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Primary and Nursery School

If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 you can apply for a place in our Nursery.

You can view our Virtual Tour located in our "Open Morning/Virtual Tour" tab, which we hope will give you an insight into some of the great things our school can offer your child. 


Applications must be made directly to the school. The application form may be downloaded using the link below at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, please contact the school office on 020 8764 4611 if you would like a printed copy of the application to be sent to you in the post.  Please read the accompanying information before completing your application.


We offer either:

  • Morning sessions 8.45am-11.45am
  • Afternoon sessions 12.15pm-3.15pm
  • Full days 8.45am-3.15pm

These options will be subject to availability. Please note that charges apply for full day sessions (see below).


All children are entitled to five sessions a week (15 hours universal funding), usually taken across the whole week as 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions, Monday to Friday. A preference for morning or afternoon sessions may be stated but there can be no guarantee that preferences can be met.


Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to apply for 30 hours funded places (subject to meeting the required eligibility criteria) or may apply to purchase additional morning or afternoon sessions, so that their child can attend the Nursery for the full school day, subject to availability of spaces. Please note that charges apply for the 30 hour funded sessions and marketed full day sessions.


30 Hours Funded Places:

To find out more about entitlement to 30 hours funded places, please visit:

We also charge for lunchtime supervision for children attending 30 hours funded places, at a rate of £7.00 per day, term time only. 


Additional Paid for Sessions:

If you are not eligible for a 30 hours funded place, you may apply for additional sessions, at a rate of £18 per day, term time only, so that your child can attend for the full day.


Please Note: Fees are payable half-termly, in advance and are non-refundable in the event of sickness, family holidays and any other absences. We do not charge for Inset Days or Bank Holidays.

There are currently 52 places available.  Where there is over subscription of applications, then priority is given in the following order:


Priority 1

Looked After Children - i.e. children in public care.


Priority 2

Siblings - children with a brother or sister who will be in attendance at the school at the time of enrolment of the new pupil.


Priority 3

Medical - pupils with serious medical reasons needing to attend Downsview Nursery, in particular.  In a very few exceptional cases there may be reason why a child needs to attend a specific nursery and this could be due to the child's medical need or the medical condition of the parent or the main carer with responsibility for the child.  If applying on these grounds, you must also complete the attached Medical Information form and submit to the school by the application deadline, together with a supporting letter from a professional, such as a doctor or a social worker.  Providing evidence does not guarantee that a child will be given priority at a particular nursery and in each case a decision will be made based on the merits of the case.


Priority 4

Distance - priority will be given to children living nearest to the school, as measured by a straight line from the school's designated main entrance.



Application forms, together with copies of supporting evidence (as specified on the application form) should be emailed to OR posted to: The Admissions Officer, Downsview Primary School, Biggin Way, Upper Norwood, SE19 3XE


The school will notify you of the outcome of your application by post.  If a place is not immediately available, you have the option to place your child's name on the waiting list.  


Please note that a place in our Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception Class.  You must apply for Reception separately at the appropriate time.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2022