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We aim to provide children with a classical liberal education, regardless of background or ability.

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Admissions

 

Reception Applications for 2024/25

Admissions for places in September 2024 are now closed.  You can watch our virtual tour hereThe school is open to anyone and is non-selective. Answers to some commonly asked admissions questions can be found here. You can read our admissions policies here:

Admissions Policy 2024-25

Admissions Policy 2025-26

As the school is based in Hammersmith, we will be admitting children according to their proximity to two separate geographical points rather than just one.

The first will be the location of the school which is on Banim Street in Hammersmith, the second will be the Earl's Court tube station.  

Pupil Premium

The school has set aside 30% of places in Reception in 2023-24 for children eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant.  Eligibility will be determined if you are in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income- based Job Seekers allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal

If you think you fall in to this category, please fill out this form and send to admissions@wlfs-primary.org or post to the school by 15th January 2024. This is in addition to applying in the normal way, not instead of.

In-Year Admissions

Should you wish to apply for an in-year place, please complete this application form and return it to the School Office with the necessary accompanying documentation.

Admissions Appeals

RECEPTION

 

If the Earl's Court Free School Primary is oversubscribed, it’s published oversubscription criteria are used to decide the order in which applicants will be offered places. If you have not been offered a place for Reception 2024 and would like to appeal, please read the following Appeal Dates & Information Leaflet and complete the following form.

Reception Appeals Form

Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority.  Those applying for a place in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are advised to read the section in the appeal’s booklet which refer to Reception, years 1 and 2.

Timescale for Reception 2024 appeals:

  • Deadline for parents to lodge their appeal: 16th May  2024
  • Appellants will get at least 10 school days (14 calendar days) notice of the hearing date
  • Appellants will be set a deadline to submit additional evidence and for the clerk to send papers to panel and parties
  • Decision letters will be sent out within 5 school days (7 calendar days) of the date of the last appeal to be heard

IN-YEAR

If the Earl's Court Free School Primary is oversubscribed, it’s published oversubscription criteria are used to decide the order in which applicants will be offered places.  If you have not been offered a place and would like to appeal, please read the following Appeal Guidance for Parents and complete the following form:

Reception-Year 2 Appeals Form

Year 3-Year 6 Appeals Form

Please note, the deadline for lodging an appeal is 20 school days after you have been informed we are unable to offer your child a place at the school. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage. Appeals are held within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal form.