Pre-School Nursery Admissions
We have offered places for the September 2023 intake, and families are welcome to join our waitlist.
Open morning for prospective 2024 parents: Wed 18 Oct 2023.
St Boniface Nursery is a friendly, fun environment that welcomes children aged 3 and over. Our St Boniface staff do find that children who have been at our school Nursery often benefit in their transition into our Reception classes as they know the teachers, play areas and support staff.
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 free hours a week, starting the term AFTER they turn 3, which constitutes a part-time place. We have morning or afternoon part time spaces and full time (30 hour) places available. We encourage EVERYONE to apply and preference will be given to practicing Catholic families, as per our Admissions criteria.
We are booking parents on small group tours if you are unable to make 19 October 2023, please call our Office.
To apply for Pre School Nursery - these are the 4 things our Office will need:
- St Boniface Pre-School Nursery application (below)
- St Boniface RC Primary Supplementary form (below)
- Original Baptism certificate (our office will take a photocopy)
- Original Birth certificate (our office will take a photocopy)
We will only be accepting applications for September 2024 after October 2023.
More Policies can be found in relevant areas under 'Our School' and 'Safeguarding and SEND' tabs.
St Boniface Admissions Policy 2023 - 24
St Boniface Supplementary Information Form 2023 - 24
What visitors say about St Boniface
Apply for 30 hours of funding - GOV.UK
Wandsworth council - 'choosing a primary school place 2023'
St Boniface RC Primary have wraparound care with Breakfast and After school clubs, subject to availability and demand in conjunction with the main school. If you are interested, please make sure you mention this on your application form.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is a part time morning or afternoon space best?
It is personal preference. Many local playgroups and clubs operate in the morning, so some parents prefer to take advantage and apply for an afternoon space. Some parents have siblings attending the school and prefer a morning space.
Do I need to get the Priest to sign my form?
We strongly recommend you ask your parish priest to sign your application, even if you only attend occasionally. Having your parish priest sign your form, regardless of frequency, will help the Governing board rank your application. Please also submit a copy of your child's baptism certificate.
As of the 5th June 2022, Pentecost, the Bishops of England and Wales reinstated the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.
Parents applying for a place at St Boniface RC Primary, under a faith based criteria will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form. Evidence of practice will be measured by frequency of attendance at Mass as validated by either a priest or minister, as was the case prior to 18th March 2020.
These arrangements apply to the admissions round for 2023 and subsequent rounds.
What if due to Covid, my child has not been baptised?
Post Covid, we are aware that many families have not been able to have their child baptised, or have not been attending church regularly. We would encourage you to please contact your parish and look into baptismal courses and baptism dates. Written proof from your priest that you have contacted them and started arranging this could aid your application if the Governors have tie-breakers. It is also something that will be requested if you are applying for a Catholic Secondary school.
How can I get a full time (30 hour) space?
We try to balance helping full time working families with space while also allowing part time children to experience our lovely Nursery environment ahead of joining us for Reception. Please visit the site listed above to see if you qualify for the 30 hour, DERN code funding.
You must apply for your 30 hour DERN code BEFORE the term starts.
If you apply once the term has started, they will not give you funding until the following term and if you would like your child to do the 30 hours full time during the week we may need to ask you to pay the top-up fee in cash until the following term funding starts. Term dates are 1 September, 1 January and 1 April.
The additional funding of 15 hours equates to £17.40 per session for 2023/2024 (£87 per week term time).
St Boniface is only able to offer me part time space, but I have a 30hour DERN code, can I still use the other 15 hours elsewhere?
Yes, parents can split their code between two settings. St Boniface will receive the Universal funding and you must be clear to the other childcare provider that they receive the 15hrs extra coded funds.
If my child is ill, do I still need to pay for any full day, top-up Nursery sessions?
Yes. If we have given your child the full time space on termly basis, that means we have budgeted staff for those days and another family cannot take advantage. So, unfortunately we need to ask parents to pay for any missed sessions they have committed to.
Do you have January spaces?
Our Nursery has a September intake, in line with our school term timetable, but we will take children in the January term if we have the space. Please call the Office to enquire.
St Boniface is proud that its Y6 leavers secure places at a range of outstanding secondary schools in Wandsworth and nearby Merton and Sutton. We love to hear from our former pupils about what they have achieved on the next stage of their educational journey. Our alumni historically attend:
• Ursuline High School (Girls)
• Wimbledon High school (Boys)
• St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls (Girls)
• The London Oratory School (Boys)
• Richard Challoner (Boys)
• Bishop Thomas Grant School (Mixed)
• St John Bosco College (Mixed)
• The Cardinal Vaughn Memorial School (Boys)
• Coloma Convent Girls' School (Girls)
• The John Fisher School (Boys)
• La Retraite (Girls)
Local, Independant grammar and selective schools:
• Ashcroft Technology Academy (Mixed)
• Graveney School (Mixed)
• Harris Academy Clapham, South Wimbledon, Merton & Morden (Mixed)
• Chestnut Grove Academy (Mixed)
• Ernest Bevin College (Boys)
• Wallington High School for Girls (Girls)
• Wilson’s School (Boys)
• James Allen's Girls' School (Girls)
• Alleyn's (Mixed)
• Greenshaw High School (Mixed)
• Whitgift (Boys)
• Royal Alexandra and Albert School (Mixed)
• Burntwood School (Girls)
• Sutton Grammar School (Boys)
• Kings College Wimbledon (Boys)