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Admissions into Reception are administered by Lewisham, who run the process for all state primary schools across Lewisham. Casual admissions (i.e. those joining the school at a later stage) are also processed by Lewisham.

The schools policy on admissions, as agreed by Governors and the local authority, is as follows with priority given to:

  • Children in Local Authority care.
  • Acute medical or social needs.
  • Brothers or sisters already attending the school.
  • Children for whom Sir Francis Drake is the nearest community school.

You have the right to appeal if you think that the admissions procedures have not been administered fairly.

The school is heavily oversubscribed. All parents are warmly invited to visit the school before applying. There is always a meeting for new Reception children and their parents before they start school. We also like to make a home visit before children start in Reception so that children meet their teacher in their own environment.


Click here for Lewisham School Admissions