We are a community school so admissions are managed by Merton Council and not directly through the school.  For more information please see or email  If you have any specific questions, please do email or call 0208 540 1053.

2025/26 Reception & Nursery Prospective Parents Open Mornings

We will be holding open mornings (and one evening) for parents with children starting Nursery and Reception in 2025.  These will usually include a short presentation from the headteacher and other key staff, as well as a tour of the school, and in particular our Early Years provision.   Our dates are as follows:

Thursday 26th September 2024 at 9:15am

Thursday 17th October 2024 at 9:15am

Thursday 21st November 2024 at 7pm

Thursday 28th November 2024 at 9:15am

Thursday 9th January 2025 at 9:15am

Thursday 13th February 2025 at 9:15am

Please click here to book your place



Garfield Primary School Nursery

Our nursery is led by qualified teachers and teaching assistants and follows the Government's 'Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.  We offer morning sessions (8:30am – 11:30am) and afternoon sessions (12:30-3:30pm) with a maximum of 39 children in each session.  Children are admitted to our Nursery the term after their third birthday. 

We also offer full-time places for eligible parents. We actually offer 35-hours a week so there is a small additional charge for this.  From September 2023, parents will be asked to pay £26.50 per week on top of their eligibility code to cover the additional 5 hours/week which are unfunded.  If you are not eligible for 30 hours we do offer the option of paying for a full time session (subject to availability) and the charge for this from September 2023 will be £106.20 per week. Please call the office for more information.  Please see the government website for more information around eligibility

Full time nursery children are welcome to have a school lunch which is currently £2.40/day.  Alternatively you can provide a nut-free, healthy packed lunch for your child.

Please note that admission to the nursery does not guarantee your child a place in the main school.  You will need to apply as normal, via eadmissions, for a reception place.

Reception Admissions
We are a two-form entry primary school admitting 60 children to Reception each year.

In Year Admissions to all Year Groups
You will need to complete an In-Year Transfer Form which can be obtained from Merton Council ( or from our school office. 

If you have any questions about admissions, please email or call 0208 540 1053