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Please also look at our online Prospectus or collect a hard copy of the prospectus and the application form from a table provided in our reception. Please note we are not able to deal with any enquiries in person.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have to limit contact with visitors and are unable to deal with visitors face to face at this current time.  If you have any questions you will need to send an email to aosmani@ladymargaret.lbhf.sch.uk.

You can find relevant information about the admissions process below or in our Additional Information Booklet

Banding Test  - Friday 20th November.

All applicants for Year 7 in 2021 need to sit our Banding Test which will be held on Friday 20th November 2020 at Lady Margaret School. The purpose of this test is to allocate all applicants to one of three ability bands. Every year 25% of girls come from Band 1, 50% from Band 2 and 25% from Band 3. The Banding Test is used only for the administration of our Admissions process and is not used to determine any teaching groups once pupils join Year 7.

This year we will put in place arrangements to ensure that there is sufficient social distancing in place to keep all applicants and all LMS staff safe. Where we have a group of applicants from one primary school, those pupils will be invited in together. Timings for the day will be published nearer the time once we know how many applicants we have and from which primary schools.

Year 7 Admissions for September 2021

If your daughter was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 you may apply for a place at LMS for the school year starting in September 2021 (“the Admission Year”). The school’s Year 7 Admissions Policy tells you how to apply and how we will deal with your application. Additional details of our admissions arrangements may be found in the Year 7 Admissions Handbook.  If you wish to apply for a Year 7 place you must;

- fill in the Common Application Form and send it to your local authority by 31 October 2020

- fill in the Additional Information Form and send it to LMS by 31 October 2020

- bring your daughter to the banding tests at the school on Friday; 20th November 2020 

If you wish to apply for a Foundation Place you must tell us about your daughter’s church attendance on the Additional Information Form.

In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.

There were 679 applications for the 120 places available in September 2020. Girls with statements of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan naming the school are admitted after consultation with the Tri-Borough SEN Department. Then we give first priority to girls who are looked after or previously looked after.  We give second priority to siblings.  And we give third priority to the girls who live closest to the school. Please, bear in mind that we do not have medical, social, nor financial compassion criteria in the Admission Policy.

Year 7 Admissions Policy September 2021

Year 7 Admissions Policy Handbook September 2021

Year 7 Additional Information Form September 2021

The Governing Body of Lady Margaret School hereby formally determines the admission arrangements for the academic year of entry 2021/22.  The School was not proposing any changes to the Year 7 Policy but did invite any comments or suggestions. No responses were received.

Please click here to read the consultation document. 

In accordance with Regulation 21 of the Regulations and Section 88 of the SSFA 1998, any person or body who considered that any maintained school or Academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not compliant with the Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator.

Objection notice to the Schools Adjudicator

Appeal Form 2020

Lady Margaret School Determined Admission Arrangements for 2021/2022

In accordance with Regulation 17 of the School Admissions Regulations 2012, admission arrangements must be formally determined by the responsible admission authority. 
 
The Governing Body of Lady Margaret School hereby formally determines the admission arrangements for the academic year of entry 2021/22.  The School was not proposing any changes to the Year 7 Policy but did invite any comments or suggestions. No responses were received.
 
The following changes were made for the Sixth Form admissions:
1) To make it clear that priority applicants (students with an EHCP, looked after and previously looked after children) must still meet the entry criteria grades in order to be accepted
into the Sixth Form.
2) To make it clear that not only do priority applicants need to meet the entry requirements but they must also complete the Subject Choice Form to confirm that they are expected to do so.
3) To clarify that Governors reserve the right to vary the range of subjects offered at A level depending upon the level of demand in any year.

Outside Normal Age Group Application Form 2021
Sixth Form Admissions Policy
Sixth Form Subject Choice Form

In accordance with  Regulation 21 of the Regulations and Section 88 of the SSFA 1998,  any person or body who considered that any maintained school or Academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not compliant with the Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator. 

In Year Admissions

Students wishing to join the school mid-year should download and complete this form: In-Year Application Form


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many places are available for Year 7?
There are 120 places for Year 7 in each academic year. 67 Foundation Places will be reserved for girls who have regularly attended services at a Church of England church and 53 Open Places will be reserved for girls of any, or no, religion. 
 
2. What are Foundation Places? 
As a Church of England school 67 places are reserved for girls who attend services at a Church of England church or churches at least fortnightly for a minimum of three years up to the present time.
There is no need to fill in a separate application form but when applying for a foundation place you must complete page 5 on the Additional Application Form. The school will take up a reference from a vicar in order to assess each application for a Foundation Place.
 
4. Can my daughter apply for a foundation place if she attends any other church e.g. Roman Catholic, Methodist or Pentecostal etc.?
No, but girls of any other religion or no religion can apply for an Open Place.
 
3. What is the catchment area?
Applications for foundation and open places will be separately divided into the three ability bands making six categories, depending on the girl’s ability and the nature of her application. For each category distance measurements are then applied. 
 
5. What kind of tests are the Banding Tests?  
Girls will complete a non-verbal reasoning test which will test their skills in Mathematics, and a piece of independent creative writing to assess their skills in English.
The banding test is for admission purposes only; individual marks will not be released. 
 
6. My daughter has dyslexia and has psychological report, does she qualify for extra time and  priority?
No, unless she has an education, health and care plan naming Lady Margaret School then she will be admitted after consultation with the Hammersmith and Fulham SEN Department. 

7. Will other issues such as medical, social and financial issues qualify for priority?
We do not have criteria for medical, social, financial compassion in the Admission Policy. 
We give first priority to girls who are looked after or previously looked after then we give second priority to siblings. Please check our Admission Policy for more details.

Archive download:

Year 7 Admissions Policy September 2020
Year 7 Admissions Policy Handbook September 2020
Year 7 Admissions Policy September 2019
Year 7 Admissions Policy Handbook September 2019
Year 7 Admissions Policy September 2018
Year 7 Admissions Policy Handbook September 2018
Year 7 Admissions Policy September 2017
Year 7 Admissions Policy Handbook September 2017
Year 7 Admissions Policy September 2016
Admissions Policy Handbook September 2016
2015 Admissions Policy
2015 Admissions Policy Handbook


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