Primary School Applications and Your Address

   Move now in time for 2018’s primary school deadline

One of the biggest motivations for moving to the Fulham and Battersea areas is for the excellent schooling. If you’re hoping to secure an address in the right catchment before the application deadline passes, it’s best to make your move now. The next primary school application deadline for schools falling in the Wandsworth and Hammersmith & Fulham boroughs is 15th January  2018 – enough time to market your own home for sale, start viewings, make offers, reach exchange and hopefully completion if you act now.

Having a valid address in the right catchment can heavily influence the success of your admissions application. Every primary school has a different admissions criteria but the distance of the family home from the school is usually considered – especially oversubscribed schools. In fact, research in 2016 by FindaSchool found that 90 schools in the UK were forced to reduce their catchment area to just 300 metres.

Before you start viewing properties, ask schools about their catchment areas – they may not be a straightforward circle with the school in the middle. Once you know the closest streets to the schools you like, contact Aspire and we can match you with properties for sale and to rent that put you in the strongest catchment position possible.

It’s worth noting there is a Schools’ Admission Code, and parents can be prosecuted and student places withdrawn if there is proof of a fraudulent or intentionally misleading application - including a false claim to residence in a catchment area. You’ll need to prove the address you use on your application form is your permanent family residence.

While the provision of independent schools in Fulham and Battersea is excellent – and has received the royal seal of approval – the state schools are just as exemplary. We find parents favour the following primary schools. Ask us for the latest properties near these facilities:-

  • St George’s CofE
  • Wyvil
  • Herbert Morrison
  • Chesterton
  • Macaulay CofE
  • Belleville
  • Honeywell
  • Holy Cross Roman Catholic
  • St John’s Walham Green CofE
  • All Saints CofE
  • Thomas’s Academy