Admissions criteria


As a community school in Hammersmith in Fulham, applications to our school are managed by Hammersmith and Fulham School Admissions.


Children can start Nursery after their third birthday. Most children usually spend three or four school terms at Nursery before starting primary school.  There are two points of entry into the Nursery Class – September and January.

To apply for a place for your child:
The school holds Nursery visits every Monday morning. You will be shown around the Foundation Stage by a member of staff with your child. You will be able to see the Nursery in action and ask any questions. You may fill in an application form at the school after your visit. If this is not convenient for you please contact Mrs Gates in the school office.

If you have any questions about your child starting at Sulivan please do not hesitate to contact us.


Entry to the primary RECEPTION class from September 2016

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 you will need to apply for a primary school place by 15 January 2016.  Your child will be due to start the reception class from September 2016.

The closing date for Reception places for entry in September 2016 is 15th January 2016.

Transfer from Sulivan Nursery to Reception is not automatic. Children who attend our Nursery are still required to apply for a Reception place at the school. We also welcome children from a range of nursery schools, other settings or from home. Hammersmith and Fulham Council co-ordinate all admissions to Reception classes at Sulivan. There are 45 places in our Reception class.

We know that this decision is an important one for your family. Please contact us to discuss your needs and visit our school. Our Headteacher, Wendy Aldridge, is always happy to meet you and answer any questions you may have.

For further details about the admissions process, please visit: school admissions

Joining Sulivan, In-Year & ‘Casual Admissions’

Some children join Sulivan from other schools, from schools elsewhere in the UK or from overseas during the school year.

Apply direct at Hammersmith and Fulham School Admissions, In-year admissions.