Applying for a Reception place starting in September 2024
When to apply and important dates
All children can start Reception in the September following their 4th birthday.
The application process for children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 begins on 1 September 2023. If your child was born between these dates, please read the following information carefully and ensure you have submitted your online application by 15 January 2024.
We would urge all parents to read through the starting primary school information online. If you are unable to do this, please find a copy of the Starting Reception 2024 - application booklet.
Full details of Harris Peckham Park's admission arrangements can be found on our website, however the information provided on these pages contains everything you need in order to make an application.
The key dates for the Reception process can be found in the following table.
- Please ensure that you meet the date for submitting your online application.
- Submitting a late application could seriously jeopardise your chances of being offered a place at one of your preferred schools.
- You must apply for a Reception place even if your child currently attends the nursery at a school.
- Schools cannot guarantee places for children who are in their nursery, and your request to be considered for that school cannot be considered unless you submit a Reception application.
The Admissions Procedure
Reception Key Dates 2024/ 2025
1 September 2023
Admission Process starts
Monday 15th January 2024
Closing date for submitting online applications
Tuesday 16 April 2024
Applicants who apply on time will receive their child's offer of a school place by email after 5pm. The email will provide information on what to do next. Applicants will also be able to view the outcome of their application during the evening at www.eadmissions.org.uk
Tuesday 30 April 2024
No action required if you are a Southwark resident and want to accept the school offered to your child. Should you wish to reject the offer of a school place allocated to your child,you must notify the school admissions team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your unique application reference number by this date.
|Wednesday 15 May 2024
|Deadline for lodging appeals for 2024 entry refusals
Appeals June to July 2024
Appeal hearings for Southwark community schools are held.
Until 31st August 2024
Parents wishing to join the new Reception cohort must contact Southwark council.
Admission Appeals Timetable
September 2024 entry
Appeals resulting from applications which are turned down for admission in September 2024 will be heard according to the following timetable:
If you wish to appeal, you must complete the appeal form (see below) stating the reason for the appeal. You can attach to your appeals form any relevant documents and or a letter with information and evidence that you feel supports your case.
|Allocation letters sent via email
|Appeals lodged by
|Appeals will be heard in two stages between
|16th April 2024
|15th May 2024
|June and July 2024
All appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.
Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case at least seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.
Additional supporting information
If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least seven clear working days (not counting the day of postage or the hearing) in advance of your appeal.
Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to five clear working days prior to the hearing. Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing.
Contact London Borough of Southwark Admissions
Telephone: 020 7525 5337