Admissions to Beecroft Garden Primary School and Nursery

We are responsible for admissions to our Nursery. All other admissions to the school are processed centrally by Lewisham Council’s school admissions team.

 Visiting Beecroft Garden Primary School and Nursery

If you are thinking of applying for a place for your child, please do come along to one of our ‘community tours’. These take place every Wednesday morning during term-time at 9.30am.  Please check key dates on our home page. There’s no need to book in advance – just turn up.

 Open Mornings

In the Autumn term we hold a number of Open Mornings for prospective reception parents to come and see the school in action, hear about our vision and values and ask any questions you might have.


Admissions to Reception class

Children start in Reception the September after their fourth birthday.

You need to apply between September and January for a place the following September. The deadline is always
15 January.

If you live in a borough other than Lewisham, please view your borough’s information about their processes, even if you are applying to us. You will need to apply through your borough.

If you live in the borough of Lewisham, you can apply via Lewisham Council’s website, or go directly to  You can use the computers at any Lewisham library to get online.

The Council’s website gives full and clear advice on the whole process. If you need extra help to complete your application, please contact our Children’s Centre via the school office or by email.

Applications for September 2017

Applications for September 2017 are now closed.

If you have missed the application date and require a place for September 2017,
you must contact Lewisham Council’s school admissions team.

If your child has a place for September 2017, you will receive an invitation
to visit the school together during June.

Applications for September 2018 will open in September 2017. 

Criteria for admission

If more parents want places for their children than we are able to provide, the Council’s school admissions team apply their standard criteria to decide which children qualify. In order of priority, these are:

  • children in public care
  • children with a medical or social need
  • siblings of children already in school
  • children who live closest to the school.

Admissions to Beecroft Garden Nursery

Children may start in our Nursery the September after their third birthday. For September 2018, we are hoping to offer a mix of part time and full time places, but are currently seeking clarification over the number of full time places we can offer.

You need to apply directly to us for a Nursery place for your child. Collect an application form from the desk in the main school reception, fill it in, and return it to us there.

You can apply at any time during the year.

We follow Lewisham Council’s guidance on offering places. As with the primary school, we give priority to:

  • children in public care
  • children with a social or medical need
  • siblings of pupils already in the school
  • children living closest to the school.

We recommend that you put your child’s name on the waiting list once they are two years old. To do this, ask for an application form at the desk in reception, fill it in and return it to us there. You do not need to provide any proof of your permanent address to go on the waiting list.

Please note that you can only accept a place at one Nursery and that the offer of a place in the Nursery does not guarantee your child a place in the Reception class.

Admissions during the school year or to other year groups

Admissions during the school year or in September to year groups other than Reception are all referred to as ‘in-year applications’. For these, you need to download an application form from Lewisham Council’s website –

When you have completed the form, you then need to submit it to: Admissions and Appeals Team, 3rd floor Laurence House, Catford SE6 4RU.

For help and advice, you can contact the schools admissions team on 020 8314 8282 between 9am and 12 noon Monday to Friday or by email at

If you are applying to transfer your children from another Lewisham school, you will first need to meet with the head teacher at your current school to talk about why you want to move your child.