Admissions

Apply for your place early in the year to avoid disappointment.

In order to apply for a place for your child at Grinling Gibbons Primary School (Reception and above) you must first contact the London Borough of Lewisham’s School Admissions Department on 020 8314 8282 or follow this link to the Lewisham Admissions page.

Apply for your place early in the year to avoid disappointment.

Places will be offered in the following priority:

  • Children in Public Care – a looked-after child
  • A child or their family member who may have medical or social needs
  • A sibling who currently attends Grinling Gibbons Primary
  • Children living closest to the school

Once you have submitted your application, Lewisham Admissions will contact you to advise you of the outcome. If you have been assigned a place at Grinling Gibbons Primary School we will contact you with a date and time for either a home visit (Reception applicants) or a meeting with our Head of School and Inclusion Officer (Years 1 and above) at which point all relevant documentation must be produced.

For the Nursery you can apply directly through the school; application forms are available at the school office and once the application is submitted your child will then be placed on our waiting list until a place becomes available. The following criteria are followed:

  • Children in Public Care – a looked-after child
  • A child or their family member who may have medical or social needs
  • Age – any child over 4 will be given priority over 3 year olds
  • Lewisham residents

For both school and nursery places we will ask for a copy of your child’s long birth certificate and proof of address (i.e. council tax bill or tenancy agreement).

Young girl enjoying her breakfast
Boy playing with the apparatus in the playground

Latest Lunch Menu

You can see what's on the Grinling Gibbons School menu plus all allergens by downloading a copy to print and keep safe at home. This will help with your family meal planning.

Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Grinling Vision

Aspirations, Responsibility, Respect, Tolerance, Resilience and Equality are the anchors of our life at Grinling Gibbons Primary School