Admission Arrangements – 2014/15

We offer all new Reception children a place to start in September regardless of when their birthday falls. In exceptional circumstances a child whose birthday is between 1st March and 31st August can request a January start. The Reception admissions are handled centrally by Lewisham Council and you will need to complete and return your admission form (usually by mid-January) detailing your school preferences. Open days are held during October to give prospective parents a chance to see the school.

Admissions to Nursery are handled directly by the school, in line with the Lewisham Admissions Policy. Application forms can be obtained from the school office. In year admissions (for children joining the school after Reception) are managed by Lewisham Council and 'In year admission forms' are available at school or from Laurence House in Catford.

If you are offered a place at the school, our Family Liaison Officer, will work with you and your child to ensure the smooth transition to Tidemill and make sure your child settles into their class as quickly as possible.

To view our 2014/15 Admissions Policyclick here.

Appeals Timetable

The admissions timetable for the academic year commencing September 2014 is as follows:

  • Event
16 April 2014  
  • Primary intake (Sep 2014 entry to reception class) offers made​
14 May 2014​  
  • Deadline for lodging a primary intake appeal​
June–July 2014​ Appeal hearings for primary intake​


Admissions Arrangements – 2015/16

The Governing Body of Tidemill Academy have undertaken a full consultation on an updated Admissions Policy for 2015/16. This includes:

  • Admissions arrangements for Nursery & Reception places
  • In-year admissions arrangements.

To view our 2014/15 Admissions Policyclick here.

Any objection to these arrangements must be lodged by 30 June 2014 with:

The Office of the School Adjudicator
Mowden Hall
Staindrop Road
Darlington DL3 9BG

Telephone: 0870 0012468

The Home/School Agreement

All parents and pupils are expected to sign a Home - School Agreement when they become a pupil at Tidemill. The purpose of this agreement is:

  • To foster partnerships between the school and parents
  • To raise standards across all areas of school life
  • To make expectations clear on all sides


We have high expectations of ourselves, our children and our parents and carers, so please make sure you read through the agreement carefully and discuss it as a family.

Download a copy of our Home School Agreement (5.2mb) here