If your child was born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004, you can apply for a year 10 place at a university technology college (UTC) or studio school September 2019. The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 31 October 2018. 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.

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

If your child has an Education Health 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.

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

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 2018.

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.

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 2018.

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 Wednesday 31 October 2018, 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 - Friday 1 March 2019.

If you apply online, you'll be sent an email on 1 March 2019 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 1 March 2019.

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.