Starting primary school

The deadline for applying to start school in September 2020 has passed. If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 and you haven’t applied yet, please get in touch as soon as possible so we can help you put in a late application. If you apply late, you’ll hear back in May.

If you already applied before the deadline, you’ll hear back on the 16 of April.

If you don’t live in Bexley, even if you will when school starts, you must apply through your current local council. You can list Bexley schools on their form.

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 better. We don’t accept utility bills, drivers’ licences or bank statements as proof of address.

PDF Booklet


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 2020*

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