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Admissions

Prospective parents - we hope you find the video informative. In the event that you have further questions that the video guide does not answer, these should be sent via the contact us page on the school website.   These questions will either be answered directly or via a follow-up video featuring 'frequently asked questions', depending on the queries.

Pre-school Admissions (age 3-4)

Timetable for starting Pre-school in September 2021 (co-ordinated with other school nursery/pre-school settings)

  • Friday 23rd April 2021 - open afternoon 1:30pm-2:15pm for prospective parents and carers to visit (please phone 020 8852 3151 and book) Please note this is subject to government guidance.
  • 2nd May Admissions committee meet to rank applications 
  • 7th May Offer letters sent out to parents /carers
  • 17th May Deadline for responses (please inform the school if you do or don't wish to accept the place)
  • Tue 15th June 9:30-10:15am Welcome morning for parents / carers of children starting in September 2021

Pre-school - Key Information

  • Our pre-school follows the ethos, values and policies of St Margaret's lee School. The children are taught by a fully qualified class teacher and nursery nurse.
  • Pre-school follows the same calendar as the school, although some days are taken up for home visits and start dates in September are staggered. Full details of the nursery calendar is shared at the welcome meeting.
  • Children who do not qualify for 30 hour provision can attend full time using our 'top up' option. (see below for details)
  • Children attending full time bring a packed lunch 
  • Parents/carers must commit to either 15 hour funding or 30 hour funding e.g. the school cannot share the funding with another provider
  • Children attending for 15 hours do so 8:55am-11:55am Monday to Friday.
  • Children attending 30 hours do so 8:55am-3:25pm Monday to Thursday and 8:55am - 12:55pm on Friday.

If you are interested in a place at our Pre-school, please contact the school as we may have vacancies. Children can start attending in the term following their third birthday. We offer 15 hour places (with the option of paid 'top-up' so children can attend a full school day) and we also offer 30 hours for children who are eligible.

Please click on the link below for guidance on eligiblity for the 30 hour offer.  You can also read/download the 30 hour Frequently Asked Questions below.   

https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow

Reception Admissions - previous year guide

 Use the table below as a guide to offered places in previous years.

Year 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Places

30

30

30

30

30

Applicants

210

218

193

179

201

Children in care (1)

0

0

0

1

0

Exceptional medical or social need (2)

0

0

1

0

0

Sibling (3)

17

10

12

18

13

Church attendance (4)

9

9

10

7

10

Distance from school (5)

4

11

7

4

7

Furthest distance gone

127m

275m

171m

144m

162m

Please note that we often go further than the distances stated as sometimes offered places are not taken up e.g. a family moves out of the area in the summer holidays. It is very common for places to available in September/October. If you wish to go onto our waiting list, you should contact Lewisham and complete and in-year form - https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/education/schools/school-admission/Pages/transferring-to-a-different-school.aspx for more information.

Reception Admissions for September 2021

Please view or download our Admissions Policy  2021 at the foot of the page.

In-year Admissions

If you are applying for a school place within the school year, please visit https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/education/schools/school-admission/Pages/transferring-to-a-different-school.aspx for more information.