Admissions - Gray's Farm Primary Academy




Open Days:

Our Open Days for the year have now finished. If you would like to view our school please email us at and we can arrange for a member of our Senior Leadership Team to give you a tour. 

Nursery admissions:

If you would like your child to join our amazing Nursery, please complete our Nursery application form which can be downloaded below and return to the school office with your child’s full original birth certificate.

Primary admissions:

Information on the primary and junior (year 3 at junior schools only) admissions process, including the new primary admissions booklet is available on the Council’s website at Making an application for primary school – London Borough of Bromley.

The closing date for applications for primary (entry to Reception year) and junior (entry to Year 3 in junior schools only) September 2024 is 15th January 2024.

Secondary admissions:

Information on the secondary admissions process, including the new secondary admissions booklet is available on the borough’s website at Secondary school places – London Borough of Bromley.

The closing date for applications for secondary admissions (entry to Year 7) September 2024 is 31st October 2023.

In year admissions:

Applications for year groups other than the normal point of entry should be made directly to the Local Authority (Bromley Borough).

Please click here to access an application form.  

Completed forms should be returned directly to (Bromley Borough), this can be done via email ( Application outcomes will be confirmed in writing no later than 15 school days from receipt of application.

If the number of applications for the school, for any year group, is more than the number of places available, the oversubscription criteria (as per our Admissions Policy) will be applied.  

In the event that your application is unsuccessful and you would like to pursue an appeal, please print and complete the form which can be found below.

If you would like to arrange a tour of the school or have any queries regarding the admissions process please contact the School Office via:

Telephone: 020 8300 5283

Please see our Admission Policies below. 

Reception and Key Stage 1 appeals:

The law states that infant classes (EYFS and Key Stage 1) must be limited to a maximum of 30 children. This impacts on how an appeal is considered and an appeal for a Reception place can only be upheld in very limited circumstances. 
If an appeal does not satisfy any of these conditions then it cannot be upheld in favour of the parent/carer.

We would encourage you in the first instance to discuss your case informally with the Admissions Team who will give you advice and explain the process.

Timetable for Appeals - Primary:

Your appeal will be heard at what is called a Hearing, within a time scale of 40 school days from 12th May 2024. It is likely to be heard at the end of June. A confirmed date will be shared at the beginning of June.

All other appeals known as ‘in-year’ admissions and those for Year R submitted after 12th May 2024 will be heard within 30 school working days of submitting the request.

Your appeal request should state your reasons for your request and any additional information/documentation/appendices should be submitted five days before the Hearing to allow time for it to be copied and distributed to all the interested parties. At least 10 working days before your appeal, unless you choose to waive this right, you will be sent detailed information regarding the process and also the date and names of the independent panel members who will hear the appeal.

The school is unable to guarantee that any original work/evidence/folders, submitted as part of the appeal, will be returned. Appellants may wish to submit copies in advance and then take important original documents verifying evidence to the appeal. 

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

If you have any questions about the process then please can contact the Admissions team via or

Downloads Date  
Nursery Application Form 14th Sep 2022 Download
In Year Admission Appeal Form 26th Sep 2022 Download
Admissions Arrangements 2023-24 04th Nov 2021 Download
Admissions Policy 2024-2025 15th Mar 2023 Download
Admissions Policy 2025 - 2026 30th Jan 2024 Download