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Join our school

Choosing a school for your child is one of the many big decisions you need to make as parents and carers.

We understand that the transition from pre-school care, whether that be a nursery, childminder or the care of parents can be a daunting time for you and your child.

Our admissions team are on hand to support this each step of the way. You can contact our team and book a tour using the links below.

Timeline for admissions

September 2023

Applications open on Lambeth's website:  eAdmissions website 

January 2024

Applications close

April 2024

Offers made directly to parents from the Local Authority

May - June 2024

Information gathering to support the best transition for your child. This will include conversations with parents and nurseries. 

June 2024

Classes and Transition Timetables shared with families. 

New Parents Event.

July 2024

Stay and Play sessions for our newest Belhamites and transition packs with activities for over the summer are provided. 

The admissions process



Our Admissions team is on hand and ready to guide you through the admissions process.

You can expect to feel informed and supported throughout any we're happy to help with any question, no matter how big or small.



We would love you to come and visit Streatham Wells Primary School & Nursery.

We host regular open mornings at which you can book a place on below.


Explore steps to apply and key questions below and don't forget to contact our admissions team if you have any questions

Everything you need to know about admissions:

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

We are an academy Primary School in the borough of Lambeth. 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.

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.

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 are struggling with the above, we can help! Get in touch.

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.

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.

We are a non-selective and fully-inclusive community school. Pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan will be given special consideration based on their plan, and Looked After children will also have priority admission.

Following these children, priority will be given to siblings of current pupils, and then children on the basis of straight line distance. 

Apply for a primary school place 2023/2024 (In year transfer) If you would to apply for a place in Year 1 to 6, or our Reception class year during the academic year, please click on the link here.

Streatham Wells Primary 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.

In-Year Applications at Streatham Wells Primary School

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 Mandy High at

Streatham Wells admissions 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 Children's 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: 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

If you are interested in joining our Nursery, please fill out the application below & send this via email, post or hand in to the school office.

Nursery Application Form


Streatham Wells Primary School, 50 Palace Road, London, SW23NJ

If your child is in year 6 for the academic year 23/24, they will need to apply for a secondary school place. To apply for a secondary school place, click on the link below.

Secondary School Application

The school uses the eastings and nor things linked to an applicant’s address to calculate a straight-line distance measurement to the main school entrance. If a child lives in a block of flats where a communal entrance is used, the school will use the grid references for the block, not for the individual flat. When dealing with multiple applications from a block of flats to the same community school, lower door numbers will take priority.

All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code. 

Appellants should appeal, using the form in the link below, to the Admissions Officer (Appeals) at Streatham Wells Primary School within 20 school days, counting from the day after the date of the letter confirming that their application was unsuccessful. Any parent/carer wishing to know of their child’s ranking on the waiting list and the criteria that applies to them has the right to be informed should they request this information.

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.