If you need to apply for a school place for your child after the normal points of entry to Reception, to Year 3 of a junior only school or to Year 7, for example because you have just moved to the area, you should complete an In year primary (PDF, 284KB) or secondary (PDF, 274KB) school application form:

  • you can apply for up to six schools within the London Borough of Bexley
  • to apply for a school within another borough, ask the school's home local authority for their In year application form

All the schools you apply for will decide whether they can offer your child a place and write to you with their decision.

Primary school places pressure

The London Borough of Bexley prides itself in the work it undertakes to plan for and commission school places. That said, like the rest of London, it is coming under increasing and unprecedented pressure.

In the case of applications for Reception places received by the published closing date, offers of first or second choices remain amongst the highest in London.

For applications received at any other time in the academic year including all other year groups, options are far more restricted.

Please also be aware that there is little or no curriculum choice for new year 10 and year 11 students transferring to a Bexley secondary school. Therefore, before you consider applying please be aware of these limitations. Further advice on this can be obtained from schooladmissions@bexley.gov.uk.