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Open Days

Nursery

Our Nursery open days for prospective  parents will be Wednesday 18th January 2017 at 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm and Tuesday 14th March at 9.30 am to 10.30 am. If you would like to attend either of these open days please arrive at least ten minutes before the time slot, as if you arrive after 1.30 or 9.30 unfortunately you will not be able to be admitted.

Reception

We understand that as parents you want to get a feel for a school you might want to consider for your child  (even though in reality you are only likely to be offered the school nearest to where you live), and so we offer two open days a year where the headteacher will speak to parents as a group and pupils will show you around the school and answer your questions. This is so you can hear how we work,  see the beautiful art the children produce and first hand experience the calm, productive atmosphere. Unfortunately as doing this with a very large group of people is very disruptive, we are unable to offer appointments outside of these times, however you are always welcome to go onto the website and see everything we do. Open days for children starting Reception in September 2018 are Tuesday 17th October 2017, and Thursday 7th December 2017, beginning absolutely on the dot at 9.30 am. Please plan to arrive ten minutes earlier than this, as we will not admit anyone  after 9.30 am. Please note, it is not a drop in session – you will have a brief talk from the headteacher, then be escorted around the school by the Year 6 children who will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

Nursery Admissions

Our nursery offers 20 part-time places, 10 in each morning or afternoon session from either 9.00 a.m.-12. 00 p.m. or 12.15 p.m.-3.15.p.m. We also have 10 full time places. Children usually start nursery in the term after their third birthday. Admission to the nursery is based firstly on educational, medical and social need. The other criteria for entry are the same as for Reception class. Please note – admission to the nursery does not guarantee a place in the school. There is no right to appeal to the nursery. Application forms for entry are available from the school office.

Starting School

John Stainer takes 60 children into our two Reception classes each year in September, and it is always heavily oversubscribed. Applications for a Reception place are coordinated by Lewisham Local Authority and must be made either on Lewisham’s Common Application Form (available from the school office, the Access points or by calling the Admissions team on 020 8314 8282) or online by registering with www.eadmissions.org.uk or through a link on www.lewisham.gov.uk/admissions. Our admission policy follows the guidelines set out by Lewisham Authority. Children are admitted under the following criteria.

  • Children ‘looked after’ by the local authority
  • If they have a brother or sister already attending John Stainer
  • Distance to school

Lewisham Council are currently accepting applications for Reception 2017. If your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 you can apply for a Reception place for September 2017.

All applications are made through Lewisham Council and must be done online at the following address: https://www.eadmissions.org.uk

Please visit the Lewisham Council website for further information www.lewisham.gov.uk/primaryadmissions

The deadline for applications is 15th January 2017

All successful applicants will be given a copy of our Reception A-Z – please click on the link below

John Stainer Reception A–Z

Casual Admissions

When we have a vacancy in a year group, these can be applied for through Lewisham by completing an In Year Transfer form. The headteacher meets with all casual admission families to ascertain the reasons for the move, meet the children and welcome your family to our school.