Admissions Arrangements

Children who are eligible to transfer to mainstream reception class in September 2019 must apply online at by 15 January 2019.


We offer places in our Nursery for children from age 3. Places are available for 15 hours per week, in either morning or afternoon class and children normally attend for three terms before they start school.

We recommend that you complete an application form for your child when they are 2- 2½ years old. The school manages Nursery admissions in accordance with the guidance provided by Lewisham Council and application forms are available from the school office or online at Application for Admission to a Nursery Class

Our Nursery is very popular and if this is full you may wish to put your child’s name on the waiting list until a place becomes available.

Nursery places are offered based on distance to the school. Children in Public Care (Looked After Children) & siblings are given priority over places. Please note that the offer of a place in our Nursery does not guarantee a place in a Reception class.

Children who are not offered a place, will automatically be put on a waiting list. Should a place become available we will contact you.

Please find below our terms and conditions for full time nursery places:

TPS Terms and Conditions Full Time Nursery Places

Main School

Applications for school places are managed centrally by the Lewisham Admissions Team and places are offered in accordance with Council policy.

If you cannot gain any sort of internet access you can obtain a paper copy of the form from the Admission’s Team on the 3rd Floor, Laurence House, Catford. To apply online go to  On the form you can select up to six schools listing them in order of your preference.

However, there are a number of admissions criteria that apply to offers that are made for places at Torridon Primary School. These are in order of priority:

  • a child in public care; that is a child who is looked after by the local authority
  • in exceptional circumstances, a child may be admitted on the grounds of acute medical or social need, for either them or a family member
  • a child whose brother or sister is still on the school roll at the time of admittance in to Reception Year
  • if after the above criteria are taken into account, priority will be given to children whose permanent home address is closest to the school.

Detailed information can be found on the Councils’ website

Waiting lists will be held for the first term of the reception year only. Those with a continuing interest in a place at a school beyond this time will be required to make an in year application.

In Year Transfers

Parents and carers of children who wish them to join the school, in any class, at any other time of the year need to complete an “In-Year” admissions form.  These are also available at:

The same admissions criteria is applied to all applications with the addition of an “out of education” priority, whereby children who have just arrived in the area are given priority over other children who are already in a school and just wish to move.

Secondary Transfer

Information on the Secondary Transfer process and all the required forms can be found on the London Borough of Lewisham website.