Nursery Admissions to Michael Faraday

We have received a number of enquiries recently concerning the admissions procedure for Michael Faraday School. Please note that there is a different procedure for admission to the Nursery and the Reception class.

Nursery Admission

The school is responsible for Nursery admissions but, in awarding places we follow the same guidelines used by Southwark. We also have the same procedures for over-subscription (see below).

You may apply for a nursery place from when your child becomes two. Children will begin Nursery in September and will turn four during that academic year ie between 1st September and 31 July the following year (See Michael Faraday Primary School Admissions Information for relevant dates/dates of birth).

If you would like to apply for a place in the school’s Nursery, please make sure you have completed a Nursery Admission Form, available from the school office. For September entry an application should be received by the end of the spring term that year ie before the Easter holidays.

Reception Admission

If you are applying for a place in Reception then you must complete a Common Application Form (CAF). These are available from the Local Education Authority. You can download a copy of the CAF here, or by calling 020 7525 5337.

Please remember that Michael Faraday School is always heavily over-subscribed. Late admissions cannot be considered. Reception places are allocated by the Local Education Authority, and not by the school.

Even if you currently have a child already in the school Nursery, you still must complete a CAF form for admission to Reception as a school place is not guaranteed.

Please note: For school Reception places you will need to apply through the Southwark admissions team. Admission forms must be submitted online over here.

For enquiries phone the Southwark admissions team on: 020 7525 5337

or email: schools dot admissions at southwark dot gov dot uk.

Date of BirthNursery Start DateReception Start DateYear Group
01.09.13 – 31.08.14Autumn 17 (SEP 17)Sep 2018 - (Online CAF form Sep17)Nursery
01.09.14 – 31.12.14Spring 18 (Jan 18Sep 2019 - (Online CAF form Sep18)Nursery
01.01.15 – 31.03.15Summer 18 (after Easter Hols)Sep 2019 - (Online CAF form Sep18)Nursery
01.04.15 – 31.08.15Autumn 18 ( SEP 18)Sep 2019 - (Online CAF form Sep18)Nursery
01.09.15 – 31.12.15Spring 19 (Jan 19)Sep 2020 - (Online CAF form Sep19)Nursery
01.01.16 – 31.03.16Summer 19 (after Easter Hols)Sep 2020 - (Online CAF form Sep19)Nursery
01.04.16 – 31.08.16Autumn 19 ( SEP 19)Sep 2020 - (Online CAF form Sep19)Nursery
01.09.16 – 31.12.16Spring 20 (Jan 20)Sep 2021 - (Online CAF form Sep20)Nursery
01.01.17 – 31.03.17Summer 20 (after Easter Hols)Sep 2021 - (Online CAF form Sep20)Nursery
01.04.17 – 31.08.17Autumn 20 ( SEP 20)Sep 2021 - (Online CAF form Sep20)Nursery