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School admissions general information

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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 2025 will open on 1 September 2024.  The deadline to apply for Year 7 places will be 31 October 2024 .

Camden secondary schools open events 2024

Camden's 10 state secondary schools will all be holding open events during the autumn term for parents and carers who are interested in applying for Year 7 places for their children - as well as for their sixth forms. These are a great way to find out more about the schools and what they can offer your child. You can download a poster with all the dates 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

CME Policy March 2024-25 (PDF)

School admission policies

Consultation of the 2025/26 admissions arrangements

Camden LA community schools 

Camden LA proposed admission arrangements 

The proposed changes:

Change to the ‘teacher priority’ criterion (d) to also include teaching assistants working at the relevant school for two years or more for the primary and secondary admissions arrangements.

Brecknock Primary School to reduce admission number from 60 to 45

Camden community schools - determined school admission arrangements