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Nursery Admissions 2021-22

Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary Aided School, in the trusteeship of Westminster Diocese for the education of baptised Catholic children. Responsibility for the admission of pupils rests with the Governing Board. As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential the Catholic character of the school's education is fully supported by all families in the school. All applicants are therefore expected to give their full unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.

The one intake throughout the autumn term is for children who have had their 3rd birthday prior to joining the Nursery Class.

Oversubscription Criteria

Where there are more applications than places, places will be offered to children in the order set out below:

  1. Catholic ‘Looked After’ children and Catholic children who have been adopted (or made subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately after having been looked after.
  2. A child baptised Catholic with a Certificate of Catholic Practice from a Catholic family resident in the parish of Brook Green. (Parish map included in Admissions pack)
  3. A child baptised Catholic with a Certificate of Catholic Practice from a Catholic family resident in other parishes.
  4. Other baptised Catholics.  


The Governing Board will give top priority within each category (1-4) in the following numerical order:

1.  Children who will have a sibling in the school in September 2021. For the purposes of this policy the word sibling is defined as brothers and sisters, step brothers and sisters, half brothers and sisters, adoptive brothers and sisters.

 2.   The proximity of the child’s home to the school.
Where the school becomes oversubscribed within any of the above categories priority will be given to those living nearest to the school.  Distance will be measured using the shortest ‘straight line’ distance, from the ‘seed point’ (a central point) of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school at 41a Brook Green, Hammersmith, London W6 7BL, using the local authority's computerised measuring system. For applicants from the same block of flats, or who live the same distance from the school, random selection by the drawing of lots in the presence of an independent witness will be used as the final tie-breaker. In circumstances where a carer or relative has legal guardianship, and is the main carer, a different address will be considered as the main residence. Evidence will be requested to support the arrangement.

Applications from twins, triplets or other children from multiple births will be treated with equal priority. Where the final place is offered to a child who has a twin/triplets etc. applying for a place in the same school year, these siblings will also be admitted.

The closing date for Nursery applications 2021-22 is Friday 26th March 2021.