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Oliver Goldsmith has a very popular Nursery which received high acclaim in our recent Ofsted Inspection.  The environment is spacious and well equipped for young children with a large outdoor learning environment.  Our Nursery children (and their parents/carers) have the added benefit of utilising the wider school environment with large playgrounds, gardens, school library, music and hall spaces.

We run 3 different Nursery Options.  Children must be 3 years and 3 months old before they can start and parents usually register their child’s place after their 2nd birthday.

  1. Monday to Friday morning FREE
  2. Monday to Friday afternoon FREE
  3. A full week.  If you are eligible for the 30 hour code, then your full week will be free.  If you would like to top-up for the additional half of the week, you may do so at £50 per week.

To join our Nursery, please register your interest directly with the school office as soon as possible.

To find out if you are eligible to receive funding support for Childcare from the government click here.


  • First time Reception applications need to be completed via Southwark Primary Admissions where you will be able to choose up to 6 schools for your child.

In Year Admission

  • If you are moving from another school or have arrived from overseas you need to complete an ‘In Year Admission‘ form, from Southwark Admission. You will need to complete the form and send it to Southwark Admissions Department, PO Box 64529, 4th Floor, Hub 3, London, SE1P 5LX who will then allocate you to your nearest school.

Free School Meals

Southwark now offer all children in local primary schools a free healthy meal. The aim of this initiative is to ensure all children are fed well – therefore helping them concentrate to learn and grow healthily.

All Oliver Goldsmith parents/carers are required to fill in Southwark’s Free School Meals form.

School Dinners

ISS Caterhouse supply our healthy school dinners. Their staff prepare the food on site and provide friendly service for the children. They have a page for Oliver Goldsmith on their website. Click here to read more.

There are meat or vegetarian options with plenty of vegetables, fresh fruit and salads.  All meat is halal.

Learners of all ages need refueling during a day in the classroom. The family atmosphere at Oliver Goldsmith means you may well find a member of staff eating a meal with the children.

There is plenty of delicious, home-cooked food ready for eating when the lunch bell rings.

If you would like to see our school menu, click here

School Uniform

We are very proud of our school uniform and all children are expected to wear the correct uniform at all times.

Our emblem is a book, representing learning and a butterfly – the Camberwell Beauty.

These items of uniform can be purchased from Trutex Uniform Shop in Peckham Rye (next door to Superdrug).

1. Maroon Sweatshirts: Size 3-13, Size S, M, L

2. Navy Polo Shirts: Size 3-13, Size S, M, L

3. Maroon Fleece (optional): Size 3-13, Size S, M, L

4.  P.E. Kit: Gold t-shirt, Navy shorts

5. Rucksack Bag for years 3-6 age children

6.  Book Bag for years 1-3 children

7.  P.E. bag

8.  Swimming hat

9.  Winter hat

Also required:

  • Grey trousers or skirt
  • Black shoes (these much be completely black without markings or other colours.
  • In warmer weather, girls may wear a summer dress either red or navy checked print only. Boys may wear knee length grey shorts.
  • Grey, black or white (girls only) socks or tights.
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms (for use in winter for P.E.)

Breakfast & After School Clubs

  • Key worker breakfast club only at present.
  • Please contact the school office for information.
  • Due to COVID our other provision is on hold at the moment. We will update as and when the government restrictions reduce.

More Applications than places?

In the event of our school receiving more applications than places available, priority will be given to the following:

1) ‘Children Looked After’ under the supervision of a Local Authority;

2) Where there is an identified social need [which requires a report by a Social Worker];

3) A brother or sister who lives in the same household of a child already attending the School;

4) Children who live nearest to the school. The School follow the Local Authority admission arrangements when measuring the distance from the child’s home to the school. This is calculated using the eastings and northings linked to an applicant’s address to calculate a straight line route distance from the home address to the school.Children with an EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan)/Statement of Educational Special Needs will be admitted as directed by the SEN department of the Local Authority.[Priority in our Nursery classes is given to families with other children in the school, those who live in the immediate area or those with an identified social need.] Nursery application forms can be requested from the school office. Parents/Carers of Reception children can request for a deferral of a place for their child if the child is of non-compulsory school age.

Please see the Southwark Council website for further details:  http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200172/schooladmissions 

The school holds annual informative meetings in June for all parents/carers who would like their child to start in Nursery or Reception at the Oliver Goldsmith Primary School.  Additionally, all parents/carers and their child must attend a 1:1 introductory meeting before their child’s first day at the school.