In Bexley, the local authority makes decisions about admitting children to community schools from Nursery to Year 6.  For the full procedure and to apply for a place at Upton, please visit the London Borough of Bexley Admissions website here.


We currently have provision for 26 part-time places in the morning.  Every child will be given a part-time place in keeping with the government's funding for families (15 hours).  If your child is born between 01.09.17 and 31.08.18, you can apply online for a nursery place between January 2021 and 6th April 2021 for your child to gain a place from September 2021.   You can apply online by clicking here:

The admissions booklet is not currently available but you can view last year's one here:  This link will be updated as soon as the admission booklet is made available by the local authority.

Due to Covid restrictions, we are currently unable to offer visits to the school.  Please see our Nursery presentation that will explain everything that you need to know about Upton.   Please contact the school if you have any further questions.




Upton will admit 60 children into the two Reception classes each September.  If your child is born between 01.9.16 and 31.08.17, you can apply online at for reception place from 01.09.20 to 15.01.21 by visiting or  Please note that the deadline for admissions to Reception 2021 has now passed.



Admission criteria to Nursey and Reception

If there are more applications than places available, the London Borough of Bexley will use its admission criteria to decide which applicants should be offered a place. For accurate information on this click here. A summary of priorities includes:

1. Priority 1 is given to children in public care (looked after children) and children previously looked after immediately before being adopted or subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.

2. This is given to children with a medical condition such that it is essential, on medical grounds, for the child to attend the preferred school.

3. This is given to children with a brother or sister who will be attending the school of parental preference at the time the child is due for admission to that school.

4. This is given where either the disability or medical condition of a parent or sibling or exceptional social or domestic circumstances would result in significant hardship if the child did not attend the school nearest to home, nearest to the place of work of the parent not suffering the condition, or convenient to the family’s childminder.

5. This gives priority to pupils living nearest to the school based on the distance from the home address to the nearest school entrance measured as a straight line in accordance with the London Borough of Bexley’s policy on the measurement of home to school distance.

In–Year School Admissions (all year groups)

If you have recently been informed Bexley admissions that your child has been allocated a place at Upton, we will contact you and invite you and your child into school to complete the necessary forms.  You will also have the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, their class, and to familiarise yourself with our building. Once all relevant documentation has been completed and received, your child will usually join us within the following two weeks.

Applying for Secondary School Places

All information for parents of children in Year 6 can be found on the Bexley Schools Admission website or in the brochure attached below. The school will also inform parents of key dates, school visits etc via email.


The deadline for applications to Secondary schools in 2021, is 31st October 2020. For parents of year 6 children that will sit the Bexley selective schools test (11+), you must still complete the application for all schools before the deadline. The 11+ test has been delayed until the week beginning 2nd November 2020 and therefore it is imperative that parents submit an on time application to their home local authority by the national deadline on 31 October. Parents should not wait for selection test results before submitting their preferences, as this will render the application late. If a child's 11+ test result affects the outcome of the application, then parents will have a short period in which to contact Bexley Admissions, (or their Home LA if they do not reside in Bexley), by email, requesting a change of preference or preference order.


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Kent Test registration leaflet.pdf 24th Jun 2019 Download
Admission to primary schools in Bexley 2... 26th Nov 2019 Download
Admission to secondary schools in bexley... 15th Sep 2020 Download
Summary of Open Events 15th Sep 2020 Download
RECEPTION INTRO MEETING 2020 2021 14th Oct 2020 Download