Bond's administrative staff will be able to answer any questions parents may have about admissions. Bond is a Community Primary School which means that all decisions about admissions are made by the Local Authority, following the agreed admissions policy for all Merton community schools.
Applications for entry in 2019/2020 will be ranked against the following factors:
A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989). A previously looked after child is a child who was adopted, or subject to a residence order, or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after.
Applicants wishing to be considered under this criterion must supply professional evidence supporting their case at the time of application. Providing evidence does not guarantee priority under this criterion; the School Admissions Team will consider if the evidence provided demonstrates that the child must attend a particular school and cannot reasonably attend an alternative school. Please note that your child’s current (or most recently attended) school may be contacted for further information and may be sent a copy of your request. The information you provide may also be shared with an independent appeals panel should this be necessary. Applicants will not be individually advised if their application has been prioritised under this criterion.
Please note that letters cannot be accepted from yourself or from other members of your family, nor from your health visitor. Merton does not consider childminding or parents' working arrangements as evidence of social need.
Children of permanent teaching staff will be prioritised in the admission arrangements in either or both of the following circumstances:
Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, who is living as part of the same family unit at the same address, Monday to Friday.
All distances will be measured by the computerised Geographical Information System maintained by Merton Admissions team. It should be noted that the computerised system measures from a start point plotted within the property at which the applicant lives to the main school reception entrance and calculates this measurement.
The child’s home address excludes any business, relative’s or childminder’s address and must be the applicant’s normal place of residence. If there is a genuine equal share custody arrangement between the two parents, the address that will be used will normally be the address of the parent who is claiming Child Benefit for the child, however all available evidence will be considered.
The address to be used for the initial allocation of places to Primary School (Reception) will be the child’s address at the closing date for application. Changes of address up to 8 February 2019 may be considered if there are exceptional reasons behind the change, such as if a family has just moved to the area, or has returned from abroad. Any offer is conditional upon the child living at the appropriate address on the relevant date. Parents have a responsibility to notify the Local Authority of any change of address.
Where more than one applicant has the same straight line distance measurement and distance is the determining factor, rank order will be determined by random allocation.
Detailed information regarding the admissions arrangements can be found via the link below