Admissions

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 11.30am or every afternoon from 12.00 to 3.00pm. We do not offer 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.

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

Primary Admissions

Reception Class Admissions

Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 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 16 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 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 catchment area is very small. For academic year 2018-19, the furthest distance place we offered was 0.299km from the school.

Appeals

Under the Schools Standard and Framework Act the Governing Board of the school has to make appeal arrangements for parents who wish to appeal against their child not receiving an offer of admission to the school.

The following process applies:

  • The deadline for lodging appeals is Tuesday 21 May 2019
  • The person from whom appeal forms are available is the Office and Admissions Manager
  • The person to whom completed appeal forms should be returned is the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel c/o the school
  • The deadline for hearing appeals is Wednesday 17 July 2019
  • Appellants will receive reasonable notice of their appeal hearing and other deadlines, such as deadlines for submitting additional evidence
  • Decision letters will be sent within reasonable period from the date of appeal.

Please contact our Reception or the Office Manager for an appeal form.

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 point into Reception then you will need to complete an in-year common application form.  Please click here for further information on how to apply.

Secondary Admissions

The secondary transfer application process begins in September.  The school hold an Open Evening and several Open Mornings in September/October each year for Year 7 entry. However, if you are unable to attend one of our Open Events, we will arrange for a member of the team to give you a personal tour of the school.  

Parents are able to find further 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 1 March 2019.

Appeals

Under the Schools Standard and Framework Act the Governing Board of the school has to make appeal arrangements for parents who wish to appeal against their child not receiving an offer of admission to the school.

The following process applies:

  • The deadline for lodging appeals is Friday 29 March 2019
  • The person from whom appeal forms are available is the Office and Admissions Manager
  • The person to whom completed appeal forms should be returned is the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel c/o the school
  • The deadline for hearing appeals is Tuesday 18 June 2019
  • Appellants will receive reasonable notice of their appeal hearing and other deadlines, such as deadlines for submitting additional evidence
  • Decision letters will be sent within reasonable period from the date of appeal.

Please contact our Reception or the Office Manager for an appeal form.

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 point into Year 7 then you will need to complete an in-year common application form.  You can find details on the process here.

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

For details of our Determined Admissions Policy 2020-2021, please click here

Useful links

London Borough of Lewisham - School Admissions

Ofsted

If you have any further questions regarding admissions, please contact Mrs Carly Haydon on 020 8297 3540 ext. 613050 or email c.haydon@prendergast-vale.com.