We know that choosing the right school for your child is a big decision. At Lyndhurst we take a personal and dedicated approach to help you at this important time. Our admissions team are on hand to make the arrangements or answer any questions, big or small. We look forward to meeting you.

To help you understand admissions at Lyndhurst, explore they key points below...

Visit & Explore

We would love to invite you to visit our school, take a tour, see our facilities, and meet our Headteachers. We currently offer a range of opportunities for you to get to know the school.

Contact Admissions

If you are considering Lyndhurst Primary School for your child and you would like further information about our school, the admissions process an informal chat, please contact our Admissions Team

0207 703 3046

Admissions Criteria

We are a non-selective and fully-inclusive community school. Pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan will be given special consideration based on their plan, and Looked After children will also have priority admission.

Following these children, priority will be given to siblings of current pupils, and then children on the basis of straight line distance. 

In Year Admissions

If you wish to apply to Lyndhurst mid-way through the school year for any of our year groups you must complete an in year application form.

Southwark Council’s in year application form

Completed forms should be emailed to or returned to the school office

Nursery Admissions

You can apply directly to the school for entry into Nursery using this form  -- hardcopies are available from the school office.

Completed forms should be emailed to or returned to the school office

Reception Admissions for September 2024

Applications for entry into Reception in September 2024 open on 1 September 2023 and close on  15 January 2024.

For information on how to apply, please see the

Southwark Council website.

Applications are made online go to:

Applications between January 16th and 19th August 2024 should be made via southwark's website Late applications - Southwark Council.

Measurement Protocol

The school uses the eastings and northings linked to an applicant’s address to calculate a straight-line distance measurement to the main school entrance. 

If a child lives in a block of flats where a communal entrance is used, the school will use the grid references for the block, not for the individual flat. When dealing with multiple applications from a block of flats to the same community school, lower door numbers will take priority.


All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code. 

Appellants should appeal, using the form in the link below, to the Admissions Officer (Appeals) at Lyndhurst Primary School within 20 school days, counting from the day after the date of the letter confirming that their application was unsuccessful. 

Any parent/carer wishing to know of their child’s ranking on the waiting list and the criteria that applies to them has the right to be informed should they request this information.

Key Forms and Policies


"It's a great family school. The staff really know our children and really care about them."


What if my child has special needs?

You should still complete an application form but we also suggest having a conversation with our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator. Contact the office to arrange this chat.

I have a question about my child starting school, who can I talk to?

Contact our school office who will be happy to help answer any questions you may have.

Can I come and visit the school?

Yes! We welcome visitors and would be happy to take your on a tour of our school. Just contact our office to book a time and date to visit.