Open Days 2023 Admissions
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To book onto one of the Nursery Open Days, click here.
Nursery Admissions September 2023
Nursery Spaces 2023/2024
Children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 can start in September 2023 in the Nursery, and parents will be able to apply from January to April 2023. Attendance at a school nursery class does not give priority for admission to the Reception class at the same school when your child reaches school age.
The application period for children to start nursery in September 2022 is 16 January 2023 to 6 April 2023.
Offers of places to on time applicants will be made on Monday 16 May 2023.
Information regarding the schools available in Bexley together with full details on the application process can be found in the Admission to Nursery Classes in Bexley Schools booklet 2023 (PDF)
Late applications will only be processed after all on time applicants have received an offer. 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 LA.
If you are not allocated the school of your preference then you can appeal against the decision.
The appeal will be heard by an Appeal Panel which is independent and is set up in accordance with DFE School Admission Appeals Code of Practice.
Members of Appeals Panels will include people with experience of education, but none will have been concerned with making the original admission decision.
Appeals are normally heard in June and July prior to when the child is due to start school in the following September.
Because of the legal requirement to have a maximum of 30 pupils in infant classes, the power of Appeal Panels to allow appeals is very limited, therefore very few are successful.
Parents are only likely to be successful with an appeal if they can show either:
- That the admission of their child would not breach the infant class size limit.
- That a place would have been offered if the admission arrangements had complied with admissions law or had been correctly and impartially applied.
- That the decision not to admit their child was not one which a reasonable Admission Authority would make in the circumstances of the case.
- When you are advised of the outcome of your application, if you have not been offered your first preference school, you will be given information on how to obtain a form on which you can register your appeal.
Governors of voluntary aided and free schools and Academies have their own appeal panels and deal with appeals against their decisions on admissions to their schools. Parents should contact the school for details of the appeal arrangements and an appeal application form.