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Choosing the right primary school for your child can be one of the hardest decisions that parents have to make. All schools (including us) seem to say the same things, ‘We have high academic standards’. ‘We provide a safe and secure environment’, ‘We believe in close links with parents.’ At Orchard we strive to do the best we can for all our children in the way that is best for them.

Admission of Older Pupils
Pupils sometimes join the school at times other than the start of their school life. We try to ensure that they too are offered the opportunity to visit and/or spend time in their new classroom surroundings, if at all possible. We recognise that this can be a difficult and stressful time for them whilst they adjust to a new school culture, new people and a new surroundings and therefore we make every effort to support them sensitively during this transition period.

Nursery Admissions
Parents/carers wishing to apply for a place in our Nursery should complete and return the appropriate forms to the School Office or Bexley Council. Parents/carers of children due to start Nursery in September would normally be expected to apply the previous April.
If you are a resident of the London Borough of Bexley applications for admission to primary school can be made online.

You can find further information by contacting the following:

Admissions to Nursery classes
Telephone 020 8303 7777 option 6

Primary School Admissions
Telephone 020 8303 7777 option 6

Use the useful links below:

Nursery Link:

Primary Link:

Secondary Link:

Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
Tel: 0208 300 4878         E-mail:
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