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If you would like your child or children to come to Downderry, please take up our invitation to visit the school to find out more about us.

You will then need to complete an application form available from the school office. There are different forms and starting dates for the nursery and the reception class.

Children are usually offered a part time nursery place the term after their third birthday, and a full time place in the term before they start reception. In some cases, names have to go on a waiting list.

Please get in touch if you have any other questions or need more details.

School Admissions 2018

If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, you will need to apply for a reception class place to start in September 2018. Parents are able to apply to start in September 2018 as soon as the new school year begins in September 2017. The deadline for applications is 11:50pm on 15th January 2018.


Please apply online at

The Lewisham council website contains information for Lewisham residents about applying to primary schools in Lewisham.



In-Year admissions

In-Year admissions are dealt with through Lewisham Council general enquiry line, open daily from 9:00am - 12:00pm. 0208 314 8282


Transition onto Secondary school

As part of the transition from Primary onto Secondary school, our learning mentor has several parents’ evenings throughout the summer term outlining the process. Parents are also assisted with completing the online CAF (Common Application Form) and with organising visits of secondary schools.