ADMISSIONS

Join the Belleville Family
 

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Deciding which school to send your child to is a very important (and sometimes difficult) decision. We welcome children from all parts of our local community and are ready and experienced in helping children to settle in quickly, whether they join us in Nursery or Reception or in Years 1 – 6.

Our website aims to give you as much information as possible and we hold weekly school tours (currently virtual) or you can contact us directly and we can discuss your child and family’s individual questions.

Belleville follows the agreed Wandsworth Borough Council procedures for admissions. Details of these are below along with how the sites (Meteor Street or Webb’s Road) are allocated.

We look forward to welcoming you to Belleville!

 

How can I apply for a Nursery place?
 

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Children start Nursery in the academic year (September to August) that they have their 4th birthday. You should apply for a Nursery place in February of the year that your child starts Nursery in September.

You apply to the school and you can download the application form here Belleville Nursery Application If you need any help filling out the form call or email the school and we can help you.

You will be offered a place according to the admissions criteria here.

 

How are morning and afternoon sessions allocated?
 

When you accept your place you will be asked for your preference of a morning or afternoon session. The preferences will be allocated in order of the admission criteria.

Please note: children who are currently in Belleville's Nursery are not automatically offered a place in Reception. 
 

How can I apply for a Reception place?

 

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Children start Reception in the academic year (September to August) that they have their 5th birthday. You should apply for a Reception place in January of the year that your child starts Reception in September.

Admissions are managed by Wandsworth Borough Council on our behalf.
Please visit the Wandsworth website for more detailed information and to make an application, or contact them by email at admissions@wandsworth.gov.uk or by telephone on 020 8871 7316.

You can download the Belleville Primary School Admissions Policy for 2021-22 which gives details of admissions criteria, allocation of sites, deferred and delayed entry etc.
 

How are sites (Meteor Street or Webb’s Road) allocated for Reception?
 

After places have been offered and accepted, the school will ask parents/carers to say which site they prefer. We will then allocate children to sites using the order in which places at the school were offered according to the Admission Criteria.

If you are offered a Reception place at the school after 1st July, when class lists must be finalised, will be offered a place at the site that has the space available at the time the offer is made. You can accept this place or decline it and stay on the waiting list (although we cannot guarantee that another space or the site you prefer will become available).

Once the allocation is made on 1st July, the children will stay on that site for their time with us.
 

How are classes allocated?
 

After the 1st July, we use all of the information we have to create balanced classes on the site (in years where Meteor Street has one class, all children will be in the same class). Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests from parents/carers based on friendships or other factors so that this process is fair and transparent.

What if I missed the deadlines for Nursery or Reception?

You can put in an application after these dates and be added to the waiting lists. The lists are kept in order of the admissions criteria so you may not automatically be at the bottom.

As places become available, we will contact you to offer you a place. If this is after 1st July it will be in the Nursery session or Reception site that has a place available.
 

How can I apply for place in Years 1 - 6?

 

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You can make an application to join us at any time through Wandsworth Borough Council by visiting their website Wandsworth website , or contact them by email at admissions@wandsworth.gov.uk or by telephone on 020 8871 7316.

If you need help or would like to talk to someone about applying, please contact the school office.

Once your child is at the top of the waiting list, we will contact you to offer you the place. You can accept the offer, or if you would prefer a different site, you can decline the place and stay on the waiting list (although we cannot guarantee that another space or the site you prefer will become available).

When you accept your place we can then arrange start date, uniform, other information you need as well as talking with you about what could help your child as they start a new school.

 

I didn’t get a place, how can I appeal?
 

If your child is refused a place at a school, you can appeal against the decision. We subscribe to Wandsworth Borough Council's admissions appeals service, which manages appeals on our behalf.
Please visit Wandsworth Borough Council's school admission appeals webpage for the contact details of the appeals service, guidance notes, the appeal form and the current appeals timetable. You can also refer to information about appeals published by the government