Admissions & Term Dates

Admissions & Term Dates


We are a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School with a Nursery and children are accepted from the age of three years and 3 months, as vacancies arise.

Our best testimonials come from our children, so please do come and visit us to discover more about Burdett-Coutts and to get a real ‘feel’ for what we stand for. For all queries about admissions and applications to the school, as well as visits and tours, please contact Mrs L Deary (Family Support Worker) via the school office.


There are two nursery sessions from 9am to 12pm and from 12.30pm to 3.30pm with a proportion of full time and part time places. To be considered for a place in Nursery, you will need to complete the Nursery application form, available from the school office or to download here.


If your child is due to start primary school for the first time (Reception class) in September, you will need to be thinking about which primary schools that you would like to apply for. 

Westminster City Council is responsible for co-ordinating the allocation of school places in the borough in order to ensure that as many pupils as possible are enrolled in their parents’ preferred school. They provide detailed information about the application process for Reception places, as well as information regarding other primary schools in their area.

If your child starts Reception in September 2020, the eAdmissions site will open from 1 September 2019 for online applications . The closing date for applications is 15 January 2020 and the National Offer day is 16 April 2020.

For more information about applications to our Reception class or for details of our open days, please click here.

In Year/Mid-term

For mid-term entries or entries into other years, you will need to complete the In Year application form, available from the school office or to download here.

Consultation: Admissions Policy 2021 – 2022

The Governors of Burdett-Coutts & Townshend Foundation VA CE Primary School would like to give notice of the following statement in the school’s Admission Policy for the 2021/2022 academic year.

The school confirms that:

  • Following the Office of the Schools Adjudicator’s determination on 29 August 2019, the school is now designated as a one form entry with the PAN set at 30.

No other changes have been made to the admissions arrangement. The draft policy for consultation can be viewed here or by clicking on the link on the right. Hard copies are also available on request (no charge applicable) from the school’s office.

In line with the Admissions Code of Practice, we will operate a minimum six week consultation period open from Monday 2nd December 2019.

Any comments regarding this policy must be returned by Monday 20th January 2020 and addressed to:

Ms K. Baker, Office Manager, Burdett-Coutts & Townshend Foundation VA CE Primary School, Rochester Street, London, SW1P 2QQ.

Alternatively please email the school with the title Admissions Consultation to

Term dates

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Application forms:

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