Primary School Admissions

How to apply for Haseltine

Reception Admissions (starting school)

You can begin applying for school from the September before they would start, e.g. if you child is due to start Reception in September 2022, you can begin to apply in September 2021. The deadline for applications is always in early January each year. Please check on the Lewisham LA website, this alters from year to year depending on term dates.

Applications for admission to primary schools are made by visiting The online form will ask you to name six schools and to rank them in order of preference.

In–Year Admissions

(Admissions to current Reception Class and Years 1-6)

All admissions are dealt with by Lewisham Admissions Team. Lewisham residents must apply on the Lewisham ‘In-Year Common Application Form’ (iCAF). Forms are available online at or can be collected in person (Monday – Friday 9.00am – 12 pm) from the access point at Laurence House, Catford, London SE6 4RU.

Lewisham Council – School Admissions Information


Places will be offered in the following priority

  1. Children in Public Care – a looked-after child.
  2. A child or their family member who may have a medical or social needs.
  3. A sibling who currently attends Haseltine.
  4. Children living closest to the school.

Please note

Haseltine Nursery is a community nursery, not a feeder for Haseltine Primary School.

Nursery school

New entrants to the Nursery are usually admitted in the September (Autumn Term) following their third birthday. However, when spaces become available throughout the year we will refer to the waiting list and priority of place will be given in the following order:

  1. Children in Public Care
  2. Children/families with social and special educational needs
  3. The child’s birth date (older children will get priority)
  4. Children with a sibling on roll at the main school
  5. Children who live closest to the nursery

You can pick up an application form for the nursery from the school office. Please complete the application fully stating whether you require an AM or PM place or 30 hrs if you are entitled to a 30hr place, and return your completed form to the Office. Your child will be placed on our waiting list until a place becomes available. Before a child can begin attending the nursery, we will ask for evidence of child’s date of birth and home address.

If the school is oversubscribed entirely with siblings, priority will be given to:

Please note, a place in the nursery does not guarantee your child a place in Reception.

(We do not take into consideration the length of time your child is on the waiting list when offering places in nursery, the criteria above is used to offer places)

Haseltine Primary School
Haseltine Road
Lower Sydenham
London SE26 5AD
Tel: 020 8778 6536

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