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Is your child due to start primary school in September 2021? 

If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 you should apply for a reception place for September 2021.   From 1st September 2020 you can apply online at:  www.eadmissions.org.uk  (closing date for online applications is the 15th January 2021).  

In September 2021 we will be admitting 60 children. 

Applications for a primary school place at Marvels Lane School are processed centrally by the London Borough of Lewisham’s Admissions Team, following ­Lewisham:  Determined Admissions Criteria. If the school is oversubscribed places will be allocated to:

  1. Children who are Looked After
  2. Children with a medical or social need
  3. Siblings of children already in school
  4. Children who live closest to the schooL

For more information please visit Lewisham Admissions and click the link for ‘Applying to start Primary School in September 2021’

Please click below to visit our Reception and Nursery page where you can access our Virtual Tour of the reception classes and find out some important dates for an online Q&A session with the Headteacher.

Reception & Nursery

If you would like to book a place on one of the online ‘Q&A Sessions’ that are mentioned at the end of the virtual tour, please e-mail the school office with details of which session you would prefer.


For any other applications (including late Reception applications) the parent/carer should contact Lewisham Admissions Team direct on 020 8314 8282 or by email on schooladmissions@lewisham.gov.uk. and obtain an In Year Common Application form from the school office.

If you are applying from another Lewisham school you will first be expected to discuss your reasons for wanting to move with your child’s current Headteacher.

For more information please visit Lewisham Admissions and click on the link for ‘Transferring your child to a different school during the school year’

If you live in a borough other than Lewisham you can still apply, but you will need to contact your own Local Authority.


We are very excited to announce that some families will be eligible for 30 hours of Nursery provision per week from September 2017, if you would like to check the criteria for a full-time place please visit GOV.UK 30 Hours Free Childcare 

We currently offer a combination of Full-time (30 hours) and Part-time (15 hours) Nursery places at Marvels Lane.  Part-time Nursery places will consist of 5 morning sessions (8:45-11:45am) or 5 afternoon sessions (12:30-3:30pm) and Full-time places will consist of 5 full days (9:00-3:00pm).

Children would usually start nursery in the September after their third birthday, but you are welcome to apply for a place at any time.  Applications should be made directly to the school. 

Please complete the online form below to apply for a nursery place:

Visits to the School

We normally welcome and encourage visits from prospective parents and carers, but at the moment any planned tours of the school have had to be postponed.  We are offering an online virtual tour of the reception classes which can be accessed via the ‘Rec & Nur’ tab.

Click here to read our Admissions Policy