Applying for a primary school place

Before applying for a primary school place for your child to start in the Reception year in September 2019, you should research all the schools that you and your child are interested in. You can find information here:

If you’re a Southwark resident, you must apply online for a primary school place. You can find further information on completing an online school admissions application here:

If you do not live in Southwark, you must complete the admission application for the borough in which you live even if you’d like to apply for a school in Southwark.

When applying for a school place you can express a preference for up to six schools whether they’re in Southwark or in another borough.

Submitting your online application

When you’ve completed your online application, you must submit it by the closing date of 15 January 2019 by 11.59pm. The online application will not be deemed as on time unless it’s submitted by this time and date.

To submit your online application, you must click on the ‘submit application’ button. Once you’ve submitted your online application, you should receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted successfully alongside a unique application reference number.

If you do not receive this email and an application reference number it means that your application was not submitted successfully and you must log in and click on the ‘submit application’ button again.

Applying for a primary school place