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 2023 open on 1 September 2022. The deadline to apply for Year 7 places is 31 October 2022.

Our Camden Moving On to Secondary School event for parents and carers of Year 5 and Year 6 primary pupils is on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 4pm to 6.30pm, at Arlington House, 220 Arlington Road, NW1 7HE. This is our first Moving On event for parents since the pandemic and we're looking forward to welcoming you. Register for your free place from 8 August onwards here.

You can also visit Camden secondary schools during their school open events. Download a Camden secondary schools open events 2022 poster here.

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 admissions@camden.gov.uk 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 Sona.Ruparell@camden.gov.uk

CME Policy March 2022-23 (PDF)

School admission policies

Consultation of the 2023/24 admissions arrangements

King's Cross Academy Primary School

King’s Cross Academy proposed admissions policy (PDF)

The consultation period for King's Cross Academy proposed admissions arrangements will run from 16 November 2021 to 28 December 2021

Please send any comments on the proposed arrangements to admin@kingscrossacademy.org.uk

For further information, please visit Our school - King’s Cross Academy (kingscrossacademy.org.uk)

Emmanuel Church of England Primary School

Emmanuel consultation letter (PDF)

Emmanuel main school proposed admissions policy 2023/24 (PDF)

Emmanuel nursery admission proposed admissions policy 2023/24 (PDF)

The consultation period for Emmanuel's proposed admissions arrangements will run from 19 November 2021 to 07 January 2022

Please send any comments on the proposed arrangements to admin@emmanuel.camden.sch.uk 

Holy Trinity & S. Silas School

Holy Trinity & S. Silas proposed admissions policy 2023/24 (PDF)

The consultation period for Holy Trinity & S. Silas's proposed admissions arrangements will run from 17 December 2021 to 28 January 2022

Please send any comments on the proposed arrangements to admin@holytrinitynw1.camden.sch.uk

St Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Primary School

St Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Primary School proposed admissions policy 2023/24 (PDF)

St Eugene de Mazenod SIF 2023/24 (PDF)

The consultation period for St Eugene's proposed admissions arrangements will run from 17 December 2021 to 28 January 2022

Please send any comments on the proposed arrangements to admin@steugene.camden.sch.uk

St Paul's Church of England Primary School 

St Paul's proposed admissions policy 2023/24 (PDF)

The consultation period for St Paul's proposed admissions arrangements will run from 17 December 2021 to 28 January 2022

Please send any comments on the proposed arrangements to admin@stpauls.camden.sch.uk

Camden community schools - determined school admission arrangements