Admission to Camden schools

Nursery admissions

Nursery admissions are dealt with by primary schools, children's centres and other nursery providers in Camden. Parents should apply to these directly.

Primary school reception admissions

We co-ordinate admission for reception places at Camden primary schools. We also provide advice on transfers, vacancies and appeals.

Secondary school transfer

Camden Council co-ordinates the transfer from primary to secondary school for admission to all Camden state secondary schools. Find out more about Camden secondary schools in our annual guide.

Applications for Year 7 places for September 2024 open on 1 September 2023. The deadline to apply for Year 7 places is 31 October 2023.

Camden secondary schools' open days and evenings 2023

Camden secondary schools hold open days and evenings during September and October (and in November for sixth forms). Download a poster with all the dates and times below:

In-year school admissions

An in-year application is when you make an application to a school outside of the normal admissions round. This is at a time when your child should already be attending school. Camden schools organise in-year admissions themselves.

Social or medical applications for Camden community schools

Find out more about this and how to apply for a school place on these grounds. See our policy and form:

Social and medical policy (PDF) 

Social and medical form (DOC)

The form needs to be returned to within the deadline.

Children Missing Education

Please inform the London Borough of Camden if you know of a child of compulsory school age who:

  • is not on a school roll
  • is not being educated at home, privately, or in alternative provision

If you have any queries or want to notify us of a child missing from education, please contact Sona Ruparell, School Inclusion and Children Missing Education Officer, on 020 7974 4596 or email

CME Policy March 2023-24 (PDF)