Open Evenings and Virtual Tours for Reception Admissions 2022
Reception Admissions September 2022
Reception Spaces 2022/2023
Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 will be due to start in Reception in September 2022.
- you can apply online from 1 September 2021
- the closing date is 15 January 2022
Information regarding the schools available in Bexley together with full details on the application process can be found on the pages below and additional details in the Admission to Primary Schools in Bexley booklet 2022 (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.
National offer day will take place on 19 April 2022. If you apply online, you will receive the outcome by email on the evening of 16 April. Offers to paper applicants will be made by letter, posted on national offer day by first class mail
Following the current government guidelines, Mayplace will not be offering viewings of the school. However, a prospectus and virtual tour of the school will be uploaded to the website shortly. Virtual open mornings will be available during the October half term, more details and dates to follow.
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.