The Governing Body is responsible for the admission of pupils to St Dunstan's and will admit 60 children to the reception year in September for those children who will become five years old between 1st September and 31st August. This admission limit has been agreed between the Governing Body and Sutton Local Authority (LA). Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to school is deferred until later in the school year or until the term in which the child reaches compulsory school age. Parents must ensure that the school is aware of any deferment before September. Parents can request that their child takes up the place part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age.
The Governing Body is required to abide by the maximum limits for infant classes (Reception, Years 1 & 2; i.e. 5,6 and 7 year olds) of 30 pupils per class.
Parents of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs are required to apply for school places separately through the LA from whom advice is available. If a child with a statement is placed in the school before the normal admission round, the number of places available to other applicants will be reduced.
The school is part of the Pan London co-ordinated admissions scheme for primary admissions. Parents must complete their Home Local Authority's Common Application Form (CAF) and return it to their Home LA. (Check LA website for closing date.) The CAF is available with Sutton's Starting School booklet or online from September at the Sutton.Gov.uk website here.
If applying for a Foundation (Church) place (admissions policy criterion iii) or for a Child of a Member of Staff place (admissions policy criterion v), parents must also complete the St Dunstan's School Supplementary Information Form, as well as naming the school as one of the preferences on the CAF. The Supplementary Information Form is available from the school or from Forms to Download in this section. Failure to return this form to the school by the due date will mean that the application will not be ranked under the relevant criterion.
If, in order to be ranked under criterion iii or v of the admissions policy, a parent completes the school's Supplementary Information Form but does not name the school on Sutton's CAF, it will not be treated as a valid application. Late applications will be considered in accordance with the procedure set out in the co-ordinated scheme.
Parents whose child attends the school's nursery are not guaranteed a place in the reception year and must complete and submit the CAF and, if applicable, the school's Supplementary Information Form.