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At Hatfeild we follow the London Borough of Merton Admissions policy. 

If you would like to  join our school community, you can find full details on the application process on the Merton Admissions Page. 


Children are admitted to the Nursery a term after their third birthday. Children attend Nursery for either a morning or afternoon session. We also provide 30-hour spaces where children attend for a full day. 

If you have accepted a place in our school Nursery for your child, you can request that they join our school as soon as they turn three years of age - without having to wait for the new school term. For example, if your child turns three on 29th April 2024, and you have been offered, and accepted, a place at our school nursery to start in September 2024, if places are available, your child could join us from 29th April. ​​​​​Please contact our school office if you would like more information. 

We hold specific Early Years Open events for families of children who are joining our nursery or reception classes.  These involve a presentation from the Heads of School and the Early Years Leader, a tour of the main school (this is optional) and a visit to the nursery and reception classes.  To book in for an Early Years Open Morning, please email the school office or give us a call. Please note these group events take 45 minutes without the main school tour and around an hour and a half with the main school tour.

Primary school

Children are admitted to primary school in the September of the academic year when they turn 5 years old.  Our maximum admission into any year group is 60. 

All prospective parents are very welcome to come and look around the school.  School tours for families who are joining Hatfeild from another school are led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team, usually the Heads of School.  Please note that these tours are by appointment only. Please contact the school office with your request. 

Once children have been allocated a place, we will contact parents and carers to set up meetings. You and your child will have the opportunity to come to a 'stay and play' where you can meet your child's class teacher and teaching assistants. We find that these sessions offer children and parents reassurance before starting school. Our priority is to help your child settle positively into life at school. 


Information about the appeal process can also be found here.  At Hatfeild, we follow Merton Council's appeals procedure policy.