If your child was born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006, you can apply for a Year 10 place at a University Technology College (UTC), Studio School or other 14-19 provider for September 2021. (If your child needs a school place for this academic year, please visit our Secondary in-year webpage)

Apply online and apply on time!

The deadline for applications is midnight on Saturday 31 October 2020.

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, Studio Schools and other 14-19 providers 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 school places in neighbouring boroughs.

2. How to apply for a 14-19 place by the deadline of 31 October 2020

Apply online and apply on time!

For providers that are part of co-ordination, you need to apply for a UTC, Studio School, or other 14-19 place to start in September 2021 by using the Common Application Form on the eAdmissions website. Applications can be made from 1 September 2020.

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, Studio School or other 14-19 place

If you are uncertain about how to create an account, or forgotten your password, please view the short help videos easily found on the eAdmissions portal webpage. If you still experience problems with creating an account, validating email addresses, or website functionality, please call the London Grid for Learning support line on 020 8255 5555 and press option 1.


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.

If you can't apply online

There will be a very limited amount of paper Common Application Forms (CAFs) for applying to a 14-19 place. These are only for use in previously agreed exceptional circumstances.

Completed forms will need to be submitted to Lambeth School Admissions Team with the required proof of address and date of birth documentation (see section on this). These items can be sent by post, by email or via scanning facilities in the Lambeth Customer Centre. You will need an appointment for the latter.

By post

If you choose to send your application by post, you must use the correct postage and send it to:

Lambeth School Admissions Team
London Borough of Lambeth
PO Box 734
S023 5DG

By email

You can email the CAF and documentation to schooladmissions@lambeth.gov.uk on the understanding that the security of any unsecured/unencrypted sensitive information which is emailed to us is the responsibility of the sender. By emailing us such documents unencrypted, you are accepting full responsibility for its security. If possible, we would recommend that items are sent securely via an email encryption package (we use egress switch which is free).

By hand

You can book an appointment at the Lambeth Customer Service Centre to use their scanning facilities to submit information to us.

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

When you apply for a 14-19 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 2020.

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. Supplementary Information Forms, auditions and workshops

Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs)

Some 14-19 providers may ask you to complete a SIF to provide extra information for the admissions criteria to be looked at fully. This is in addition to the Common Application Form being submitted

It is vital that you submit any SIFs that are required for the providers you apply for, by their deadline, otherwise this will significantly reduce the likelihood of your child gaining a place at the school.

In Lambeth The Norwood School 14-19 Bursary application requires a SIF to be filled in and submitted to the school by 9 October 2020.

Download The Norwood School Year 10 2021 Bursary Supplementary Information Form.

If you're applying for schools in other boroughs, please check their council website to see if a SIF is needed.

Auditions and workshops

As part of The Norwood School's 14-19 Bursary application, children are expected to attend an audition and workshop at the school on Saturday 17th October 2020. The auditions and workshops will be specially designed to give all children, irrespective of their previous access to creative subjects, the opportunity to convey their natural aptitude and passion for the Arts. Subject specialist staff will be leading all aspects of the day.

5. Applying after the deadline

If you apply after 31 October 2020, 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.

6. Offers

14 to 19 National Offer Day - Monday 1 March 2021

If you apply online, you'll be sent an email on 1 March 2021 telling you your child's school place offer. You can also check the offer on the eAdmissions website.

If you apply by post, an outcome letter will be sent to you by post on 1 March 2021.

7. Contact us

If you need advice on applying for a school place, you can email us at schooladmissions@lambeth.gov.uk or call the Lambeth School Admissions Team Call Centre on 020 7926 9503.

8. 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.