Nursery Admissions

Our Nursery class takes children from the term following their third birthday.  Places are for 15 hours per week, either every morning from 8.30 to 11.30 am or every afternoon from 12.00 to 3.00 pm. We will not be offering the 30 hours funded childcare. 

The criteria for admission to the Nursery class at Prendergast Vale can be found on the London Borough of Lewisham website: Early Years education. Applications should be made directly to the school and  we can add children to our waiting list from two years of age. You can fill in a copy of our application form to be added to the waiting list and return to school or  you can fill in a copy at our main Reception.

Please be aware that a place in our Nursery will not guarantee entry into our Reception Class.


Reception Class Admissions

Children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 are due for entry to the Reception Class in September 2019. You must apply for a place through the local authority of the area in which you live (this may not necessarily be the same local authority as the school if you do not live in Lewisham).  

National Offer Day is 16th April 2019. 

You can arrange a visit to our school prior to applying, where our staff will be happy to greet you and tell you about the school generally and our early years provision.  You will be able to visit the Reception class, see the work currently being studied by our Reception children and speak with the Reception teachers.

However, please note that we have an intake of 30 students and our catchement area is very small. For academic year 2017-18, the furthest distance place we offered was 0.299km from the school.


Secondary Admissions

The secondary transfer application process begins in September.  Parents are able to find information about the secondary transfer process in Lewisham in the Education section of the website of the London Borough of Lewisham.

National Offer day is 1st March 2019.


In-Year Admissions

If you are moving into the area or are interested in joining our school at any point other than the usual admission points into  Reception or Year 7 then you will need to complete an in-year common application form.  You can find details on the process here

Please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Carly Haydon, for an informal discussion or if you require further information.


Admissions Policy

For details of our Determined Admissions Policy 2018-19, please click here

For details of our Determined Admissions Policy 2019-2020, please click here

Further information about admissions to Lewisham schools can be found on the Lewisham website: