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Nursery Admissions September 2020


We currently have vacancies for children who will be three years old by 1st September. We offer part-time (8:45am-11:45am and 12:30pm-3:30pm) and full-time places (8:45am-3:30pm). To apply please email 

Admission Arrangements


We offer all new Reception children a place to start in September regardless of when their birthday falls. The Reception admissions are handled centrally by Lewisham Council and you will need to apply electronically on (usually by mid-January) detailing your school preferences. Open days at Tidemill are held during October and December to give prospective parents a chance to see the school.


If you would like to learn more about applying to start primary school, you will find information on Lewisham's website.


Admissions to Nursery are handled directly by the school, in line with the Tidemill Academy Admission Policy. In year admissions, (for children joining the school after Reception) are managed by Lewisham Council and ‘In year admission forms’ are available at school, online or from Laurence House in Catford.


Admission to the S&LRB is through the Lewisham Special Educational Needs Provision and Placement Panel, not Tidemill Academy. For further information about admission to the Speech and Language Resource Base, please read our Speech and Language Resource Base prospectus.


If you are offered a place at our school, our Office Manager and Family Liaison Officer, will work with you and your child to ensure a smooth transition to Tidemill, making sure your child settles into their class as quickly as possible.


Please read our Admissions Policies 2020/21 and 2021/2022

Home/School Agreement

All parents and pupils are asked to sign a Home School Agreement when they become a pupil at Tidemill. The purpose of this agreement is:

  • To foster partnerships between the school and parents
  • To maintain high standards across all areas of school life
  • To make expectations clear on all sides

We have high expectations of ourselves, our children and our parents and carers, so please make sure you read through the agreement carefully and discuss it as a family.


View a copy of our Home School Agreement below.