Holy Trinity CofE Primary School

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Reception Admissions

 
 
 
About Reception
Holy Trinity is a two-form entry primary school, admitting 60 children to Reception each year.
 
Up to 30 of the 60 places per year are available to Foundation Place applicants (please see the Admissions Policy for more information). 
 
 
How and When to Apply 
Families of children with dates of birth between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 should apply by 15th January 2020.  The application should be made on-line through The London Borough of Merton.  Please see https://www.merton.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/admissions/primary/apply-for-a-reception-place-at-primary-school for more information.
 
Families wishing to apply just for an Open Place do not need to complete any other forms.
 
Families wishing to apply for a Foundation place (in addition to the Open Place application) must complete a Holy Trinity Supplementary Form (attached below) and return it to the school by Friday 15th January 2021.  Some churches pass completed forms directly to the school - please check your church's process with your minister.   Any forms received after the deadline will be treated as late and not considered until the first allocation of places has taken place.  
 

We are aware that many local churches have been closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, meaning that families have been prevented from consistently attending church over the two year period required.  Our governors have therefore written an addendum to our Admissions Policy (attached) which states that: "In the event that the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship during the last 2 years, the requirement for attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship".

 
Virtual Open Day/ Zoom Q&A Sessions
We are unfortunately not able to offer large group face-to-face open days this term due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but we have prepared a virtual open day presentation at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MZwBDQ2qIXb9VUKeZWRYS6tt7QN5XpJC/view?usp=sharing.  The presentation is also attached to the bottom of this page in case this is easier to view.
 
If you have questions about life at Holy Trinity, please join one of our Zoom Q&A events with our Headteacher Izzy Rickards:
  • Thursday 5th November 1.30pm to 2pm - https://zoom.us/j/96724015260?pwd=eW0wcHhGa3ZKdGFjQ1VCb1B3czdOZz09   Meeting ID: 967 2401 5260 / Passcode: November
  • Tuesday 17th November 1.30pm to 2pm - https://zoom.us/j/92067787102?pwd=V1pxK2ZzQTVCQUNDTkQxeXczQzVpdz09  Meeting ID: 920 6778 7102 / Passcode: November
We may be able to arrange individual tours of the school outside school hours for families in certain circumstances.  Please contact our School Business Manager Samantha Joiner to request a tour (SBM@holytrinity.merton.sch.uk).

 

 
 
Admissions Statistics
 
The table below relates to our September 2020 entry:
 

 

Total Applications

No of Places

Social/ Medical

No of Siblings

Furthest Distance Sibling (Metres)*

Furthest Distance Non Sibling (Metres)**

Parish of Merton Priory

Other Christian Church

Foundation

  30

0

7

3978.40

3940.74

29

1

Open

 

30

1

19

931.85

200.66

0

0

TOTAL

308

60

1

26

3978.40

3940.74

29

1

 
* 5 out of the 7 Foundation Place siblings lived closer than 880 metres to the school
* 21 out of the 23 Foundation Place non siblings lived closer than 820 metres to the school
 
 
 
The table below relates to our September 2019 entry:
 

 

Total Applications

No of Places

Social/ Medical

No of Siblings

Furthest Distance Sibling (Metres)*

Furthest Distance  Non Sibling (Metres)**

Parish of Merton Priory

Other Christian Church

Foundation

 

30

0

9

2938.59

5482.64

30

0

Open

 

30

0

9

2027.48

401.03

0

0

TOTAL

351

60

0

18

2938.59

5482.64

30

0

 
* 8 out of the 9 Foundation Place siblings lived closer than 674 metres to the school
* 8 out of the 9 Open Place siblings lived closer than 692 metres to the school
** 26 Foundation Place non siblings lived closer than 759 metres to the school
 
 
The table below relates to our September 2018 entry:
 

 

Total Applications

No of Places

Social/ Medical

No of Siblings

Furthest Distance Sibling (Metres)*

Furthest Distance  Non Sibling (Metres)

Parish of Merton Priory

Other Christian Church

Foundation

 

30

0

9

679.54

679.54

29

1

Open

 

30

1

12

3485.5

349.28

0

0

TOTAL

303

60

1

21

3485.5

679.54

29

1

 
* 11 out of the 12 Open Place siblings lived closer than 650 metres to the school