Starting Reception

The law states that children are admitted to School at the beginning of the term after he or she reaches 5 years of age. In Sutton, all children are admitted earlier than this. All Reception children start school in September. Other children are accepted into the school at any time during the year, providing there is a place available in the relevant year group.

Starting Nursery

The earliest that a child can be considered to start a Sutton Community Nursery is at the beginning of the term after their third birthday. Your child’s date of birth will determine the maximum amount of time that they can spend in nursery before starting primary school. Sutton aims to provide at least one year of part-time nursery education prior to a child’s admission to primary school. In Sutton, children are eligible to start primary school in the academic year after they turn four years of age. Many nurseries will fill up in the Autumn term. Therefore, if your child is eligible to start nursery in the Spring term, there will be no guarantee that places will be available. Your child may have to wait until the Autumn term to be considered for a vacancy.

Nursery 2023/24

All applications for Nursery for September 2023 will be made through the school.  The deadline for receipt of applications for Nursery September 2023 will be in January 2023.  The application will be available on this website from 1 September 2022.  

Open Day tours will be announced for the Autumn term in September 2022.

Nursery 2022/23

All applications for Nursery for September 2022 are made through the school.  The deadline for receipt of applications for Nursery September 2022 was 15 January 2022 at 3.30 pm. 

If you wish to submit a late application for Nursery 2022 please contact the Admissions team for an application form on

Late applications will only be considered after all on-time applications.


Mid Term Application

If you are new to the area, changing schools in-year or without a school you can apply to our Academy by following the guidance below. You should print the In-Year Admission Form available from the London Borough of Sutton website Mid-term or In-year admissionsThe fully completed form should be returned to the London Borough of Sutton with copies of any requested information, if you are about to move, or have recently moved to the Sutton area and wish to arrange for a place in one of our schools for your child or children.

Further information is available on the London Borough of Sutton website.

Please contact the school office regarding admissions and waiting lists for Cheam Fields Primary Academy.  For children who may require additional support please refer to Please also see our Admission Policy. We hope you will get a place with us soon!

If you are a parent of a prospective pupil wishing to find out more about our school, please make an appointment with the school office. You can call them on 020 8644 9055 or email

Please see our policies section to view our admissions policies


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