Admissions to Myatt Garden

Reception 2019 Admissions

If your child was born between 1 September 2​​014 and 31 August 2015 they qualify for an admission to a reception class full time from September 2019.

The deadline for submitting your application is 11.59pm on 15th January 2019. All applications are handled by Lewisham Borough Council Admissions Team and their admissions criteria.

Further information on admissions is available from the Lewisham Council website, click on the link below to find out more:

Lewisham Admissions

If you would like to visit our school, please call the School Office on: 0208 691 0611.

Nursery Admissions

We have a Nursery here at Myatt Garden and offer 60 places for children from age 3. We provide the free government entitlement of either 15 or 30 hours per week. To check if you are entitled to 30 hours childcare, please visit You will need to provide the entitlement code to us so we can confirm that you are entitled to funding for 30 hours. 

Places are offered according to Lewisham Admissions criteria. This considers children in care and current school siblings and distance to the school. As we have thirty places available for 15 hours and thirty places available for 30 hours, the distance of the furthest child offered a 30 hour place may vary from the distance of the furthest child offered a 15 hour place.

We have two intakes per academic year, a September intake and a January intake. Your child will have three to five terms in Nursery depending on which month their birthday falls in:

  • September – December = January intake
  • January – August = September intake

For those children entitled to 15 hours, the nursery session will start at 9.15 and end at 12.15. Children entitled to 30 hours will attend from 9.15 to 3.15 and will need to bring a packed lunch.

We recommend that you put your child’s name on the waiting list when they are age 2. All you need to do is fill out a basic application form which you download here: Nursery Application Form  or get a copy from the school office (no proofs will be required until a place is offered).

Please note that the offer of a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception class.

Please come and visit us to have a look around the Nursery and ask any further questions.

School Admissions

If you wish to apply for a school place for your child from Year 1 – Year 6 you will have to apply through Lewisham Council. This is called an ‘in-year admission’.

To proceed with an in year admission an ‘In-Year Common Application Form’ will have to be completed, this form is available from Lewisham Council or from their website Transferring to a different school. Some proof will need to be submitted with this form, this includes: proof of address in the form of a current council tax bill and proof of parental responsibility in the form of a current copy of the child benefit or tax credit letter.