Apply online and on time for your child to start junior school in September 2018. This applies to children born between born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011. The deadline is midnight on Monday 15 January 2018.

If you miss the deadline of 15 January 2018 your child's application will not be looked at until after National Offer Day when the vast majority of places have been filled.

If you live in a different borough to Lambeth, please apply using your home borough's common application form, 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 (EHCP) the application form via this page will not be valid. For more information about applying for a junior school place for a child with a Statement or EHCP please see the relevant section of the Lambeth SEND Local Offer website or contact the Special Education Needs and Disabilities Team on 020 7926 9460.

It is important to know how the process works and what you need to do and when. Please read through our Lambeth junior transfer guide for 2018/19 entry before applying.

Also check admissions booklets produced by neighbouring boroughs for details about their schools, if you wish to apply for schools outside Lambeth.

Apply online and on time!

We strongly advise you to apply online. Online applications can be made from 1 September 2017 via the online application portal below. Applying online is:

  • free, easy and secure
  • it uses a quick, easy to use step-by-step format
  • your application won’t get lost in the post
  • drop down school lists help reduce errors and save you time
  • information can be checked online and changed at any point without the need to fill in another form
  • you can attach copies of any medical or social paperwork you wish to be considered. Just submit the application first then click on the ‘attach document’ button
  • this online system is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day until midnight on Monday 15 January 2018
  • you get the outcome of your child’s application on the evening of 16 April 2018
  • last year, 97% of Lambeth residents applied online and all of these families received an offer of a place.

See pages 11-13 of the Lambeth junior transfer guide for 2018/19 entry for a step-by-step guide on applying online.

Do it online (external site)

What you need to know...

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

If you can't apply online

There will be a very limited amount of paper forms for applying for a junior school place but these are only families who cannot access the internet. You can collect a paper form from Lambeth Customer Service Centre, Brixton from 1 September 2017.

To send us your completed form:

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 Monday 15 January 2018 otherwise your child’s application may 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.

Get St Bernardette Catholic Junior School Supplementary Information Form

For schools in other boroughs, please check their literature.

If your child's Common Application Form is submitted after 15 January 2018, 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.

National Offer Day - 16 April 2018

If you applied online before the deadline, you will be sent the official outcome of your child's CAF electronically on 16 April 2018. If you applied on time using a paper CAF an outcome letter will be posted first class on 16 April 2018.

If you applied after 15 January 2018 your application will be processed after 16 April 2018 and an outcome letter sent in due course afterwards. There are no set timescales for outcome letters to be sent.

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
Email: schooladmissions@lambeth.gov.uk