Admissions

Information for Prospective Parents for Nursery or Reception

Visits to the school

As the school is not open to members of the public, staff and pupils made this video to give you a flavour of Cathedral School. 

Applying for a place in Nursery

If your child’s date of birth falls between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 you can apply for a Nursery place.

The application form is below which also provides full details of admissions criteria: 

Nursery-Application-Form-2021

If you wish to apply for a place in the Nursery at Cathedral School please apply directly to the school office using the application form above, alternatively visit the school office for a paper copy.

If you are applying for a Foundation Place, please complete the supplementary form found in the same link above, alternatively visit the school office for a paper copy. Please ensure you meet the admissions criteria before you complete this form.

The deadline for applications is 12th February 2021.

Please note that children attending the Nursery Class at Cathedral School cannot be guaranteed places in the Reception Class and parents will need to apply separately for such a place.

Applying for a place in Reception

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, your child is due to start primary school in September 2021. You can start applying from 1 September 2020 and submit your application before the closing date on Friday 15 January 2021.

Applications for Reception Class will need to be made online; no paper forms will be available. Applications should be made through the Southwark Admissions website. If you are not a Southwark resident, please apply through your own borough. Please see Southwark Council’s How to Apply Online page.

The Starting Primary School in Southwark 2021-22 publication will only be available online this year. This publication will give you information on all schools in Southwark including their admissions criteria.

If you do not have access to the internet at home, you can apply online at any One Stop Shop or in any of the local libraries.

We appreciate that this arrangement may prove difficult for some families. Please feel free to speak to the school office if you need any help or assistance.

The supplementary application form (only required for families applying for a foundation (church) place) is below, and this form also provides full details of the admissions criteria for your reference:

Reception-Admissions-2021

If you would like to apply for a Foundation Place please download and complete a supplementary form above, alternatively visit the school office for a paper copy. Please ensure you meet the admissions criteria before you complete this form. This supplementary form and your online application need to be completed if you wish to apply for a Foundation Place.

The deadline for applications to Southwark: 15th January 2021. The date for any appeal hearing will be in July and the date is to be confirmed.

Please note that children attending the Nursery Class at Cathedral School cannot be guaranteed places in the Reception Class and parents will need to apply separately for such a place.