Applying for a place at Alfred Salter Primary School
Children start in Reception during the academic year (September - August) in which they will turn five. All children are able to start in the September.
Parents can opt for their child to attend part-time until they are 5 and also have the right to defer entry to the term after their child becomes 5 (unless the child becomes 5 in the summer term - they cannot defer until the following September)
You need to apply for a place in reception no later than mid-January each year. Please check on the Southwark Council website or the school office for the closing date, as this changes from year to year depending on term dates.
Only Southwark residents can apply to any primary school in Southwark, or other boroughs, on the Southwark form. Residents of other boroughs must apply to their own borough (but can apply for Southwark schools on their own borough's form).
Applications for admission to primary school in reception can be made by visiting https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/. The form will ask you to name six schools and to rank them in order of preference. The CAF (Common Application Form) can be completed online. If you do not have access to the internet, you can use any Southwark library where internet access is available.
More information about school admissions can be found on Southwark Council's website:
All other year groups
Applications for admission to Years 1-6 where a child currently attends a Southwark school, are made via Southwark's admissions team. Please collect an in year transfer form from your child's current school.
Families who have moved into Southwark, or whose children are at schools in other boroughs can apply directly to the school. Please complete an Admissions Enquiry Form to register your interest in a place for your child at our school.
Where year groups are full, the school operates a waiting list system and places are offered when they become available to the child first on the list according to Southwark's agreed admissions criteria. Please speak to our Office Staff, Jane Jacobs and Kim Stanley for more information.