Visits to the school

We welcome and encourage visits from prospective parents and carers.  Our open days consist of a guided tour of the school (including the Reception Classes) by the Headteacher and an opportunity to ask questions.  We are currently offering the following dates:

Thursday 11th January 2024 at 9:15am

If you would like to book a place on one of our school open days please complete our short Open day booking request form with details of which session you would prefer.

Starting Reception

Is your child due to start primary school in September 2024? 

If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 you should apply for a reception place for September 2024.   From 1st September 2023 you can apply online at:    

In September 2024 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 Primary Admissions – Reception 2023

Please visit our Home Page or the Reception and Nursery page where you can access our Virtual Tour of the reception classes 

Joining Other Year Groups

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 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.

Registering for Marvels Lane Nursery

Children usually start Nursery in the September after they turn three (no child can be admitted before their third birthday)We offer a combination of full and part-time Nursery places at Marvels Lane Nursery. 

Full-time (30 hour) places consist of 5 full days (8:45am – 3:15pm). 

Part-time (15 hour) places will either consist of 5 mornings (8:45am -11:45am) or 5 afternoons (12:15pm -3:15pm).

All children will automatically receive 15 hours of free childcare (which is equal to a part-time place), but parents are able to apply for a full-time place as long as they meet the criteria needed to obtain the extra funding for the school.  You can check the criteria by visiting .  You will need to apply for this funding and provide your ’30 hour code’ to the school at least 4 weeks before the term in which your child is due to start

Our Nursery team consists of a highly experienced Class Teacher and Nursery Nurse, who are supported by a range of additional adults. They provide high quality educational opportunities within a stunning environment that promote a progression of learning for children across the week. For this reason, we do not offer alternative timings for part-time places (e.g. 2½ days per week).

Applications should be made directly to the school via the online form below.  Paper application forms can also be requested from the school office. Parents can register for a place in the Nursery at any time.

If there are more applicants than spaces, it will first be established whether the space is for a full-time (30hr) or part-time (15hr) place.  Decisions will then be prioritised according to our Marvels Lane Nursery Admissions Policy

You can access our full prospectus here.