Find out when your child should school or which year group they should be in for the 2018-19 school year and which application you should complete if you need to apply for a school place.

The school year runs from 1 September to 31 August the follow year.

Your child's year group

Your child can attend nursery, a pre-school or playgroups.

They will start primary school in September 2021. You'll be able to apply for a reception place between September 2020 and January 2021.

Your options

If your child needs a nursery place now, you'll need to apply to the nursery directly - find out about nurseries and other childcare options in Lambeth.

Your child's year group

Your child should be in nursery.

They will start primary school in September 2020. You'll be able to apply for a reception place between September 2019 and January 2020.

Your options

If your child needs a nursery place now, you'll need to apply to the nursery directly - find out about nurseries and other childcare options in Lambeth.

Your child's year group

Your child should be in nursery.

They will start primary school in September 2019. You'll be able to apply for a reception place between September 2018 and January 2019.

Your options

If your child needs a nursery place now, you'll need to apply to the nursery directly - find out about nurseries in Lambeth.

You can also apply for a reception place now for next September.

Apply for a primary school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in reception.

Your options

If your child needs a reception place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year primary school place.

Apply for an in-year school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 1.

Your options

If your child needs a year 1 place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year primary school place.

Apply for a primary in-year school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 2.

If they attend an infant school, they will need to start at a junior school in September 2019. You'll be able to apply for a year 3 junior place between September 2018 and January 2019.

Your options

If your child needs a year 2 place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year primary school place.

Apply for a primary in-year school place

If your child is in year 2 at an infant school, you can apply now for them to be transferred to year 3 at a junior school for next September.

Apply for a junior school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 3.

Your options

If your child needs a year 3 place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year primary school place.

Apply for a primary in-year school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 4.

Your options

If your child needs a year 4 place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year primary school place.

Apply for a primary in-year school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 5.

Your options

If your child needs a year 5 place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year primary school place.

Apply for a primary in-year school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 6.

They will start secondary school in September 2019. You'll be able to apply for a reception place between September and October 2018.

Your options

If your child needs a year 6 place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year primary school place.

Apply for a primary in-year school place

You can also apply for secondary school place now for next September.

Apply for a secondary school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 7.

Your options

If your child needs a year 7 place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year secondary school place.

Apply for a secondary in-year school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 8.

If they want to study at a university technology college (UTC) or studio school from year 10, you'll be able to apply for place between September and October 2019.

Your options

If your child needs a year 8 place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year secondary school place.

Apply for a secondary in-year school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 9.

If they want to study at a university technology college (UTC) or studio school from year 10, you'll be able to apply for place between September and October 2018.

Your options

If your child needs a year 9 place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year secondary school place.

Apply for a secondary in-year school place

You can also apply for a year 10 place at a UTC or studio school for next September.

Apply for a UTC or studio school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 10.

Your options

If your child needs a year 10 place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year secondary school place.

Apply for a secondary in-year school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 11.

Your options

If your child needs a year 11 place now, you'll need to apply for an in-year secondary school place.

Apply for a secondary in-year school place

Your child's year group

Your child should be in year 12.

Your options

Young people aged 16 must stay in education or go into training at least until the end of the school year in which they turn 18.

They can study at a sixth form or college, or if they don't want to do this, they can:

  • start an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training.

You can read more about these options in the Lambeth post 16 prospectus.