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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.

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.

Children are offered a morning place automatically and this builds up to a full time place once the children are ready for a full day. If you are eligible for the 30 hour code, then please complete the documents below.

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 light of the mandatory requirements set out in the School Admissions Code 2021, you can view Southwark Council’s community schools’ admission arrangements for the September 2021 and September 2022 intakes at:

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

Breakfast club will run each morning from 7:30 am at a daily cost of £3.50. Your child will receive a choice of breakfast foods and will engage in games and activities until to the start of the school day.

Part time after school club will run until 4:30pm at a daily cost of £3.50 and full time after school club will run until 5:30 with a daily cost of £7.50. Your child will receive something to eat and a snack and engage in games and activities until they are collected.

If you would like your child to attend, please enquire at the school office a minimum 48 hours before the day you are requesting. All spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis so please plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

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.