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Open Days

We are running lots of open events for you to see our amazing school.  Please sign up for one of these events, using our booking form: Open days - Autumn 2021.  Our tours take approximately an hour and you are welcome to bring a partner and your children.

Tuesday 21st September 9.30am 
Tuesday 5th October 5pm
Tuesday 5th October 9.30am 
Tuesday 12th October 9.30am
Monday 18th October 5pm
Tuesday 2nd November 9.30am
Tuesday 9th November 9.30am
Tuesday 23rd November  9.30am
Tuesday 30th November 9.30am
Tuesday 7th December  9.30am
Tuesday 7th December  5.00pm
Thursday 6th January 5.00pm

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 13th September 2021. 

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.

Information on our nursery admissions policy can be found here:  /docs/Policies/Hotham_Nursery_Admissions_Policy_February_2019.pdf

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 9am – 12pm


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

£15 a day payable in advance by half termly instalments (£17 a day from September 2022)

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/