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Lionel Primary School

Working together to provide an educational environment that inspires, challenges and nurtures each child.





All admission authorities must publish their determined admission arrangements for each academic year.  The admission arrangements for London Borough of Hounslow community schools are below.


2020/2021 – for school year September 2020 – July 2021

Determined admission arrangements for community schools for 2020 -2021



Admissions to our School


Reception Admissions

If you would like your child to attend our school you must complete your application online direct to the London Borough of Hounslow via their website.


You will need to attach proof of your address (copy of current council tax bill) and your child's birth certificate to the form.


You will be notified in the April in writing whether you have been successful in obtaining a place in September for Reception Admissions.

(Please note admissions to the School from Nursery to Reception is not automatic and cannot be guaranteed).

We also have to take into account that family circumstances can change and children sometimes need to move schools during term-time.

Applications made during the school year (called in-year admissions) will be dealt with as soon as possible on receipt of the Primary In-Year Common Application form by the Admission Section, Hounslow.



Welcome to our Reception!

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Usually at Lionel we look forward to welcoming prospective parents, carers and children into our Reception so that they can meet the staff, have a look around and ask questions. We are very proud of all the achievements that our children make and love sharing them.
As you know this year has been a bit different. Sadly we cannot have you into school to visit but we have made a short video to share with you some of our learning experiences in the setting. Please have a look above and also look at our Year Group Page to get a feel for our school and what we have been up to in Reception this year.


Nursery Admissions

Nursery Admission forms are also available from the School and currently all Hounslow Schools allocate their Nursery places directly. We inform parents in writing in May if they have been allocated a Nursery place for their child for the following September.

Nursery Admission forms will be available in December to enrol for the following September start.




Due to COVID restrictions we are limiting our tour to afterschool visits only  with a limit of 4 families per visit.


Visit Dates:


Tuesday 30 March

Monday 19 April

Tuesday 20 April

Wednesday 21 April

Tuesday 27 April

Wednesday 28 April


All visits will take place between 4.15-5.15pm and must be booked in advance


Ms Payne our nursery class teacher will make arrangements to meet parents at 4.15pm ‚Äčat our Carville Park entrance.


Please ensure you book a place with the school office by either calling 02085605323 or emailing


Admission criteria for Nursery and Reception places


The full details of these are published on the Hounslow web-site

or in booklet published by the council.

You can obtain a copy of this direct from Hounslow Council.


In brief, priority for admission will be given to:


1) Children in public care


2) Applicants whose medical or social circumstances require attendance at a particular school rather than any other school


3) Families who live in the school’s Priority Admission Area (PAA)

a)To applicants living within the PAA who have an older sibling at the school.

b) When there are more applications from other parents resident in the PAA than there are spaces in the school priority will be given to those children who live nearest to the PAA school


4) Priority will then be given to families living outside the PAA but who have an older sibling attending the school


5) Any remaining vacancies will then be offered to applicants based on distance from home to the school


6) Any places remaining after all applicants have been admitted will be offered to Hounslow residents who cannot be offered any of their preferred schools


If your child does not get into your first choice of school, you will have the right to appeal to the Local Authority.