Admissions & Appeals

We continue to welcome applications for our current 2023/2024 Reception intake.

If you have not already applied for a Lime Wood school place and wish to, there is still time to submit your application as we have a few remaining spaces on offer that will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please contact Bexley Admissions for a space. 


You can also watch our video of our wonderful school to find out what Lime Wood Primary has to offer your child. Click the below image to view our video


Lime Wood Primary admissions arrangements 2023/2024

Lime Wood Primary admissions arrangements 2024/2025

Lime Wood Primary admissions arrangements 2025/2026


Reception September 2024 admissions timeline

Children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 will be due to start in Reception in September 2024. The application period will be open on Friday 1 September 2023 and the closing date is Monday 15 January 2024.


To apply for a place at Lime Wood, you will need to contact Bexley Admissions.

Click here to go to the Bexley Admissions website:

We understand how important the choice of school for your child is for you and we want to do everything we can to support you and give you all relevant and helpful information. Please do contact us for clarification if you require this.




Parents/carers who are not offered a place for their child will be entitled to appeal to an independent committee under the provisions of the:

School Standards and Framework Act, 1998.

A service level agreement has been taken out with Local Authority Independent Appeals Services and Clerks Associates to carry out the role of clerk to administer appeals hearings.

School Appeals Timetable 2024

Please note the Admission Policy has been updated in line with the requirements of the new School Admissions Code which came into force on 1 September 2021. Changes to the policies have been made to clarify the key issues around the admissions for vulnerable children, in-year admissions and Fair Access Protocols.

We welcome visits to our school before application and are flexible in trying to ensure you can look around at a mutually convenient time. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment. If possible, we will try to arrange for a member of the Senior Leadership Team to be available for further questions.

Applications for Reception places at our school will be made in accordance with the Bexley Council coordinated admission arrangements.

Information about school is displayed on our website. The school will use the timetable specified by the Local Authority each year and published annually to parents for admissions of pupils to primary schools. For detailed information, please check the Local Authority website.

In year admissions (those that take place to all other year groups) are made as places become available.

We do currently have some spaces available at our school and welcome enquiries. Formal applications can be made to Bexley selecting your school of choice. Please contact the school office for further information.

Applications are considered for reception places annually. For ‘in year’ admissions, applications are considered as soon as a place becomes available. 

Waiting lists are maintained by the Local Authority and all enquiries should be made to them. Children on waiting lists are ranked according to the priority they have under the published admission arrangements. Waiting lists do not operate on a ‘first come first served’ basis; if new applicants have a higher priority, they will be ranked higher than those who have been on the list for some time.

Please click the below link to in year admissions information:

London Borough of Bexley