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School admissions

School admissions


If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, your child is due to start primary school in September 2016.

You must apply for your child's primary school place online. For further information please view our Starting primary school in Southwark 2016/17 brochure.

Temporary classes in Southwark primary schools - September 2016 

Southwark Council constantly monitors and reviews the increase in demand for reception school places. Further to the additional places previously arranged and already advertised in our Starting Primary School in Southwark 2016/17 brochure, details of any additional expansions will be provided on this page in due course. For further information on all our primary schools please view the Starting Primary School in Southwark 2016/17 brochure.


If your child was born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005, your child is due to start secondary school in September 2016.

The closing date for applying for your child's secondary school place has now passed and any applications received after this date will be treated as late. If you need to apply, please contact the school admissions team to request a paper application. 

For further information on what happens if your application is late please click here or view page 15 of our Starting secondary school in Southwark 2016/17 brochure.  

Drop in surgery

The Southwark school admissions team will be holding a drop in surgery once a week for residents to access advice and support on school admission related queries. The drop in surgery will operate on a first come first served basis so there may be a short wait before meeting with the school admissions officer.

The drop in surgery will be held every Wednesday (term time only) from 9.30am to 3pm at the Peckham customer service point, Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JR. For those families who may bring buggies, we cannot always guarantee that the meeting will take place in a ground floor room.

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