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If you have any queries which are not answered below, please call us on 0208 698 5755 or contact us using the contact form.


Elfrida Primary is a two form entry primary school. Due to the high demand for school places across London we are sometimes asked to admit an additional class of Reception children. As such, we currently have 3 classes in Year 6.


We teach a lively, exciting and fully inclusive, interactive curriculum where we believe in enabling all of our children to enjoy their learning by getting them out of the classroom and into the real world as often as possible.


We are putting on a set of tours for you to come and see our school, if you are interested in joining us in Reception in September 2022.  This is a chance to meet the Head of School and see what life is like at Elfrida.  


ELFRIDA - Reception 2022 - 23 School Open Day Tours
 ElfridaTuesday 19th October 20219:30 AM11:00 AM 
 ElfridaTuesday 9th November 2021 9:30 AM11:00 AM 
 Elfrida          Wednesday 17th November 2021 9:30 AM11:00 AM 
 ElfridaTuesday 23rd November 2021 1.30PM  
 ElfridaTuesday 11th January 2022 1.30PM  


 If you would like to join one of these please ring the office and let us know which time is best for you! 


Joining our school - Reception to Year 6:

There are two methods of entry into Elfrida:

1. Entry into Reception in September:

For entry into Reception in September you will need to apply directly to Lewisham Council Admissions and Appeals: ‚Äč

Third Floor
Laurence House
1 Catford Road
Tel: 020 8314 8282  (9am- 1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

  • Details of this are usually published by the start of the Autumn Term of the preceding academic year
  • Each year we hold school tours in the Autumn Term of the year preceding entry. Please check back for dates
  • You can find out when your child will become eligible to start school here

2. Entry into Primary School except into Reception in September

  • If you would like your child to attend our school outside of school entry into Reception in September you will need to complete an iCAF (In-Year Common Transfer Form) which you can find on Lewisham Council’s website.
  • This should be completed and submitted to Lewisham Admissions directly.


Joining Saplings Nursery:

In September 2015 we were very pleased to open Saplings Nursery; becoming one of the first community schools in Lewisham to offer 15 hours a week to eligible children from 2 years old. Currently we offer this as 5 morning OR 5 afternoon sessions per week. Morning sessions are 8.45 AM – 11:45 AM, and afternoon sessions are 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM.


2 Year Olds are eligible for the Government’s free 15 hours of childcare from the term after they turn 2, if their parents / carers meet the following criteria. You can find more information, including how to apply for a Letter of Eligibility, here.


3 and 4 Year Olds are eligible from the term after they turn 3. We offer places based on our Admissions Policy which you can download below. You can find more information about eligibility criteria on Lewisham Council's website.


30 Hours - We also offer 30 hours places to eligible children. Please see the Governments's Childcare Choices website or Lewisham Council's website to find out more about criteria and eligibility.


To put your child’s name on the waiting list for a Nursery place please complete the contact form below, providing ALL of the following information:

  • Which age group you are applying for (2 year old or 3 year old place)
  • Your full name and address including postcode
  • The child’s full name and date of birth
  • An up to date contact number
  • Your email address
  • The name and date of birth of any siblings currently attending Elfrida Primary

You will receive an email informing you that your child’s name is on our waiting list.

King Alfred Federation Nursery and Pre-School Admissions Policy

Saplings Waiting List

When we are offering places we will contact you by telephone or email. Please remember: It is your responsibility to keep us updated of any change in details. If, when we are allocating places we are unable to get in touch with you, we will move on to the next person on the waiting list.