Open Days For Prospective Parents For September 2021

This year we held Virtual Presentations followed by Question & Answer sessions.  These have now finished.  

If you were unable to attend please watch our recording below.  Once viewed if you have any further questions please email

Virtual Presentation recorded on 2 December 2020

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.

All applications for Reception are made through your Local Authority.  Please refer to the Local Authority website for details on admission criteria.

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.

All applications for Nursery for September 2021 are made through the school. The deadline for receipt of applications was January 2021, please contact the school direct for an Application form after this date.  Guidance Notes are available from the school office or you can download them from the download section below.

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 admissions. The 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 Common Infants 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!

Please see our policies section to view our admissions policies

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. Please contact the school office on 020 8337 4152 or email

Extended Schools

Cheam Common Infants’ Academy operate their own extended schools service in-house.  

For further details please contact the school office on 020 8337 4152 or email

Tax Free Childcare and 30 hour free entitlement for 3-4 year olds


Page Downloads Date  
Starting Nursery Guidance 2020 21 30th Jun 2020 Download
Starting Nursery Guidance 2021 22 02nd Sep 2020 Download
Appendix to Starting Nursery 2020 21 1 30th Jun 2020 Download
Nursery Application 2020 21 30th Jun 2020 Download
Top things for parents Childcare Choices 30th Jun 2020 Download