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Admissions to Beecroft Garden Primary School 23/24


All admissions to the school are processed centrally by Lewisham Council’s school admissions team.

Visiting Beecroft Garden Primary School


School tours for potential Reception places (September 2025) will be resuming on Wednesday 2nd October, 2024. Mr Voller, our headteacher, will meet potential parents and take them on a tour around the school and answer questions. The tours will be weekly, until Wednesday 18th December. There will be a final Reception Place school tour on Wednesday 8th January, 2025, prior to the 15th January Reception application deadline.

 Tours will be limited to 20 adults and take place from 09:30 to 10:30. Places will need to be booked in advance, please call the school office between 10am - Midday to book your place on a tour.



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 15th January.

If you don't live in the borough of Lewisham, please view your own 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  

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.

You can use the computers at any Lewisham library to get online.


If you have missed the application date, you must contact Lewisham Council’s school admissions team

Applications for September 2024 will open in September 2023.


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 and all previously looked after children including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangement order or special guardianship order)
  • 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.