The consultation period for Gray’s Farm Primary Academy for 2023 admissions, has now ended.
The admissions policy for 2023-2024 will be posted on the school website once it has been approved by the school’s Governing Body.
The following links will take you to the relevant section of the London Borough of Bromley Admissions website for:
1. Applying for a place in reception:
2. Applying for a place at secondary school:
3. Making an application for primary in year admissions:
Applying to start school - making an application for the new reception intake
Bromley Admissions Team process all school applications for LB Bromley residents. You cannot apply directly to schools.
If you live outside LB Bromley, you must apply to your local council, even if you want to apply for a Bromley school. You can include Bromley schools on your out of borough application.
Bromley residents should apply online at http://www.eadmissions.org.uk/.
Online applications will only be processed when proof of address and parental responsibility have been received by Bromley Admissions Team. Please see online reception applications terms and conditions.
If you are unable to make an online application, contact us to request a paper application form.
The school's published admission number is 60 for our annual reception intake.
Children with a statement of special educational needs
If your child has a statement of special educational needs, please do not complete any of these forms but contact the Special Educational Needs team for further information.
Children with medical or social needs
In exceptional circumstances there is discretion to admit a child on the grounds of their or their family’s acute medical and social need for their first preference school only. Applications can be made using the registration form for consideration under medical or social needs.
In the event that the school becomes oversubscribed the following Bromley procedure will apply:
Where schools are oversubscribed places will be offered in line with the admission criteria outlined below:
(i) Looked after Children or previously Looked after (see note 1).
(ii) In exceptional circumstances there is discretion to admit children on the grounds of their or their family’s acute medical or social need for that particular school and who would not otherwise qualify for admission. The application must be supported by a letter from a hospital consultant, the special support service, social worker or similar professional, setting out the reasons why the school is the only one to meet the child’s needs, before an admission decision is made. The admission decision will be considered in consultation with teaching and medical professionals. Medical professionals provide advice on applications made under medical conditions and teaching professionals advise on applications made for social or special reasons. Supporting evidence must be provided by the closing date for applications as this criterion is only for admission to reception and will refer to 1st preference only.
(iii) Siblings - Children who have a brother or sister at the preferred school at the beginning of their first term (see note 2).
(iv) Proximity – proximity as measured in a straight line from the front door of the home to the front door of the school (see note 3 and 4).
If you are not offered a place for your child at your preferred school you can appeal this decision. More details can be found:
1. A 'looked after child' definition:
a) A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions. These children must still be “looked after” when the child starts school unless (b) applies.
b) or a child who was previously looked after and immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.