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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 three 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 stat their full time hours on Monday 16th September. 

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. 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.  Closing date for Nursery applications is : 14th February 2020.   A copy of the application form is available :  Nursery Application form 2020.  Please return the form to the school office or email a copy to info@hotham.wandsworth.sch.uk  

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

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.  

Visits to the School

Open mornings for our Reception and Nursery classes are published on our homepage and take place in the Autumn term for the following September's intake.

This year's open mornings will take place on:

  • Wednesday 2nd October - 9.30am
  • Wednesday 16th October - 9.30am
  • Wednesday 30th October - 9.30am
  • Wednesday 13th November - 9.30am
  • Wednesday 27th November - 9.30am
  • Wednesday 11th December - 9.30am
  • Wednesday 8th Jan 2020- 9.30am

Please call the school on 020 8788 6468 if you would like to book a place on one of our school tours.  The tours take approximately 1 hour.