Updates and advice about the impact of coronavirus in Lambeth
Apply for a school place
Find a school in Lambeth
Find your nearest Lambeth school on our map of schools, colleges and nurseries. Use the check boxes to select the types of school you want to find.
Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
If your child has a statement of special educational needs, or an education, health and care plan (ECHP), find out how to apply for a SEND school place.
When to apply
There are different deadlines for each type of school. If you miss the deadline you can make a late application but you will have less chance of getting a place at the school you prefer.
Primary schools include primary, infant and junior schools, but each cover different age groups:
- a primary school covers reception class and years 1 to 6
- an infant school covers reception class and years 1 and 2 of primary school
- a junior school covers years 3 to 6 of primary school
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they should start reception class, in an infant or primary school, in September 2020.
The deadline has passed, but you can still make a late application. Find out how to apply for an infant or primary school place.
Moving from infant school to year 3
If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and is at an infant school, you must apply for a year 3 place to start in September 2020. This can be at a junior or primary school.
You can also apply for a junior school place if you wish your child to move from a primary school to a junior school.
The deadline for applications has passed, but you can still make a late application. Find out how to apply for a year 3 place.
A secondary school covers years 7 to 11 of school. If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 you must apply for a secondary school place to start in September 2020.
The deadline for applications has passed, but you can still make a late application. Find out how to apply for a secondary school place.
Applying after September
If you move to Lambeth after the start of the school year you can make an in-year application for a school place in Lambeth. If you want to change your child’s school during the school year, you can also apply for this by making an in-year application. Find out how to make an in-year application.
Apply for a school outside of Lambeth
If you live in Lambeth but want to apply for a place at a school in another borough, you should apply with Lambeth. We we will pass your application to the other borough. Find out how to apply for a school in another borough.
Apply for a private or independent school
If you want to apply for a place at a private or independent school, you must apply directly to that school. The Good Schools Guide has a list of private and independent schools in Lambeth.