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Admissions to Merstham Primary School 2023/2024

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 you will need to apply for a school place between 20 October 2023 and 15 January 2024.

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a school place is online. Visit to access the application form and more information on the application process and and admissions arrangements for Surrey schools. 

The national closing date for Reception applications for September 2024 entry is 15 January 2024.
Applications received after the closing date without an exceptional reason will be treated as late and will not be considered until all on time applications have been processed. This may jeopardise the chance of a child being offered one of their preferred schools.
Please contact the school office if you have any queries.

GLF Schools is the Admissions Authority for Merstham Primary School. T

Please see the updated Admissions Policy below.

In year admissions should be directed through Surrey County Council, Apply for an in year school place - Surrey County Council ( .


Published Admission Number (PAN)

Merstham Primary School has an admission number of 30 for entry in Reception. The school will accordingly admit this number of pupils each year if there are sufficient applications. Where fewer applicants than the PAN are received, Merstham Primary School will offer places at the school to all those who have applied.


Transition into Merstham Primary School

  • Welcome meeting to share school values and routines. 
  • The home visits is an informal opportunity to see your child in their familiar setting, home. Meet staff again and a chance to discuss any concerns. This will be booked for the first week the other years will return to school.  
  • Pre-school visits to ensure a smooth hand over of any information between early years professionals. 
  • Taster session (stay and play) at school to explore the classroom, meet teachers, support staff and new friends (in July). 




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Admissions Policy 2023-24 Reception 11th Sep 2023 Download
Merstham Primary School Admissions 2024... 23rd Feb 2023 Download
Admissions 2023 17th Mar 2022 Download
Supplementary Information 2023 17th Mar 2022 Download
Admissions Policy 25-26 22nd May 2024 Download