School Admissions

STEP Academy Trust is the admission authority for the Academies within the Trust and the allocation of school places has been delegated to the Local Authority School Admissions Team.

For Reception Applications:

Parents must complete their Home Local Authority’s Common Application Form (CAF) and return it to Merton Local Authority.

The CAF is available with Merton’s Starting School booklet online at

Merton Council

For Nursery Applications: 

Nursery applications can be made direct to the school. Application forms are available from the school office. 

Arrangements for 2023/ 2024: Nursery Admission

Early Years follows the Foundation Stage Guidance for the curriculum in Nursery and Reception. We admit the children into the school in the following way: 

  • Pupils will be admitted to the school in September, January, and April of each academic year. 

  • Summer term admissions will also be allocated after Easter where places are available.

New School Admissions Code 

Please note the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 Admission Policies have been updated in line with the requirements of the new School Admissions Code which came into force on 1 September 2021.

Changes to the policies have been made to clarify the key issues around the admissions for vulnerable children, in-year admissions and Fair Access Protocols.

Merton Council In-Year School Admissions

To view our Academy Policies please visit the Key Information section of our website