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 Moving On to Secondary School Event - 13 June 2024

Parents of children in current primary school Years 4 and 5 can join our Camden Moving On event on 13 June, from 4.15 to 6.45pm.

This is your opportunity to:

  • receive advice on how to apply for a Year 7 place for September 2025 from the Camden Admissions Team
  • find out more about what Camden secondary schools have to offer your child
  • speak with headteachers, student ambassadors and staff from Camden secondary schools

This is a timed ticket event, so please make sure you arrive for the time you have booked.

The event is aimed at adults, rather than children. Any children attending are the sole responsibility of their parents.

Register for our Moving On event

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 2023-24 (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