Admissions

Starting Reception

The application process is open from September and the deadline is in the January before your child is eligible to start school in September.

Is your child due to start primary school in September 2023? 

If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 you should apply for a reception place for September 2023.   From 1st September 2022 you can apply online at:  www.eadmissions.org.uk  (closing date for online applications is Sunday 15th January 2023).  

We arrange tours of the school during the Autumn term for prospective parents/carers and we are always pleased to answer any queries.

In September 2023 we will be admitting 90 children. 

Applications for a primary school place at Sandhurst Primary School are processed centrally by the London Borough of Lewisham’s Admissions Team, following ­Lewisham:  Determined Admissions Criteria. If the school is oversubscribed places will be allocated to:

  1. Children who are Looked After
  2. Children with a medical or social need
  3. Siblings of children already in school
  4. Children who live closest to the school

For more information please visit Lewisham Primary Admissions – Reception 2023



Admission to Nursery 

At Sandhurst Nursery we promote a safe and nurturing environment, enabling children to grow in confidence as individuals and develop an understanding of kindness and respect towards others. We do this through providing a creative, broad and fun play-based curriculum. The environment and experienced staff aim to foster children’s natural curiosity, encouraging them to become critical thinkers who embrace the challenges they meet. 


Children usually start Nursery in the September after they turn three. We offer morning part time places (15 hours) and some full time places (30 hours), depending on eligibility.  

 
The Nursery school day is Monday to Friday: 
Part time: 9.00 – 12.00 
Full Time: 9.00 – 3.00 

All children will automatically receive 15 hours of free childcare (which is equal to a part-time place), but any parents applying for a full-time place MUST meet the criteria to obtain the extra funding for the school.  You can check the criteria by visiting this link: The Government 30 hours free childcare .  You will need to apply for this funding and provide your ’30 hour code’ to the school at least 4 weeks before the term in which your child is due to start

For children due to start Nursery in September 2023, those children born 1st September 2019 – 31st August 2020, please complete the form in the link below. It must be returned to the school office, before 1st March 2023, to ensure you are offered a place during our offer round for 2023/2024 school year. 

Application for Admission to the Nursery

Applications for a Nursery school place at Sandhurst Primary School are processed in accordance with the guidance provided by Lewisham Council and follow the same guidelines as the Local Authority criteria for all admissions to school. If the Nursery is oversubscribed places will be allocated to:

  1. Children who are Looked After
  2. Children with a medical or social need
  3. Siblings of children already in school
  4. Children who live closest to the school


Please note that being in our Nursery does not mean automatic entry into our reception classes, even if your child is a sibling of a child already in school.


In-Year School Admissions

For any other applications (including late Reception applications) the parent/carer should contact Lewisham Council on 0208 314 8282 or e-mail schooladmissions@lewisham.gov.uk

If you are applying from another Lewisham school you will first be expected to discuss your reasons for wanting to move with your child’s current Headteacher.

For more information please visit Lewisham Admissions and click on the link for ‘Transferring your child to a different school during the school year’

If you live in a borough other than Lewisham you can still apply, but you will need to contact your own Local Authority.