As we are aware that many families have only recently heard about APSoL as an additional choice for children starting school this autumn and we have a limited number of Reception 2020 places still available*, we are continuing to accept applications past the original 15th January deadline.

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.

Parents of children starting school in September 2020 have the unique opportunity to receive two offers of Reception places to choose from in April. This is because applications are made directly to APSoL IN ADDITION to the usual Local Authority application process – but this will only be the case for 2020. Therefore applicants may be offered two places, one from APSoL and one through their Local Authority for this year only. We will be making offers to parents on the same day as other local schools, on 16th April 2020, meaning that parents make their final choice of school after all school offers have been made. In short, an application to APSoL WILL NOT affect your other applications for a Reception place.

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.

It’s not too late to apply for a 2020 Reception place – APPLY NOW!

*as at 16th January 2020