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Primary school admissions

If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, your child is due to start primary school in September 2015. All children will be given the opportunity to start primary school in the September following their fourth birthday.

If your child is offered a place at the school before they are of compulsory school age you can request that:

  • Your child attends part time until s/he reaches compulsory school age or
  • That their entry be deferred until later in the same academic year or until the child reaches compulsory school age

Key admission dates

These are important deadlines which you will need to keep in mind. If you miss these dates, your chances of being offered a place at a preferred school will be reduced.

Monday 1 September 2014

The admissions process begins and you will also be able to apply online using the eAdmissions website

Thursday 15 January 2015

Closing date for submitting your online application..

You must ensure that we have received your online application alongside any additional supporting information by this date.

Thursday 16 April 2015

Offer letters will be posted by first class to all parents/carers who have applied on time.

You will also be able to view your offer details in the evening on the eAdmissions website

Thursday 30 April 2015

Should you wish to reject the offer of a school place allocated to your child, you must complete and return the notification slip attached to your offer letter by this date.

No action is required if you want to accept the school offered to your child.

For further information please view the Starting primary school in Southwark 2015/16 brochure.

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