Admissions

*Limited number of Reception places for 2020 still available at APSoL*

It’s not too late to secure a place at APSoL for this September even if you have already been offered a Reception place at another school via your Local Authority. Applications can be made by completing our short online application form.

APPLY NOW for a Reception place for 2020

If you would like to arrange a phone call with our Principal Marta Correia, please email us at info@angloportugueseschool.org or call 020 3417 0905.

The admissions policy for the Anglo-Portuguese School of London satisfies the requirements of the School Admissions Code, the School Admissions Appeals Code and admissions law. Our admissions process will be inclusive, open, fair and transparent.

The Published Admissions Number (PAN) for the 2020 Reception intake is 60. In each subsequent year, as our school continues to grow, 60 pupils will be admitted to the Reception year, subject to the judgements of an independent appeals panel. As such, when full the school will have 420 pupils on roll.

In accordance with the law, children with Education Health and Care Plans will be admitted to the school where the Local Authority has specifically named APSoL as the most appropriate placement. In the event of there being greater demand than there are places available to the school, places will be offered using over subscription criteria in keeping with the School Admissions Code.

Rather than having a catchment area, the school proposes to take pupils from six nodal admissions points located in the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Lambeth, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond and Merton. For more details, please view our Admissions Policy. Should we receive more applications than we have places available, places will be offered in accordance with the stated oversubscription criteria as  stated in our Admissions Policy.

Our Trust has signed and returned its Funding Agreement to the Department for Education (DfE). Owing to the COVID-19 crisis, it has not yet been possible for the DfE to sign and seal our Agreement. As per the Academies Act (2010), our Funding Agreement requires a ‘wet’ signature from the DfE and an official governmental seal, which cannot be done electronically. This means that the Reception places we offer on 16th April are conditional on the final signature of the Funding Agreement. We have been assured by the DfE that there are no further impediments to the signing.

An offer made by APSoL for 2020 is in addition the usual Local Authority process. Those who choose to accept an offer of a place at APSoL and an offer at another local school through their local authority can accept both places until we receive our Funding Agreement. Once we have received our Funding Agreement, we will notify all families who have been offered a place at our school, who will then need to make a final decision.