Apply for a primary school place for 2024-25

Use this guide to help you when applying for a primary school place.

Before you apply

It's important to know how the primary school application process works and what you need to do and when.

Please read our booklet for full information about the admissions process and criteria for each Lambeth state school.

Starting primary school in Lambeth 2024-25 booklet

You may also find it useful to read our summary guide

Brief guide to starting primary school in Lambeth 2024/25 booklet

What you need to know...

National Offer Days 2022 and 2023

You can view details of how offers were made on National Offer Day in 2022 and 2023 to help you decide which schools to apply for. Please be aware that this is only for reference and cannot be used as a guarantee of how places will be offered for the 2024-25 intake though.

You may also wish to look at a school's Ofsted report.

Primary school admissions meetings for parents/carers

Online meetings for parents/carers have been organised on the following dates to explain the primary admissions co-ordinated admissions process and give you the opportunity to ask questions about the procedure:

These meetings will be via Microsoft Teams and the links will be published in due course. No advanced booking is required.

Children with special educational needs and 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.

See the SEND Local Offer section to read about choosing and applying for a school for a child with an ECHP.

Applying for a school place using the e-admissions portal when your child has an 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 view the information on your home council's website and apply using their Common Application Form.

Applying for schools in a different borough

If you live in Lambeth and 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 in this guide.

You can find the school admissions details for school places in neighbouring boroughs below.

School places in a different borough