If your child was born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005, you can apply for a year 10 place at a university technology college (UTC) or studio school September 2020.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 31 October 2019. For entry into other years at a UTC please apply directly to the college.

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1. Before you apply

It's important to know how the transfer process to UTCs and studio schools works and what you need to do and when. This is because some UTCs and studio schools require applications to be made directly to them.

Read our booklet for full information about the admissions process.

It is advisable that you visit the 14-19 provider and you may wish to look at a UTC's Ofsted report when considering which provider to apply for.

Children with special educational needs and, or disabilities (SEND)

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), you'll need to apply for a school place in a different way.

Read about choosing and applying for a school for a child with an ECHP in the SEND Local Offer.

Applying for a school place using the eAdmissions website when your child has a EHCP will not be valid and your child may miss out on a school place.

If you don't live in Lambeth

If you live in a different borough but want to send your child to a school in Lambeth, please apply through your home council's website so that you the see information for your borough.

Applying for schools in a different borough

If you want to apply for a school in a different borough you'll still need to apply through the Lambeth school admissions team and follow the application process on this page.

You can find the school admissions details for neighbouring boroughs on the Apply for a school place in another borough - guide page.

2. How to apply for a school place by the deadline of 31 October 2019

Apply online and apply on time

If you need to apply for a UTC or studio school place through us, your home local authority, you'll need to use the eAdmissions website. Applications can be made from 1 September 2019.

If you had created an eAdmissions account in the past and have not used it in the last three years, you may need to create a new account, as some historical accounts/children's' details will have been deleted in compliance with GDPR.

Apply for a UTC or studio school place

If you experience problems logging into the eAdmissions website, or the website functionality or with validating email addresses and mobile numbers, please call the London Grid for Learning support line on 020 8255 5555 and press option 1.

ParentComms

The ParentComms:Mobile app is an alternative way to receive notifications from the eAdmissions website and is designed to help parents stay connected with their child's school.

If you don’t already use ParentComms through your child's school, you will need to download the ParentComms app from the Apple AppStore, Google Play or Windows Phone Store to a mobile device and register your eAdmissions USO username and password to receive the following push notifications from the eAdmissions website:

  • A reminder to submit any un-submitted applications 1 week before as well as 24 hours before the closing date. (If you register less than 24 hours before the deadline you will not be able to be sent this message).
  • Your application reference number of your submitted application
  • The outcome of your application.

3. Proof of address and child's date of birth

When you apply for a school place you'll need to provide proof your address and your child's date of birth.

You must upload the correct documents for you and your child to the eAdmissions website by 31 October 2019.

Without this documentation your child’s application may be withdrawn and no offer made at a school.

Take a look at at the required documents list to ensure you provide what is needed.

Change of details

If you move address after submitting your application, you must tell us about this so we can contact you if we need more information or to tell you the result of your application.

To tell us about your change of address, you'll need to fill in our school admissions change of address form and provide proof of your new address for and your child.

You'll also need to tell us if you have a change of medical circumstances or a sibling starts at a preferred school. You can do this by sending an email to the school admissions team at schooladmissions@lambeth.gov.uk.

Changes to preferences after the deadline for on time applications are not permitted.

4. Applying after the deadline

If you apply after Thursday 31 October 2019, your application will be treated as a 'late application'.

This means:

  • your preferences will be considered after all the preferences received on time have been allocated
  • the likelihood of gaining a place at your preferred school may be significantly reduced

If you need help to complete your application or advice on applying, contact us as soon as possible so you can apply on time.

5. Offers

14 to 19 National Offer Day - Monday 2 March 2020

If you apply online, you'll be sent an email on 2 March 2020 telling you your child's school place offer. You can also check the offer on the eAdmissions website.

If you apply by post, you will receive a letter with the outcome by post on 2 March 2020.

6. Contact us

If you need advice on applying for a school place, you can email us at schooladmissions@lambeth.gov.uk or call the school admissions call centre on 020 7926 9503.

7. Lambeth School Admissions privacy notice

In accordance with the General Data Protection Act 2018, this document states how the information you give is used for school admissions and safeguarding purposes. Also for information on how Lambeth Council processes personal data please see our Privacy Notice.

If you need any further information about Lambeth Council's privacy notice please email infogov@lambeth.gov.uk.