Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

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Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

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Sacred Heart School

Sacred Heart School is a single form entry, voluntary aided Catholic Primary school. It has 30 places in Reception, 26 in Nursery and is situated in the heart of Teddington. Catholic spirituality is central to every aspect of school life and our pupils grow and develop in God's love. In a recent OFSTED inspection, March 2017, the school was recognised for the 'bespoke provision' it provides for its pupils.


Sacred Heart School serves all the Catholic parishes in the area. These include Sacred Heart (Teddington), St Francis de Sales (Hampton Hill), St Theodore's (Hampton) and St Margaret's (East Twickenham). Applications are  warmly invited from Catholic families in all these parishes. Additionally, applicants to Sacred Heart school are warmly welcome from families of other faiths and none - our expectation is that these applicant are comfortable with and to support for the Catholic character and ethos of the school. 


In recent years the school has been able to offer places to all applicants from all local parishes and beyond.


Visits to the School are welcome and a tour can be arranged by contacting the school office on 020 8977 6591. Open days are arranged for the Autumn term – details available from the school office.

A small school has many benefits for its pupils including:

  • A warm and caring environment with excellent teaching staff ensures that the children's transition into life at Sacred Heart is exceptionally smooth and quick
  • A teaching staff with a wealth of experience who put the pupils at the heart of all they do

  • KS1 and KS2 SATs results that are consistently well above National

  • Thriving on-site breakfast and after-school provisions
  • Dedicated, specialist staff ( Music, sport, learning support)

  • Extensive outside space

  • An active and cohesive parent teacher body, which raises significant funds for our children, as well as many social events

We look forward to welcoming your child to Sacred Heart School and helping them realise their full potential.

Admissions to the Sacred Heart School 

To apply to Sacred Heart School, you must complete the School’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in addition to the Borough's Common Application Form. The completed SIF and supporting documents must be returned to the School.


Further information on Sacred Heart School can be found in the Richmond Borough Primary School Admissions brochure available here, from the Richmond Borough website or in paper form from the school office. 

A copy of the Certificate of Catholic Practice can be obtained from the parish priest of the church where you worship or from the Diocese of Westminster website.

Timeline for Applications – September 2019

Parents have the right to appeal if their application is not successful. Paperwork for an appeal can be obtained from the school office. The school follows the Appeals Timetable and Guidance published on the LBRuT website under the School Admissions section.

Other Admissions – In-Year Admissions

Class sizes are limited to 30 but vacancies do arise. Applicants may contact the school office (020 8977 6591) or the In-year Admissions Team at London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames (020 8547 5569) for further information.

Historical Admissions Data

All applicants are ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the School’s oversubscription criteria and returned to the Admissions team at the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, who are responsible for sending out offer letters.


Admissions to the Reception Class in September 2018

There were 105 applicants for 30 places. Of those applicants falling within the last oversubscription criteria, 6 were successful.


Admissions to the Reception Class in September 2017

There were 135 applicants for 30 places. Of those applicants falling within the last oversubscription criteria, 5 were successful.



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