Admissions

Apart from places in our nursery, all applications for places at our school are processed centrally by the London Borough of Lewisham admissions team.

For further information about both the process of applying for a place in our nursery or a place in Reception to Year 6 please use the tabs below.

Nursery Admissions

Children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 can start Nursery in September 2022.

Places at our Nursery are for either 30 or 15 funded hours per week, 6 or 3 hours per day respectively, Monday to Friday. Morning places are from 8.30am to 11.30am. Afternoon places are 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Full-time places are from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Generally, you are eligible for 15 hours, but you may be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare. Please check the eligibility criteria by using the following link: - 30 hours free childcare - GOV.UK.

Applications can be made at any time after your child’s 2nd birthday.  To apply for a place in our nursery, please contact the school office on 020 8699 0586 and speak to Mrs Pritchard.

Nursery places are allocated to children within the nursery age range ( i.e. between 3 years and the start of the academic year in which they will be 5). We do not allocate places to children whose parents have delayed admission to reception class.

In line with Lewisham’s Admission Criteria, where there is over-subscription, priority is given to:

  • Looked-after children - children in public care , or being provided with accommodation by a local authoruty.  Confirmation of a child's looked-after status must be supplied by the allocated social worker or foster carer, along with a copy of the adoption order, care order or special guardianship order.
  • Medical or social need - children may be admitted to a school wehre they would not normally qualifiy for a place on the grounds ot their, or their family's, severe medical or social need. The application must be supported by a letter from a professional such as doctor or a social worker.
  • Siblings - children whose brother or siste attends the school on the closing date for applications and still be on roll at Gordonbrock at the intended date of admission.
  • Distance to School - if any places remain, unfilled priority will be offered to children who live closest to the school. Distance will be measured in a straight line using digitised mapping software.

Offers are made approximately 4 months before the September that a child would be due to start.  Unsuccessful applicants do not have the right of appeal but the child’s name can be placed on a waiting list.

Please note that a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception Class. You must apply separately at the appropriate time online to the Local Authority.

Reception - Starting School

Children born between 1st September 2017 and 31 August 2018 are due to start in a primary school in September 2022.

Applications can be made from 1st September 2021 to 15th January 2022.

Lewisham Council coordinate applications for Reception class places in primary schools within the Lewisham Borough.  To apply for a Reception class place for their child parents should apply online directly to your home Local Authority (the borough where you live and pay council tax) via www.eadmissions.org.uk.

Parents are advised to read the following information, available via the links below, before making their application.

In summary:

  • Parents should apply for six mainstream state primary schools, which can be in our outside the Lewisham borough. Do not include fee-paying or special needs schools on your application as they have a seperate application process.
  • On the applications parents must be rank schools in order of preference.  Parents are advised to use all all six preferences and not restrict their application.  As it is not always possible to offer every child a place at one fo their preferred schools, parents are advised to research a range of schools, including the one closest to your home address.
  • Most schools in the borough will be oversubscribed,  Where there is oversubscription priority is given to:
    • Looked-after children - children in public care , or being provided with accommodation by a local authority.  Confirmation of a child's looked-after status must be supplied by the allocated social worker or foster carer, along with a copy of the adoption order, care order or special guardianship order.
    • Medical or social need - children may be admitted to a school where they would not normally qualify for a place on the grounds of their, or their family's, severe medical or social need. The application must be supported by a letter from a professional such as doctor or a social worker.
    • Siblings - children whose brother or sister attends the school on the closing date for applications and still be on roll at Eliot Bank School at the intended date of admission.
    • Distance to School - if any places remain, unfilled priority will be offered to children who live closest to the school. Distance will be measured in a straight line using digitised mapping software.
  • Once parents have completed the online application they will receive an automated email confirming receipt of your application and a reference number. They will also be able to make any changes to your application up until the January deadline.
  • National offer day is 19th April 2022. Online applicants will get the result by email during the evening of the 19th April 2021 from the Local Authority.
  • You will need to accept your offer direct to the Local Authority by 4th May 2022.  Offers should be accepted by logging into your account so it’s important to keep a record of your user name and password.

For more information about applying to start primary school and how to make the application via the eAdmissions system, please use the links below:

Lewisham Council Website: Applying to Start Primary School

eAdmissions: Guidance To Applying Online
In-Year Admissions (all year groups)

Once the school year has started, applications for places in Year 1 -6 and Reception, should be made online direct to Lewisham Local Authority - for more information use the link below.

Offers are made in accordance with the published admissions criteria which can be found on Lewisham Councils Website. Offers will be made to you direct from the Local Authority and they will inform the school of any offers made.

Once an offer has been made to you from the local authority the school will then contact you to arrange an induction interview with the Head of School. The Head of School will ask for all relevant details concerning the child’s health, welfare and previous attainment. The parent/carer will be given the opportunity to ask any questions they might have about the school.

Children with SEND

Most children and young people with special educational needs can get the support they need in mainstream schools.  However, some children need extra support through an education, health and care plan (EHCP).

There is a separate application process for children with an EHCP.  For more information is available via the link below.

Alternatively contact the Children with Complex Needs Service on 020 9049 1475 or via email to sen@lewisham.gov.uk .

Further Infomation

For more information and advice on applying to start school or an in-year admission:

For independent advice you can contact ACE Education Advice on 0300 0115 142 (lines are open Monday - Wednesday, 10am - 1pm) or visit their website: www.ace-ed.org.gov.uk