Starting Primary School - Reception Class


You must apply for a Reception place at Lambeth Council Primary School Admissions. Children who attend the Nursery do not transfer automatically to the main school. You should make your application within the specified dates for that academic year.

The application deadline is 15 January and the decision from Lambeth is given mid April. Henry Fawcett will contact successful applicants by the end of May.


Important Information

It is important to know how the primary school application process works and what you need to do and when.

Please read the Lambeth starting primary school booklet for full information about the admissions process and criteria for each Lambeth state school: Starting primary school in Lambeth 2024-25 booklet

You may also find it useful to read the summary guide:  A brief guide to starting primary school in Lambeth 2024/25


Tour Dates

We encourage you to visit our wonderful school and see our fantastic learning environment. Our school is an exciting and vibrant place where every pupil has a wide range of opportunities and learning experiences.

We welcome all visits to the school whether your child is starting nursery, reception or mid-year.  All tours are with the Headteacher.

To reserve a date to visit Henry Fawcett Primary School, please contact the school office on 0207 735 2764 or email