If your child is due to start school in September 2023 and you are considering St Bartholomew’s, please read our EYFS welcome pack and handbook 2022.23. Please note that the deadline for applications has passed; contact us as: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have many questions or concerns.
For more information on admissions and appeals, please read our Admissions Policy
If you are applying for a Foundation place (due to your religious beliefs), please download and complete a copy of the Church Supplementary Form 2023-24 doc.
Please follow this link for more general information about applying to school.
Parents have the right of appeal to any school that has refused their child a place. The deadline for lodging an appeal is 20 calendar days from National Offer Day (Monday 17th April 2023). Please contact the school for further information about making an appeal and to request the appropriate papers: email@example.com
Appeals against non-admission to St Bartholomew’s will be heard in accordance with the provisions of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and the Education Act 2002, together with the School Admissions Appeals Code. Appeals will be heard during the summer term prior to the child’s admission to school.
Those making an appeal will receive at least 10 schools days' notice of their appeal hearing. Whenever possible, decision letters will be sent within 5 school days of the hearing.
Parents whose appeal has been unsuccessful will not be able to apply and subsequently appeal again for a place at the same school in the same academic year unless there are significant and material changes to the child or family’s circumstances. Documentary proof of such changes will be required from the appropriate professional(s) working with the family.
Transferring to our school from another school
Sometimes you may want your child to go to a different school during the school year (other than the normal stages of children starting school in Reception). If this is the case, you should first discuss the reasons for the move with the headteacher of your child’s current school. Problems and difficulties can often be resolved without the need to disrupt your child’s education.
If, after having the discussion, you still want your child to transfer to our school then you will need to download and complete an in-year application form, commonly known as an iCAF, which is available from the Lewisham Council website here.
The form must be submitted to Lewisham Council Admissions and Appeals Team, 3rd floor Laurence House, Catford SE6 4RU, together with a copy of: (a) your current year’s council tax bill to verify your child’s home address and; (b) a current child benefit letter or child tax credit letter to confirm you have parental responsibility for your child. You will also need to ensure that your child’s current headteacher completes Section 9 of the form before you return it to the Lewisham Council Admissions and Appeals Team.
If your application is complete and you include the evidence asked for, Lewisham Council Admissions and Appeals Team will send you a letter to let you know the outcome of your application. This Admissions and Appeals Team will contact our school to check whether a place is available and that you meet our Admissions Criteria (see Admissions Policy above). This can take up to 20 school days from the date your application is received by Lewisham Council Admissions and Appeals Team.
Please note that in cases of school transfers that do not involve a house move, or where there is no need for an immediate change of school, the school may arrange for the child to transfer at the beginning of a full or half-term to minimise disruption to your own child's and other children’s education.