday & Tuesday 9-3.15pm and Wednesday 8.45am – 11.45pm


Week 2


Wednesday 12.15-3.15pm and Thursday and Friday 9am until 3.15pm


Full Time

Up to 6

Monday to Friday 9am until 3.15pm

None (allocated at the Head Teacher’s discretion)


Monday to Friday 9am until 3.15pm

£17 a day payable in advance by half termly instalments 

Eligible for 30 hour a week top up scheme

Please see Wandsworth Council website for further information : http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200076/nursery_schools

We operate a staggered intake system over a three week period, where all successful applicants will be given an admission date and time for starting the Nursery.  After this initial period, the full-time children will then attend the Nursery full-time.

We are now offering the Government's 30 hour extended hours nursery offer.  For information on this scheme, please visit https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk/kb5/wandsworth/fsd/service.page?id=lx2kqEeShZs

In Year admissions

If you have moved to the area and wish to apply for a school place at Hotham, please give us a call to check for availability in your desired year group(s). Our admissions are processed by Wandsworth Council and can be made online: https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/schools-and-admissions/admissions/in-year-admissions-and-transfers/