At Camelot Primary School we welcome children from all backgrounds and faiths. You can find information about our admissions arrangements below and how and when to apply for a school place.
How to apply
As a community school we follow the admissions procedure agreed by the Southwark Admissions Forum. All applications must be made through them. For more information, please click on the link below.
In-year transfer applications can be made directly though us. Please contact the school office to request an admissions pack.
How Southwark allocates places
Southwark Admissions Team use the oversubscription criteria to determine whether a place can be offered to your child when a school has received more applications than there are places available. Southwark's Admissions Team don't offer school places based on designated catchment areas. The offer of a school place is solely determined by Southwark Council's community school's oversubscription criteria and not based on the area that an applicant resides within.
As many applications are received from both inside and outside of Southwark, it may be the case that a child is offered a place at a particular community school in one year. However, as the number of applications received varies, it may not be possible to offer a place at the same community school to another child living on the same road the following year.
Places are allocated taking into account:
- Looked after children and children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence/special guardianship order).
- Children who have brothers or sisters attending the school at the time of entry.
- Children who have a specific social/medical or psychological needs which the school is best placed to meet (backed up by professional advice from the relevant professional as to why the school is necessary, and agreed by the head teacher).
- The child living nearest to the school as measured from the front door of the child’s home along the shortest safe walking route to the school’s main gate.
For further information on how places were allocated at Southwark community schools for September 2017, view the community primary schools' place allocations by criteria table.
All admissions will be made in accordance with the School Admissions Code, which ensures that school places are allocated in an open and fair way. The statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. To read the guidance, please click on the link below.