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As a maintained community Primary School, Nursery applications are handled directly by the school but all other admissions (from Reception to Year 6) are handled by Lambeth Council. This means that Lambeth Council also manage the school's waiting lists.

How to apply for a Nursery place for 2024/25

Please CLICK HERE to apply for a Nursery place.  The deadline for applications is 31st January 2024.  Any applications submitted after this date will be added to the waiting list.  

How to apply for a primary school place for 2024/25

Please visit the eadmissions website directly from the link below. 
You can apply from the 1st September 2023. The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 15th January 2024. 

CLICK HERE for advice on admissions procedures for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.  

Who can use this service

This application is for children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

If you live in a different borough to Lambeth, please apply using your home borough's Common Application Form, even if you are applying for a Lambeth school.

What you need to know...

Primary schools booklet

The Primary Schools booklet will be uploaded as soon as it becomes available. 

Apply on time and apply online!

We strongly advise you to apply online. Online applications can be made from 1st September 2023.

Applying online is:

  • Free, easy and secure
  • Your application won’t get lost in the post
  • This online system is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day until midnight on 15th January 2024
  • You get the outcome of your child’s application in the evening of Tuesday 16th April 2024 - before you will receive your letter.

If you are experiencing problems logging into your online application account, please call the London grid for learning support line on 020 8255 5555 and press option 1

If you can't apply online

There will be a limited amount of paper forms for applying for a primary school place but these are only families who cannot access the internet.

You can collect a paper form from Lambeth Customer Service Centre (Brixton) - Lambeth Civic Centre, 6 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1EG.

Then return your completed form to:

Lambeth School Admissions Team, PO Box 734, Winchester, SO23 5DG

We recommend that you use recorded delivery to ensure you have proof of postage.

Proof of address

You need to attach the correct proof of address documents to your application, otherwise your child’s application may be withdrawn and no offer made at a school. Please click here for a list of accepted documents.

Supplementary information forms (SIFs)

Some schools ask you to complete a SIF. Granton Primary does not require a SIF.

For schools in other boroughs, please check their literature.

It is very important that the SIFs are completed and sent to the schools by their set deadline otherwise your child may miss out on a preferred place.

Moving house or change of details

The Lambeth School Admissions Team will consider your application using the details you provide on your form.

If you move address you must tell the School Admissions Team of your new address so we are able to contact you if we need more information or to tell you the result of your application. Also you will need to provide new proof of address documentation for you and your child.

This also applies if you have a change of medical circumstances or a sibling starts at a preferred school. Please note that changes to preferences after the deadline for on time applications are not permitted.

National Offer Day

Tuesday 16th April 2024 is National Offer Day, when letters are sent out and you can check the eAdmissions portal for the outcome of your application.

If you applied before the deadline, on 16th April 2024 you will be sent a letter by first class post telling you the outcome of the application. You will be sent a letter whether you made your application online or by post.

If you applied online, you will receive an email (and a text if you are signed up to text alerts) on the evening of 16th April 2024 to tell you that you need to log on to the eAdmissions portal to view your child’s application outcome.


If your child has been refused a place at one of your preferred schools, you have the right to appeal the decision under the 1998 School Standards and Frameworks Act (“The Act”). You will need to lodge your appeal with the Local Authority (LA) for that school or the school which controls its own admissions. Please click here for more information.

In Year Admissions

Granton School is a non-selective community school.  All admissions are through the London Borough of Lambeth.  We do not ask for any supplementary information.

An in year admission is when a child already attends a school but wishes to transfer to another school during the academic year.

How to Apply for an In-Year Place at Granton

An in-year application will need to be made via Lambeth please click here for more information.

Lambeth admissions contact details please click here. Please contact Lambeth directly for all queries.

To contact our admissions team please email Mariana Begum  at Granton admissons will only contact you when Lambeth have made an offer.

If there are more applications than places available, the LA will give priority to children in the following order:

1: Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children
Priority will be given to looked after children and previously looked after children. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order) immediately following having been looked after. The School Admissions Code 2014 states that: A ‘looked after child’ is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions. This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 (see section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Childrens Act 2002 (see section 46 adoption orders).

2:  Siblings

Children with a brother or sister who already attends the school, and who will not have left the school at the time of admission. As a result, siblings in the nursery or year 6 of a primary school will not be regarded as a sibling under this criterion. A sibling is defined as a full/half/step brother or sister (who are living at the same address in all instances) or a child who is living as part of the family by reason of a court order, or a child who has been placed with foster carers at that address as a result of being looked after by the Local Authority.

3: Children with Exceptional Medical or Social Needs
Children with a professionally supported medical or social need, whose application identifies a particular school that is especially able to meet that need. This criterion will also consider where a parent/carer has a physical, mental or social need that is significant and demonstrable for their child to attend a specific school. This does not include childcare arrangements. The decision to prioritise on these grounds will be determined via MEDSOC panel.

4:  Children of staff

Applications for children of staff at the school. A member of staff for the purposes of this criterion must be employed by the said school as a teaching assistant or qualified teacher for a minimum of 0.6fte (16.5 hours teaching staff) and this employment must have been for at least 3 years at the time of submitting the application.

5: Distance
Priority will be given on the basis of distance between the child’s home and the school, measured by a straight-line. This measurement will be done using a computerized mapping system. This measurement will be from a point from the child’s home as identified by the software to a point at the school as profiled in the software. The child’s home address will be the child’s permanent place of residency and must not be a business address, or the address of a relative or carer, unless they have legal custody of the child. Applications must only be made from a single address.

More information

If you need more advice on making an application, contact:

Lambeth School Admissions Team
Telephone: 020 7926 9503

Or for current Granton Nursery parents please book to see the Pastoral Care team if you require help completing the form online. 

If you have any questions regarding admissions, please email 


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