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Applying for a Reception Class Place in Camden

Apply now for a Camden primary school

Information to be updated when the new application round starts.

In Camden an amazing 98% of children attend primary schools rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – higher than almost anywhere else in the country.

You need to apply for a 2021 reception place before Friday 15 January if your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017. You can name up to six school preferences, either in Camden or outside the borough. Many Camden schools are very popular, so it is best for parents to use all six preferences. 

If you have just moved here and want to find out about current spare places in any year group, you can ask our school admissions team for advice then apply direct to local primary schools. 

Pupils in Camden perform well above the national average in test results for 11 year-olds. In 2016 provisional figures show 60% of Camden’s primary pupils achieving the national standard and above in reading, writing and maths - well above the national figure of 53%.

We strongly recommend that parents apply online. If they are unable to do so, or they have particular questions, they can email admissions@camden.gov.uk or phone 020 7974 1625.

Primary pupils in Camden consistently perform above the national average in test results for 11-year-olds. Our 2018 provisional results show that 73% of Camden pupils achieved expectations in the combined measure for reading, writing and maths - well above the national figure of 64% and the London results of 69%.

Camden primary schools also offer a huge range of extracurricular activities - with access to world-class venues and institutions on their doorstep, ranging from the British Museum to the Francis Crick Institute.

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