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. There’s no need to book in advance – just turn up. We also hold 4 open mornings specifically for potential Reception Parents/Carers during the Autumn term. To book a place simply contact the admin team on 020 8692 2762.


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 [link], 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 the school’s admin team on 020 8692 2762 or the Beecroft Garden Children’s Centre via the school office or by email []

If you have missed the application date and require a place for September 2019, you must contact Lewisham Council’s school admissions team [link].

If your child has a place for September 2019, you will receive an invitation to visit the school together during June and July.

Applications for September 2020 will open in September 2019.


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, often supported by an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
  • siblings of children already in school
  • children who live closest to the school





Admissions during the school year or to other year groups

For any other type of application, you should contact Lewisham’s admissions team directly. You can phone them on 020 8314 8282 between 9am and 12 noon Monday to Friday or email at

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

Admissions during the school year or in September to year groups other than Reception are all referred to as ‘in-year applications’. You can download the in-year application form from:

In-Year Applications can often be reviewed by Lewisham’s Fair Access Panel to ensure that schools are following correct procedures.


Admissions to Beecroft Garden Nursery

Children may start in our Nursery the September after their third birthday – please contact the school in order to find out about admission to our Nursery.