It is indeed a fantastic school. My children are in Reception and Yr 2 and are both thriving. We love the school community and the smaller, nurturing atmosphere.
As for the admissions criteria - I have copied below the info from the policy on the website covering this year.
Basically, after looked after children, teacher's children and siblings the rest of the places are 50% distance and 50% a lottery. We live over towards West Dulwich and got a place through the lottery. Am afraid I don't know where the cut off distance was for the distance criteria but the school should be able to tell you.
I don't know much about the tours either but your best bet would be to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative you might like to come along to the school fair on 30th June 12 - 4pm to get a feel for the community.
Hope that helps a bit and hope to meet you in Sept 2020!!
A. Looked after children or children who were previously looked after;1
B. Children with a sibling who will be a pupil at the School when the applicant will enter the
“Sibling” means a child who has one or both natural parents in common or any other child
(including an adopted or foster child) for whom the parent has parental responsibility, living at the
C. Children of a member of staff employed by the School, who:
1. has been employed by and has worked at the School for two or more years at the time at
which the application for admission to the School is made; or
2. is recruited to fill a vacant post at the school for which there is a demonstrable skill
If places remain at this point:
D. Half of those remaining places will be offered to children living nearest to the School,
measured as a straight line from the School gate to the front door of a child’s home. Children
living closer to the School will take priority over those living further away.
E. The other half of those remaining places will be allocated by random allocation.
The full policy can be accessed here: [www.jkps-cfbt.org