The deadline for on time primary school applications has passed (15 January 2017). If you have not applied already, you still need to do so online for your child to start primary school in September 2017. This form will be counted as a late application and will be processed after 18 April 2017.

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Who can use this service

This application is for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013.

If you live in a different borough to Lambeth, please view your borough's information about their processes, even if you are applying for a Lambeth school.

If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health Care Plan you must contact the Special Education Needs and Disabilities Team on 020 7926 9460 to apply. The application form via this page will not be valid.

Not sure what to apply for? See our year groups and what to apply for

What you need to know...

Primary National Offer Day - 18 April 2017

If you applied for your child's primary school reception class place before the deadline of 15 January 2017 online, you will receive an email after 5pm on 18 April with the outcome. Please read the details given then and accept the offer by 2 May 2017 to secure it. Only if you applied using a paper Common Application Form will an outcome letter be posted first class to you on 18 April with a reply form.

We strongly recommend that you accept the offer your child has been made online by Tuesday 2 May 2017 (if applied online, or by returning the reply form with the letter if applied on a paper form). For further advice about primary school reception class 2017/18 admissions process and what to do about the outcome of your application for a place at primary school please see one of the following question and answer sheets:

My child has not been offered their first preference school

My child has received an allocated place

Most of the advice given by the School Admissions Team is stated in the details contained in the above information sheets. If you wish to apply for more schools and applied online for your child's original application, you will need to use a Lambeth paper Common Application Form as the portal will only allow one online application.

If, after reading the relevant Q&A sheet you still have questions that are not covered, please contact Lambeth School Admissions Team on 020 7926 9503.

You can view details of how offers were made for Lambeth primary schools on National Offer Day (18 April 2017).

If you applied after 15 January 2017 your application will be processed after 18 April 2017 and an outcome letter sent in due course afterwards. There are no set timescales for outcome letters to be sent.

If you have not already applied for your child's primary school please, you still need to do this

Co-ordinated admissions continues to run until 31 August 2017.

Read through our guide to Primary schools in Lambeth 2017/18 before applying. Also basic information can be found in our A brief guide to primary schools in Lambeth 2017/18.

Apply online!

We strongly advise you to apply online. Applying online is:

  • Free, easy and secure
  • Your application won’t get lost in the post
  • This online system is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day until midnight on 30 June 2017.

See pages 16 and 17 of the Primary Schools in Lambeth 2017/18 booklet for a step-by-step guide on applying online.

If you are experiencing problems logging into your online application account, please call the London grid for learning support line on 020 8255 5555 and press option 1

Proof of address

You must upload the correct proof of address documents to your online application, or take them to the Lambeth Customer Service Centre by the deadline of Sunday 15 January 2017 for on time applications or as a matter or urgency for late applications, otherwise your child’s application will be withdrawn and no offer made at a school. Please refer to the required documents list to ensure you provide what is needed.

Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs)

Some schools ask you to complete a SIF to provide extra information when you apply for a place. You must ensure that you complete these forms where needed and return them to the school by their deadline for the admissions criteria to be looked at fully.

Check the 'Admissions Criteria pages' in the Primary Schools in Lambeth 2017/18 booklet to see which schools ask for these, and their deadlines.

Get a Lambeth Supplementary Information Form

For schools in other boroughs, please check their literature.

If your child's Common Application Form is submitted after 15 January 2017, you still must complete any SIFs for the schools that require them to ensure that your child's details can be considered fully in accordance with the school's admissions criteria.

Moving house or change of details

The Lambeth School Admissions Team will consider your application using the details you provide on your form.

If you move address you must tell the School Admissions Team of your new address so we are able to contact you if we need more information or to tell you the result of your application. To inform the Team of the new address please complete the Lambeth School Admissions change of address form. Also you will need to provide new proof of address documentation for you and your child.

This also applies if you have a change of medical circumstances or a sibling starts at a preferred school. Please note that changes to preferences after the deadline for on time applications are not permitted.

More information

If you need more advice on making an application, contact:

Lambeth School Admissions Team
Telephone: 020 7926 9503