Nursery Admissions

STEP Academy Trust is the admissions authority for all STEP Academies, including Turnham Academy. If you are considering Turnham Academy, we would welcome a visit to show you around our amazing school.

We are responsible for admissions to our Nursery. If you are thinking of applying for a place for your child, please do come along to one of our ‘open mornings’.

Admissions to Turnham Academy Nursery

Children may start in our Nursery the September after their third birthday – please contact the school in order to find out about admission to our Nursery.

You need to apply directly to us for a Nursery place for your child. Collect an application form from the desk in the main Academy Office, fill it in, and return it to us there.

You can apply at any time before the end of April for a place the following September.

We are currently able to offer a range of full-time and part-time places. For further information please contact the school directly.

We follow Lewisham Council’s guidance on offering places.

We give priority to:

  • children in public care
  • children with a social or medical need, often supported by an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
  • siblings of pupils already in the school
  • children living closest to the school

We recommend that you put your child’s name on the waiting list once they are two years old. To do this, ask for an application form at the desk in reception, fill it in and return it to us there. You do not need to provide any proof of your permanent address to go on the waiting list.

30 Free Hours

We are able to accept full-time places under the 30 Free Hours Childcare Allocation on condition of successfully fulfilling current eligibility criteria.

Information regarding eligibility can be found at:

Please note that you can only accept a place at one Nursery and that the offer of a place in the Nursery does not guarantee your child a place in the Reception class.

Read our Admissions Policies