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Year 7 Admissions for September 2020

There were 679 applications for 120 places available in September 2020. Girls with an education, health and care plan naming the school are admitted after consultation with the Hammersmith and Fulham 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.    
Under the terms of the 1998 Education Act, parents whose children are not offered a place at the school of their choice may appeal against the decision to an independent panel.  If you decide to make an appeal you must lodge this with the Education Appeals Clerk, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, not the school.  You should use the appeal form which can be downloaded from the link below. If you require a hard copy, this is available from the school office. When completing the form, you must set out the grounds on which the appeal is made, enclosing any supporting documents. If you wish to appeal this should be sent to the address on the form for receipt no later than Thursday 7th May 2020.
It is anticipated that appeals will take place in May/June and will be held over a number of days. Parents who lodge an appeal will be given at least 10 school days’ notice of their hearing.  No places have been kept to be filled on appeal.  Last year, of the 6 appeals lodged, none were successful.

Appeal Form 2020 
Year 7 Admissions Policy September 2020
Year 7 Admissions Policy Handbook September 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.
Please click here to read the consultation document. 
Year 7 Admissions Policy September 2021
Year 7 Admissions Policy Handbook September 2021
Year 7 Additional Information Form September 2021
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. 


Objection notice 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 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


Click here to download the Year 7 Prospectus and the Additional Information Booklet for admission September 2019.

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