Starting primary school

The closing date for on-time applications for Reception Entry in September 2021 was Friday 15 January 2021.

Any applications received now will be considered late. Information regarding the schools available in Bexley can be found on the pages below and additional details in the Admission to Primary Schools in Bexley booklet (PDF).

If you do not live in Bexley, please contact your Local Authority to find out how to apply for Bexley schools.

National offer day took place on 16 April 2021. If you applied online, you will have received the outcome by email on the evening of 16 April. Offers to paper applicants were made by letter, posted on national offer day by first class mail.

If you have received an offer for your first preference school, this will be automatically accepted, and unless you are declining the offer, it does not require a response. All other offers must be accepted either online via your eAdmissions account, by email to schooladmissions@bexley.gov.uk.

Those not offered their first preference school can request a place on the waiting list of any other schools on their application that was not successful. Requests should be made by email to schooladmissions@bexley.gov.uk.

Late applications will be considered once responses to on-time offers have been processed and following this, waiting lists will be established. Please do not contact us for waiting list positions before 15 May.

Over half of the primary schools in Bexley are now Academies, the list below details the schools that must be contacted directly to request an appeal form.

List of schools

School Telephone Number
Barnehurst Infant School 01322 334401
Barnehurst Junior School 01322 334214
Barrington Primary School 020 8304 0242
Bedonwell Infant School 020 8310 4161
Bedonwell Junior School 020 8310 4174
Belmont Academy 01322 432057
Belvedere Infant School 020 8311 9092
Belvedere Junior School 01322 431404
Bishop Ridley CE Primary School 020 8303 4461
Brampton Primary Academy 020 8303 2873
Burnt Oak Junior School 020 8300 5854
Bursted Wood Primary School 020 8304 9960
Castilion Primary School 020 8311 5177
Chatsworth Infant School 020 8300 9295
Christ Church Erith CE Primary School 01322 333780
Days Lane Primary School 020 8300 1697
Eastcote Primary Academy 020 8856 1346
East Wickham Primary Academy 020 8854 0698
Gravel Hill Primary School 01322 521343
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Temple Grove 01322 402180
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Slade Green Temple Grove 01322 330 363
Harris Garrard Academy (Primary Section) 020 8320 4840
Hillsgrove Primary School 020 8303 4949
Holy Trinity CE Primary School 020 8300 3613
Hook Lane Primary School 020 8303 3839
Hope Community School 020 3223 2000
Hurst Primary School 020 8303 2688
Jubilee Primary School 020 8310 2933
Lessness Heath Primary School 01322 433290
Mayplace Primary School 01322 523256
Normandy Primary School 01322 333998
Northumberland Heath Primary School 01322 334638
Northwood Primary School 020 8310 2722
Old Bexley CE Primary School 01322 527 981
Our Lady of the Rosary RC Primary School 020 8850 4470
Peareswood Primary School 01322 332379
Pelham Primary School 020 8303 6556
Royal Park Primary School 020 8300 7646
St Augustine’s CE Primary School 020 8311 2956
St Fidelis RC Primary School 01322 337752
St John Fisher RC Primary School 020 8310 7311
St Joseph’s RC Primary School 01322 524162
St Michael’s CE Primary School 020 8303 3287
St Paul’s (Slade Green) Primary School 01322 334689
St Paulinus CE Primary School 01322 523236
St Peter Chanel RC Primary School 020 8302 6029
St Stephen’s RC Primary School 020 8303 9738
St Thomas More RC Primary School 020 8303 8322
Sherwood Park Primary School 020 8303 6300
Upland Primary School 020 8303 2175
Willow Bank Primary School 020 8320 1900

All other primary schools in Bexley are community schools or voluntary controlled schools and enquiries should be made to the School Admissions Team.

Enquires about schools in other boroughs should be made to the school or relevant local authority.

Admission to Reception classes 2020/21

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 and they have not yet started school, please be aware that they will reach compulsory school age from the first day of the school term following their 5th birthday. You can now make an in-year application to secure a place in the current academic year.

What you need to hand to apply:

  • proof of your child’s date of birth: their birth certificate, passport or medical card
  • proof of your address: a council tax bill or tenancy agreement

If you're living with a friend or relative and you're not named on the council tax account, you can use a copy of your child benefit statement or tax credits letter. We don’t accept utility bills, drivers' licences or bank statements as proof of address.

PDF Booklet

In-depth

We know you’ll have lots of questions about applying for schools. We’ve answered the main ones on the next few pages and covered the rest in our PDF booklet - Admission to primary schools in Bexley 2021