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Alfred Salter Primary School

Building strong relationships, celebrating difference and creativity today.
Inspiring individuals who will fulfil their potential as world citizens of tomorrow.


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We welcome visits to the school and are happy to show parents and carers around. Elli Prestage, the Headteacher offers tours of the school on Wednesday mornings at 9:30am during the Autumn Term, please contact the school office to book a space on the tour on 02072523676.


Reception Admissions

Children born between 1st September 2014 and 31 August 2015 are due to start in a primary school reception class in September 2019.


Applications can be made from 1st September 2018 to 15th January 2019.


You should apply online directly to your home Local Authority (i.e. the borough where you live and pay council tax) at . Please click here for a Step by Step Guide for Making an Online Application. You will need an email address. If you do not have one you can contact the Local Authority for assistance (020 7525 5337).


Parents should apply for six schools, which can be within Southwark or any authority outside the borough. Schools must be ranked in order of preference (you should have previously checked your chosen schools’ admission criteria).


Where there is oversubscription priority is given to:

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) and children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order) immediately following having been looked after
  2. Children with siblings who are already on roll at the school and will still be on roll at their date of entry
  3. Children with exceptional medical, social or psychological needs, where it is agreed by the Local Authority (“LA”) and the Headteacher that these can best be addressed at a particular school
  4. Children of permanent staff employed at the school
  5. Children living nearest to the school as measured by a straight line from the child’s home to the main school gate / entrance 


When applying online you will receive an automated email confirming receipt of your application and a reference number. You will also be able to make any changes to your application up until the January deadline.


National offer day is 16th April 2019. Online applicants will get the result by email during the evening of the 16th April 2019 from the Local Authority.


You will need to accept your offer direct to the Local Authority by logging into your account so it’s important to keep a record of your user name and password.


At a later date, Alfred Salter Primary will contact you to advise you of the date of the induction meeting which both you and your child are invited to attend.


For more information about applying to start primary school please use the links below:

Alternatively please visit Southwark Council's website.


Nursery Admissions

Applications for admission to our Nursery are made directly to the school. Where there is oversubscription, places will be offered in accordance with Southwark’s agreed admissions criteria, a copy of which is included in the publication 'Starting Primary School in Southwark 2019/20'.


Admissions to other year groups

Applications for admission to Years 1-6 can be made directly to the school, or via Southwark's admissions team. 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 Manager, Lynn Pepperrell for more information.