Children starting Reception
Since September 2011, there has been a one-point entry to Foundation Stage with all children joining in September. If your child’s fifth birthday falls between 1st March and 31st August, you may request that they start school in the January, but we encourage all children to start in the September.
We offer a gradual, staggered introduction into school life with children staying for mornings for most of the first week, mornings and lunch for the second week, building up to a full school day.
All parents who have registered their child and have been accepted will be invited to make an informal visit to the school prior to their child starting.
A meeting is arranged in the summer and autumn terms when parents new to the school have the opportunity to ask questions and meet their children's future teacher.
Applications for primary school places are processed by the admissions teams of your Local Authority – the borough to which your council tax payments are sent.
All general school admissions for Elmstead Wood Primary School are handled by Bromley Local Education Authority at the Civic Centre. Please contact them with any queries on 0208 313 4044 please call between 12-3pm.
Bromley residents should refer to the School Admissions section of the London Borough of Bromley’s website for further information, which can be accessed via this link:
(please note this link will take you to an external website).
Non-Bromley residents should contact the admissions team at their local authority.
Lewisham residents should refer to the School Admissions section of the London Borough of Lewisham’s website for further information, which can be accessed via this link:https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/education/schools/school-admission (please note this link will take you to an external website).
Please see our admission timetables and appeal form below. Should you wish to appeal an admissions decision, you will need to complete the form below and return it to the school directly. This can be returned either electronically via email or post.
Appeals will probably be held virtually and will be held at some point w/c 4th July.
Little Acorns Nursery
Little Acorns Nursery admissions are processed by the school. Children can join the Nursery in the term that starts after their third birthday. Please note, a place in Little Acorns Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception class of Elmstead Wood Primary School. If you would like to register your child for a place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Year Groups
Prospective parents for all other year groups are welcome to visit the school and should contact the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time to visit.
Main School Office Tel: 0208 857 1504
Main School Office Email: email@example.com
Please see our 'Admissions Policy' and 'Nursery Class Funding Admissions Policy' under the 'Policies and Procedures ' section of this website.