How to apply for a primary school reception class place

If you live in the borough, apply online or by using our common application form.

The benefits of applying online

  • it is quick and easy to do
  • you will get an email confirmation that your application has been received
  • the system helps you by checking for errors
  • there is no risk that your application will get lost in the post or arrive late
  • you can change your preferences of school up until the closing date
  • your details are held securely
  • during the evening of 16 April 2015, you will get an email telling you which school your child has been offered.

Obtaining a common application form (CAF)

We recommend that you apply online if possible. However, if you are unable to do this you can apply using our common application form. You can collect a copy from the Customer Service Centre.

If you are resident in another borough, you must complete your own borough's common application form or apply online.


Admissions and Appeals Team
Third Floor
1 Laurence House
, Catford Road
020 8314 8282

020 8314 3039


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