Admissions

Nursery Admissions

All children are entitiled to 15 hours of funded education from the term after their third birthday. We have one point of intake each year in September. 

A 15 hour place comprises of either:

  • Monday - Tuesday, 8:45am-3pm and Wednesday morning, 8:45am-11:15, or
  • Wednesday afternoon, 12:30pm-3pm and Thursday - Friday, 8:45am-3pm

We also offer a maximum of ten 30 hour funded places. In order to qualify for one of these places, you must meet the criteria as stipulated by the government.

A 30 hour place comprises full time attendance, Monday - Friday, 8:45am-3pm.

For more information, please see our Nursery Admissions page.

Primary Admissions

Reception Class Admissions

Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 are due for entry to the Reception Class in September 2021. 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).   

Please note we have an intake of 30 students and our catchment area is small. For academic year 2021-22, the furthest distance place we offered on National Offer Day was 833.01m from the school.

For more information, please see our Primary Admissions page.


Appeals

For more information on Primary Appeals 2021, please click here.


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, you will need to apply direct to Prendergast Vale School.  

You are also advised to submit an In-Year Common Applicaton Form (iCAF) to your own local authority. Lewisham LA's iCAF form can be found here.

 

How to apply

To apply direct to Prendergast Vale School for an in-year place, you will need to complete our online in-year application form and send to admissions@prendergast-vale:

In-year application form

Online applications are preferred. A paper copy of the form is available on request. Paper application forms must be returned to Prendergast Vale School, as outlined in the form.

 

Admission criteria

The admission criteria for in-year admissions are the same oversubscription criteria as published in our Determined Admissions Policy each year.

 

Waiting lists

Waiting lists are held in the same order as the admission oversubscription criteria. Prendergast Vale School operates its own in-year admissions and waiting lists for all year groups, with the exception of in-year admissions to Reception and Year 7 between September - December each year. Waiting lists for these years groups are held by Lewisham Admissions Team for the Autumn term only. 

If your circumstances change, such as a change of address, or some other relevant change to your situation, please submit a new application with this new information, and provide supporting documents.

Please re-submit your application via email or contact the school via the details below.

The school participates in Lewisham Local Authority’s In-Year Fair Access Protocol and children may be prioritised over those children on the waiting list for admission under this protocol.

 

Contact Admissions

Please email our Admissions team: admissions@prendergast-vale.com
(Emails are monitored during term time only when the school is open.)

Or call the school via telephone number: 020 8297 3540 (school hours only)


 

Secondary Admissions

Admission to Year 7 - Secondary Transition

The secondary transfer application process begins in September.  The school typically hold an Open Evening and several Open Mornings in September/October each year for Year 7 entry. Since the coronvirus pandemic, we have moved our tours online. To see our most recent tour and view helpful information about the transition from primary to secondary school, please click here

Please note that for academic year 2019-20, the furthest distance place we offered on National Offer Day was 2007.38m from the school.

For more information, please see our Secondary Admissions page.


Appeals

For information on Secondary Appeals 2021, please click here.


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, you will need to apply direct to Prendergast Vale School.  

You are also advised to submit an In-Year Common Applicaton Form (iCAF) to your own local authority. Lewisham LA's iCAF form can be found here.

 

How to apply

To apply direct to Prendergast Vale School for an in-year place, you will need to complete our online in-year application form and send to admissions@prendergast-vale:

In-year application form

Online applications are preferred. A paper copy of the form is available on request. Paper application forms must be returned to Prendergast Vale School, as outlined in the form.

 

Admission criteria

The admission criteria for in-year admissions are the same oversubscription criteria as published in our Determined Admissions Policy each year.

 

Waiting lists

Waiting lists are held in the same order as the admission oversubscription criteria. Prendergast Vale School operates its own in-year admissions and waiting lists for all year groups, with the exception of in-year admissions to Reception and Year 7 between September - December each year. Waiting lists for these years groups are held by Lewisham Admissions Team for the Autumn term only. 

If your circumstances change, such as a change of address, or some other relevant change to your situation, please submit a new application with this new information, and provide supporting documents.

Please re-submit your application via email or contact the school via the details below.

The school participates in Lewisham Local Authority’s In-Year Fair Access Protocol and children may be prioritised over those children on the waiting list for admission under this protocol.

 

Contact Admissions

Please email our Admissions team: admissions@prendergast-vale.com
(Emails are monitored during term time only when the school is open.)

Or call the school via telephone number: 020 8297 3540 (school hours only)

Admissions Policies & useful links

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

For details of our Determined Admissions Policy 2021-2022, please click here

For details of our Determined Admissions Policy 2022-23, 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 or email c.haydon@prendergast-vale.com