Admissions


Nursery

Nursery admissions are the only admissions that the school deals with directly.

Children can be considered for a place in Gordonbrock nursery for the September after their 3rd birthday.

Places are for 15 funded hours per week, 3 hours per day, Monday to Friday. Morning places are 8.45am to 11.45am. Afternoon places are 12.30pm to 3.30pm. We will try to meet your preference for a morning or afternoon place but cannot guarantee it.

Applications can be made at any time after your child’s 2nd birthday. You should call the school on 020 8690 0704 with your child’s details.

Where there is over-subscription priority is given to

  • Children in public care (i.e. looked after by the local authority).
  • Children with an acute medical or social need for Gordonbrock School (the application must be supported by a letter from a professional such as doctor or a social worker).
  • Applicants whose brother or sister is on roll at Gordonbrock on the closing date for applications and will still be on roll at Gordonbrock at the intended date of admission.
  • If any places remain, unfilled priority will be offered to children who live closest to the school. Distance will be measured in a straight line using digitised mapping software.
  • Offers are made approximately 4 months before the September that a child would be due to start.
  • Unsuccessful applicants do not have the right of appeal but the child’s name can be placed on a waiting list.

Please note that a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception Class. You must apply separately at the appropriate time online to the Local Authority.



Reception – Starting School

Children born between 1st September 2012 and 31 August 2013 are due to start in a primary school in September 2017.

Applications can be made from 1st September 2016 to 15th January 2017.

You should apply online directly to your home Local Authority (i.e. the borough where you live and pay council tax) at www.eadmissions.org.uk . If you are unable to apply online you should contact the Local Authority to obtain a paper application. (020 8314 8282)

Where there is oversubscription priority is given to:

  • Children in public care (i.e. looked after by the local authority)
  • Children with an acute medical or social need for Gordonbrock School (the application must be supported by a letter from a professional such as doctor or a social worker)
  • Applicants whose brother or sister is on roll at Gordonbrock on the closing date for applications and will still be on roll at Gordonbrock at the intended date of admission.
  • If any places remain, unfilled priority will be offered to children who live closest to the school. Distance will be measured in a straight line using digitised mapping software.

Parents should apply for six schools, which can be within Lewisham or any authority outside the borough. School must be ranked in order of preference (you should have previously checked your chosen schools’ admission criteria).

When applying online you will receive an automated email confirming receipt of your application and a reference number. You will also be able to make any changes to your application up until the January deadline.

National offer day is 18th April 2017. Online applicants will get the result by email during the evening of the 18th April 2017 from the Local Authority.

You will need to accept your offer direct to the Local Authority  by logging into your account so it’s important to keep a record of your user name and password.

At a later date, Gordonbrock will contact you to advise you of the date of the induction meeting which both you and your child are invited to attend.

For more information and advice on applying to start school, or to ask for a member of Admissions team to visit schools and speak to parents please contact the Admissions and Appeals team on 0208 314 8282 (Monday – Friday 9am – 12 noon) or email schooladmissions@lewisham.gov.uk.

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In Year Admissions (all year groups)

Once the school year has started, applications for places in Year 1 -6 and reception, should be made online direct to Lewisham Local Authority, at www.lewisham.gov.uk, by completing the In Year Admission Form. Offers are made in accordance with the admission criteria as listed in the Reception Starting School section above. Offers will be made to you direct from the Local Authority. They will inform the school of any offers made. The school will then contact you to arrange an induction interview with the Head of School. The Head of School will ask for all relevant details concerning the child’s health, welfare and previous attainment. The parent/carer will be given the opportunity to ask any questions they might have about the school. If there are no places available the Local Authority also hold the waiting list for these year groups.

For more information and advice about in year admissions, or to ask for a member of Admissions team to visit schools and speak to parents please contact the Admissions and Appeals team on 0208 314 8282 (Monday – Friday 9am – 12 noon) or email schooladmissions@lewisham.gov.uk.


 


Further Information

You can find further information about admissions at www.lewisham.gov.uk

The admissions team at Lewisham can be contacted on 0208 314 8282 (Monday – Friday 9am – 12 noon) or by email to schooladmissions@lewisham.gov.uk