Admissions to Rushey Green Primary School

Primary schools in Lewisham are among the top performing schools in the country. Last year, children leaving primary schools in Lewisham achieved the fourth best results in the country.

We have two open days approaching for children that are going to be starting Reception in 2018. There is one on the 18th October and another on the 16th November, both starting at 9:20am. There is no need to make an appointment, please just turn up on the day.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer tours of the school for in-year admissions. If you are however offered a place at Rushey Green, you will be invited in to have an admissions interview where you can look round the school and meet with the Headteacher before you start.

School Places

Legally, children must receive full-time education from the beginning of the school term following their fifth birthday.

Applications for the admission of children to Reception and Years 1 - 6 must be made to:

London Borough of Lewisham
Admissions and Appeals Team Third Floor
The One Stop Shop,
Laurence House
1 Catford Road,

Tel: 020 8314 8282
Fax: 020 8314 3039

Applications can also be made on-line (

To view more information on the application process and to sign up for email reminders and tips, please visit

Applications for children starting in Reception 2018 will need to apply online at by the 15th January 2018

Children and young people with special needs can find out more about the application process at

If your child is already in a nursery place he/she will NOT automatically transfer to a school place, so you must apply to Lewisham Council.

Nursery Places

Nursery places are currently available for children that were 3 before 31st August 2014. Please apply as soon as possible to get a place.

Applications for the admission of children to our Nursery must be made to:

Rushey Green Primary School
Nursery Admissions
Culverley Road,

Tel: 020 8698 5001

For details of our Nursery click here (PDF), and for an application form click here