Admissions

Prospective families are welcome and encouraged to arrange an appointment to visit the school. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and find out more about Albion.

When making an application for nursery, parents are advised to submit their children’s names as soon as possible after the child’s second birthday, your child’s name will then be put on to our waiting list. However, please remember that having a child’s name on the waiting list does not guarantee a place.

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Places for Reception are managed by Southwark School Admissions and applications have to be made on line.  In-year applications for all other year groups can be made by completing a school application form and Southwark ‘In Year Admission’ form.

The intake for both the Nursery and Reception classes takes place during September.

Albion Primary School follows Southwark’s admission criteria.

Admission Criteria for Southwark Primary Schools

(for all years excluding nursery)

In the event of there being more applications than places available, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:

  • Children in public care (Looked After Children) and 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
  • Children with siblings who are already on roll at the school and will still be on roll at their date of entry
  • Children with exceptional medical, social or psychological needs, where it is agreed by the Local Authority and the headteacher that these can best be addressed at a particular school
  • Children living nearest to the school as measured by a straight line from the child’s
    home to the main school gate.

For the purposes of measurements, these will be measured by a straight line from the child’s home to the main entrance as agreed with the Headteacher using a computerised mapping system (free map tools UK distance between full UK postcodes) which are measured in kilometres and as the crow flies.  The Headteacher will allocate places according to the above criteria.  Accessibility by car or public transport will be disregarded.