If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Please see our policies section to view our admissions policies

Tour Dates for September 2024 entry

School tours have now finished.  Please contact the school office if you have recently moved to the area and missed an opportunity to view the school.  

Alternatively, take a look at our virtual tour of the school.

Please email the admissions team at if you have any questions. 

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 2024/25

Nursery parents and carers should apply between 1st September 2023 and 15th January 2024 for places in our Nursery for September 2024.  The deadline for receipt of applications was 15 January 2024 at 3.00pm, the deadline has now passed.   Applications received after this time will be deemed late and considered after all on time applications.

If you wish to submit a late application as outlined above, please email to request the link to a late nursery application form for the academic year 2024/2025.

CCIA Starting Nursery Guidance 2024/2025 

For late applications for our current Nursery (academic year 2023/2024) please contact the admissions team for an application form at

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.

Reception 2024/25

We have 120 places in our Reception shared between four classes. All children need to apply for a Reception place through the Local Authority they pay their council tax to.  Offers of Reception places are sent directly from the Local Authority. Once you have confirmed your acceptance of the offer to the Local Authority, your details will be forwarded to the school. You will then be informed by the school as to your child’s starting date. Your child will have the opportunity to visit the school prior to starting.

For Reception places, please apply via the link within your local authority’s website.  The London Borough of Sutton's website, can be found below

Applying to start Reception

In Year Applications

If you are about to move, or have recently moved  to the Sutton area, changing schools in-year or without a school and wish to apply for a place in one of our schools, 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.

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!

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

Appeals And Hearings Policy

For more information on our Appeals and Hearings Policy please go to our policies page. 

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

Admissions Consultations 

Admissions Consultation

LEO Academy Trust Admission Arrangements

Consultation Letter


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