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

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Reception Applications for 2023/24

Admissions for places in September 2023 are now open.  You can watch our virtual tour here.  Our admissions policy for 2023 can be found here.  The school is open to anyone and is non-selective. Answers to some commonly asked admissions questions can be found here.

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 2022 and would like to appeal, please read the following Appeal Guidance for Parents and complete the following form.

Timescale for Reception 2022 appeals:

  • Deadline for parents to lodge their appeal: 10th June 2023
  • 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

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. 

The most efficient way to apply is via the e-admissions portal here. You don't have to be a resident of Hammersmith and Fulham to apply. If you are applying for a place under the Pupil Premium category, please also complete the following supplementary form and send to admissions@wlfs-primary.org or post to the school by 15th January 2023.

In an earlier version of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham brochure for parents of children applying for places at the borough's primary schools, it said all pupils who joined this school before 1st September 2017 would be granted priority when applying to the West London Free School Secondary. In fact, the Secondary will only guarantee priority to applicants who joined the primary school who are due to start secondary school in 2021 and 2022. The Knowledge Schools Trust will make a decision in due course about whether to extend this priority to pupils in all year groups.

Pupil Premium

The school has set aside 20% of places in Reception in 2021-22 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 2023. 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.

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 formPlease 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.