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Children are admitted to the Reception class in the school year in which they have their fifth birthday. 


The application period for entry to reception in September 2019 has now closed.

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, and you have not yet applied, contact your local authority's school admissions team for information on submitting a late application.  Alternatively, please call into the school office where we will be pleased to help you.


Children born from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016 can start in the Reception class in September 2020. 


The published admission number for Northwood School is 30; therefore the Governing Body will offer up to 30 pupils a place in our Reception class in the academic year 2020/21.


Applications for admission are welcomed from all parents, however, parents must note that evidence is needed for some admission criteria should the school receive more than 30 applications.  Children with an EHC plan are given priority before the criteria are applied.


Application Procedures and Timetable:


Parents should complete the Common Application Form available online from their Home Authority.  A link to Bexley's 'eAdmissions' can be found at the bottom of this page. 

If you are unable to apply online you may submit a paper application -  forms are only available from Bexley Council's Civic Offices in Bexleyheath.  If you are not a Bexley resident you should apply via your home authority's website.


The application period opens on 1st September 2019 and will close on 15th January 2020.  Parents may express up to six preferences for primary schools on the CAF.  In addition to the CAF, parents should complete a Supplementary Information Form - available via the link at the bottom of this page or from the school office. 


Supplementary Information forms must be completed and returned to the school office not later than 15th January 2020 along with a copy of your child's birth certificate and proof of your home address.  If parents do not complete and return the Supplementary Information form to the school by 15th January 2020, the application will be considered under oversubscription criterion 3 (if they have siblings in the school) or 4 (if they do not have siblings in the school).  

The 'Admission to Primary Schools in Bexley 2020' booklet is available online with details of all of the borough's primary schools.  Paper copies of the booklet may be collected from Council offices and libraries.


Letters offering places for children to start at the school in September 2020 will be sent by Bexley Council in April 2020.  Late applications will be dealt with separately after offers have been made to the 'on time' applications.


Our admission dates and appeals timetable is as follows:



30 April 2020:

Deadline for accepting or declining the offer of a place made on 16 April 2020.

15 May 2020:

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



Appeals Timetable:

15 May 2020:

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

June – July 2020:

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.


Northwood's admissions policy for 2020/21 is attached below:


Below is a link to Bexley Council's admissions page where you may find further information: