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Primary admissions

Camden has some of the very best primary schools in the country and these pages should tell you everything you need to know about them and how to apply.

The deadline for applying for September 2016 reception places is 15 January 2016. You can apply online from 1 September 2015.

Starting school in Camden guide for parents and carers

Read our guide to the admissions process and local schools in this borough (please note, this guide is currently being updated and dates refer to last year’s admissions round – the new guide will be available on this page soon):

Apply online

Fraudulent applications

Camden Council takes very seriously any attempt to obtain a school place by fraud. All cases are investigated and the use of credit reference agencies has improved detection rates.

If you know someone who intends to or has used a false address to get a school place, you can report this confidentially to the Camden admissions team by emailing or calling 020 7974 1625.

You do not need to give your name but please provide as much information as possible so that we can investigate the matter fully.

If we find that a school place was obtained using a false address we will withdraw our offer, even after the child has started school, and give it to the child who was entitled to the place. We consider every school place obtained through deception denies another child their legitimate place.  

We will not accept a temporary address if you still have a property that was previously used as a home address, nor will we accept a temporary address used solely or mainly to obtain a school place. You may be asked to supply additional information to explain why you are not able to use your permanent address.

Appeal against a school admission decision