Apply for a primary school place for 2022-23

Use this guide to help you when applying for a primary school place.

How to apply for a school place before deadline — 15 January 2022

Apply online and apply on time! Deadline: 15 January 2022

 You must apply for an infant or primary school place (Reception class) for September 2022 using the Common Application Form on the eAdmissions website.

See pages 15-17 in the booklet below for a step-by-step guide on applying online before clicking on the link below to the application portal.

Starting primary school in Lambeth 2022/23 booklet

Apply for an infant or primary school place

Please note that if you had created an eAdmissions account in the past and have not used it in the last three years, you may need to create a new account, as some historical accounts/children's details will have been deleted in compliance with GDPR.

If you are uncertain about how to create an account, or have forgotten your password, please view the short help videos easily found on the eAdmissions portal web page. If you still experience problems with creating an account, validating email addresses, or website functionality, please call the London Grid for Learning support line on 020 8255 5555 and press option one.

ParentComms

The ParentComms mobile app is an alternative way to receive notifications from the eAdmissions website and is designed to help parents stay connected with their child's school.

If you don’t already use ParentComms through your child's school, you will need to download the ParentComms app from the Apple App Store, Google Play or Windows Phone Store to a mobile device and register your eAdmissions USO username and password to receive the following push notifications from the eAdmissions website:

  • Reminders to submit any un-submitted applications 1 week and 24 hours before the closing date. (If you register less than 24 hours before the deadline you will not be able to be sent this message).
  • Your application reference number of your submitted application
  • The outcome of your application.

If you can't apply online

There will be a very limited amount of paper Common Application Forms (CAFs) for applying to a primary school place. These are only for use in previously agreed exceptional circumstances.

Completed forms will need to be submitted to Lambeth School Admissions Team with the required proof of address and date of birth documentation (see section on this). These items can be sent by post, by email or via scanning facilities in the Lambeth Customer Centre. You will need an appointment for the latter.

By post

If you choose to send your application by post, you must use the correct postage and send it to:

Lambeth School Admissions Team
London Borough of Lambeth
PO Box 734
Winchester
S023 5DG

By email

You can email the CAF and documentation to schooladmissions@lambeth.gov.uk on the understanding that the security of any unsecured/unencrypted sensitive information which is emailed to us is the responsibility of the sender. By emailing us such documents unencrypted, you are accepting full responsibility for its security. If possible, we would recommend that items are sent securely via an email encryption package (we use egress switch which is free).

By hand

You can book an appointment at the Lambeth Customer Service Centre to use their scanning facilities to submit information to us.