We are an inclusive school that welcomes children from all backgrounds and all abilities. The level of ability or any special educational need that a child may have plays no part in the admissions policy of the school. The only restriction we place on entry is that of number.
Oak Lodge Primary School is part of the Compass Academy Trust. The Trust adheres to the admissions arrangements set out by Bromley Local Authority who are the 'Admissions Authority'. They manage the admissions process for all applications to Oak Lodge in accordance with the DfE Schools Admission Code. This includes applications for our annual ninety Reception Year places and also any 'in year'vacancies that occasionally arise.
Applications cannot be made directly to the school. Should you wish your child to be considered for any vacancy, it is essential that you have completed an in-year application form and submitted it to Bromley's Admissions Team who process all applications for families who are Bromley residents. Information on the admissions procedure can be found by clicking on this link or by browsing the Bromley Local Authority website at www.bromley.gov.uk. If you live outside of Bromley you must apply through your own Local Authority.
Please follow this link for the Starting Primary Education in Bromley 2020 which gives details of application procedures.
We welcome parents to come and visit our school prior to applying for a place at Oak Lodge. We are hosting small group tours of the school each Tuesday and Thursday at 4.15pm (due to Covid-19 restrictions, we can accommodate only one parent/carer from each family per tour and no children). To book a visit please contact the School Office on 0208 819 6996. Thank you.
SCHOOL ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS 2021-22
Please click here for the Compass Academy Trust Admissions Policy for 2021-2022.
ADMISSIONS APPEALS ARRANGEMENTS 2020-21
Compass Academy Trust is the admission authority for our school. The administration and allocation of school places for the four primary schools in the Trust (Marian Vian, Oak Lodge, Unicorn and Wickham Common) is delegated to Bromley Council's Admissions Team.
Compass Academy Trust is responsible for arranging appeals against refusal of a place at any of the four schools. Admissions Appeals documentation can be found below: