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.
You can also visit Camden secondary schools during their school open events. Download a Camden secondary schools open events 2022 poster here. Please note that William Ellis School have cancelled their open morning on Wednesday 5 October due to the planned rail strike. The school's open mornings on Tuesday 4 October and Tuesday 11 October are going ahead as planned from 9am to 10.30am on those days.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)