Starting primary school in Lambeth

29 September 2016

Written by: School admissions team

Children and young people - Council updates

If you live in Lambeth and your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 you should apply now for a primary school place. The deadline for primary school applications is midnight on Sunday 15 January 2017.

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How to apply for a school place in Lambeth

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

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 15 January 2017
  • You get the outcome of your child’s application on the evening of 18 April 2017 – before you will receive your letter.

Also ensure that you attach all the required proof of address documents (for you and your child) to your child’s online form, or bring the documents to the Customer Service Centre at

Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, SW2 1RD by 15 January 2017

Applications without such documents could be withdrawn.

primary-school-guideOnline applications can be made from 1 September 2016. Last year, nearly 98% of Lambeth residents applied online and all of these families received an offer of a place.

For full details of how to apply and the list of required proof of address documents please see our online guide

Read more in our primary-schools-admissions-2017 guide



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