Faraday Road, Welling, Kent DA16 2ET

0208 303 3839


Hook Lane Primary School

Encouraging Fearless Learners


The Local Education Authority is the admission agency and the school follows its timetable, and admits pupils as directed by them.

Nursery Admissions

Parents are advised to attend to notices in libraries and the local press for application dates for nursery children due to start nursery in September 2020.

All our nursery children start in the September following their third birthday. Nursery session is in the morning: 8.50am - 11.50am,  All our nursery children are visited at home, prior to starting, so they are able to meet their teacher in a familiar setting with you. The times of the children starting, on their first day, is staggered so the staff are able to give your child individual attention to help them settle quickly.

Main School Admissions

For the Academic Year 2020/21 if your child was born in the period 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016 inclusive you should apply for a primary school place during the period 1 September 2019 and 15 January 2020. You must apply online via the Bexley Council Website.

Reception children, from families new to the school, are visited at home prior to starting. All reception children are invited to visit their new class on two occasions during the summer term and we welcome parents to stay for the first of these sessions. Children will have a staggered start which starts with them attending for the mornings only, then for mornings and lunch before attending full time. The normal time scale for this would be 7 days.

Staff will liaise with preschool providers. An information afternoon is held for all parents to explain what happens when your child starts school and to address any worries you may have.

Oversubscription criteria

When more children apply for places than is available at the school, priority is given to children who:

Are looked after children                                                   Have a statement of special educational need or EHC plan                                                              Have a brother or sister already attending the school

The remaining places are allocated starting with those children who live closest to the school.

ASD provision

The school has 14 places within its resourced provision for children with ASD. These numbers are within the school admission numbers. Admission to  the provision is only available to those children who have Hook Lane Primary School ASD Provision named on their statement of SEN or EHC plan, and only when a vacancy is available.

Waiting list/ casual admissions

Bexley holds the waiting list for Hook Lane Primary School. Please contact them if you wish your child to join our school at any other time, eg if you have moved into the area, or if you wish your child to be added to our waiting list.