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Our Open Days have now taken place. Thank you to those who attended. Please note there will be no more Open Days this academic year for Year 7 in September 2019 intake.

Year 7 Admissions for September 2019


If your daughter was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 you may apply for a place at LMS for the school year starting in September 2019 (“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 2018 

fill in the Additional Information Form and send it to LMS by 31 October 2018

bring your daughter to the banding tests at the school on Friday; 16th November 2018


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


There were 667 applications for the 120 places available in September 2018. Girls with 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 2019
Year 7 Admissions Policy Handbook September 2019
Year 7 Additional Information Form September 2019

Following a consultation period which ran from Monday 30 October 2017 until Friday 08 December 2017, the Governing Body of Lady Margaret School hereby formally determines the admission arrangements for the academic year of entry 2019/20. The following changes were made: 
1) To eliminate potential unfairness by extending the benefit of sibling priority to siblings who are both in the same academic year, in exactly the same way as it applies to siblings who are in different academic years.

2) To clarify the meaning of the term “foster sister” by including a more detailed definition.

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 2018


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 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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