This page summarises our admissions rules. Our 2020/21 Admissions Policy sets out the rules for admission to Reception and other year groups from September 2020 and the 2021/22 Admissions Policy covers the rules for admission from September 2021. The 2019/20 Admissions Policy is now in force for admissions during the current school year (starting September 2019).

You can also read our guide on how to apply to Judith Kerr Primary School. That page also gives details of open days for prospective parents.

Admissions are non-selective and no fees are payable by any families of children attending Judith Kerr Primary School.

Admissions rules

Our admissions number for our point of entry at Reception for 2019/20 and 2020/21 will be 50: two classes of 25 pupils each.  For 2021/22, in light of continued high demand for places at JKPS, we have increased this number to 56.

In the event of over-subscription, we will admit children according to the following criteria, in order of priority:

  1. Looked-after children or children who were previously looked after;
  2. Children with brothers or sisters attending the school at the time of admission;
  3. Children of qualifying members of staff at the school;
  4. Of the remaining places, half will then be allocated according to the child’s straight-line distance from the school, starting with the nearest, and the rest by random allocation.

We will admit children with Statements of Special Educational Need that name the school, even if the school is oversubscribed.

Parents who are not offered a place for their child may join a waiting list. We will make offers to children on the waiting list according to these over-subscription criteria.

Admission Appeals

Parents will have been informed in April by their Local Authority whether they have received a place at Judith Kerr Primary School for their child. If you applied for but were not allocated a place, you have a right to appeal this decision. Before doing so, please read this Admissions Appeals Guidance for Parents & Carers.

The deadline for appeals for admissions in September of any year is the preceding 31 May.

Parents wishing to appeal must fill out an Application for an Admissions Appeal Hearing and send or hand-deliver it to the school before this date. Please mark your envelope for the attention of Natasha Amos, School Administrator. The school’s address is at the foot of this page.

You can email an appeal to Natasha at  Please remember to attach all relevant documents.

Please also inform us if you require any special assistance. Appeals will be organised and heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code and other law relating to admissions.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the school office by email: or by phone on 020 7738 6481.

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