St John’s of England Primary School




Aquinas is the admission authority for all Aquinas academies.

Opening Morning and Afternoons for Reception 2024

Open day appointments are available every Monday afternoon from 1:30pm to 2:30pm and Thursday morning from 9:15am to 10:15am in the Autumn Term.

Please contact the school office on 0208 778 5066 or email the school via to make an appointment.  

St John's Church of England Primary School is part of the London Borough of Bromley's Co-ordinated admissions process, details of which can be found on the London Borough of Bromley's website here.

All children will be permitted to start in the September following their 4th birthday. Parents/Guardians of children born on or after 1st March have the option of choosing a January start for their child.

Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to the School is deferred until later in the School year or until the child reaches compulsory school age. Where entry is deferred, admission authorities must hold the place for that child and not offer it to another child. Parents can also request that their child attends part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age but this must be in discussion with the Head Teacher and in the best interests of the child.

In-Year Admissions

Applications for In-Year admissions are made directly to the London Borough of Bromley via their website here.

In the normal admissions round or at any point in the normal year of entry, if a place is available and there is no waiting list, the child will be admitted [except where the “twice excluded” rule applies].

For in-year applications received for all other year groups, if a place is available and there is no waiting list, the child will be admitted subject to the admission authority being able to refuse admission if it has good reason to believe that the child may display challenging behaviour and thus refer the child to the Fair Access Protocol.

If more applications are received than there are places available, then applications will be ranked in accordance with the oversubscription criteria above. If a place cannot be offered at this time you have a right of appeal. You will be offered the opportunity of being placed on a waiting list.

We would be delighted if you chose us for your child's primary education, however, if for any reason you do not think your child’s application for a place at our school will satisfy our admission criteria, please consider one of our sister academies in the London Borough of Bromley.

They are:

They are all good or outstanding academies offering an excellent provision at all key stages. For further details please see their websites or the Aquinas website.

Useful Documents

Admission Arrangements - 2022-2023

Admission Arrangements - 2023-2024

Admission Arrangements - 2024-2025

Admission Arrangements - 2025-2026

Primary Appeal Form

Primary Appeal Timetable - September 2024

Primary Appeal Guidance Notes