Information for Prospective Parents for Nursery  Reception or In Year Applications

Prospective Tours for Parents applying for Reception

Tuesday 18th October @9.30am (Please book ahead here)

Wednesday 16th November @1.30pm (Please book ahead here)

Monday 9th January @1.30pm (Please book ahead here)


Prospective Tours for Parents applying for Nursery

Tuesday 6th December (2pm) – No need to book
Tuesday 24th January (9.30am) – No need to book


School Prospectus

This is the prospectus of Cathedral School.


Video of the school

This is a video which staff and pupils made to give you a flavour of Cathedral School.

There is lots of information about Nursery and Reception on this webspace:

Applying for a place in Reception

You can apply for a place in Reception if your child’s date of date of birth falls between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.

You can start applying from 1 September 2022 and submit your application before the closing date: 15th January 2023 at 12.00 noon.

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 2023/24 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:


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 2023. 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.

Applying for an In Year place

Cathedral School will be managing our own in-year applications from 1 November 2021 until 31 August 2022;

Parents can apply for an in-year school place by completing the application form below.  Upon receipt of an In Year application, we aim to notify families of the outcome of their application in writing within 10 school days.  Where an application is refused, reason for refusal will be given and information about the right to appeal

In Year Application Form