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Alfred Salter Primary School





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. When you've completed your online application, you must submit it by the closing date of 15 January 2024 by 11.59pm. 

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 the eadmissions website. 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:

Southwark Council School Admissions

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 here to register your interest in a place for your child at our school.

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Please tell us when you would like your child to join our school.

This should be the address where the child lives

If different from address above


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 Admissions Officer, Jane Mehmet, or email for more information. Email Admissions 

Any in-year applications will be dealt with by the 31st August at the latest each year. Full terms and conditions around in-year admissions can be found at the Southwark admissions website, using the link above. 


 For information about admission to our Nursery, please go to our specific Nursery page.