Birkbeck Primary School


School admissions

If you are interested in enquiring about applying for nursery or primary school places at Birkbeck Primary school, please contact the School Admissions team for advice by telephone on: 020 8303 7777

Admission to Reception classes 2024 - 2025

The application period for entry to reception in September 2024 is now open.

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, you can apply now.

  • The deadline for applications is 15th January 2024. Late applications will only be processed after all on time applicants have received an offer
  • Please read the following information booklet before commencing your application
  • Admission to Primary school Reception classes in Bexley 2024-25
  • If you do not live in Bexley, please contact your home Local Authority to find out how to apply, you can apply for Bexley schools, but on the form supplied by your home Local Authority

Applications online

  • Please try to apply online, it is simple and secure. Applications are available online at
  • Documents can be uploaded securely, and attached to your application once submitted

Applications on a paper form

  • Paper application forms are available on request from the Local Authority.

National offer day will take place on Tuesday 16th  April 2024. If you apply online and use the admissions app, you will receive the outcome by notification on the same day. Offers to paper applicants will be made by letter, posted on national offer day by first class mail.

Please note: there is NO automatic transfer from our Nursery to our Reception classes. You MUST apply to the Local Authority for a place by 15th January 2024.

Reception Admissions

Deadline for applications is 15th January 2024.

In year Admissions

Bexley Admissions Website - In Year Admissions



Our admission dates and appeals timetable is as follows:


02 May 2024:

Deadline for accepting or declining the offer of a place made on 17 April 2023.

15 May 2024:

Deadline for lodging Appeals against a decision not to offer a place at Birkbeck Primary School – see timetable below.



Appeals Timetable:

15 May 2024:

Deadline for lodging Appeals against a decision not to offer a place at Birkbeck Primary School. 

June – July 2024:

Appeals will be heard up to 40 school days after the deadline.


Appellants will receive at least 10 days notice of their appeal hearing.


Decision letters will be sent within 5 school days of the hearing wherever possible.

Late applicants:

Appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals – where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

In-Year Appeals

Will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.