Children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 are due to start primary school in September 2023.

Applications open on 1 September 2022 and close on 15 January 2023.

National offer day will be on 17 April 2023.

Before you apply

How to apply

You can apply from 1 September 2022. 

Apply online

Keep a note of your e-Admissions username and password. You can make amendments to your applications until the closing date of 15 January 2023.

You will be able to view the outcome on the evening of 17 April 2023.

When you make your application, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. You can read these in full on page 11 of the Starting School Guidance booklet.

Other ways to apply

We recommend you apply online if possible. If you live in Sutton and want to complete a paper application form, email

Applying in different circumstances

For more information on applying in different circumstances, see check the Starting School booklet.

If your child has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
You do not need to follow this process. You will use a different admissions route with your EHCP coordinator.
If you are waiting for your child to complete an EHCP assessment, apply as normal. Attach a letter to let us know that your child is being assessed.
If the child is looked after or previously looked after
An application may be given priority if a child is looked after by a Local Authority (or has been before). You can let us know in your online application. We will need written evidence to support this type of application.
If the child has a medical or social priority
Some schools give priority to children who have a professionally supported medical or social reason to attend a particular school. We will need written evidence to support this type of application.

Address to use for the application

You should use the address where your child and the adult (or adults) with legal responsibility for them live.

You must not use another address because it's convenient. This includes:

  • a future address
  • the address of a relative, friend, childminder or business
  • the address of a parent if the child does not live with them for most of the week
  • using the address of a rented or second owned property on a temporary basis to gain advantage
  • a local address while the child lives overseas

All applications for school places will be address checked. If you submit your application from an address you do not live at, we can cancel your application. You will be asked to reapply using your current address.

Where a child lives with each parent for part of the week, we will need additional information.

Read page 6 of the booklet for more information on what address to use.

Moving or making a late application

If you move to Sutton after the closing date, you should immediately tell us and your home Local Authority. 

We will need evidence of your move, including that you no longer have access to your previous address and that your family has permanently moved into the new property.

If you move after 9 February, we are not able to change your application.

You can still make a late application after this date, but this will not be looked at by the schools until after all of the on time applications.

Applying for schools in other boroughs

You can include schools in other local authorities in your application.

You can find out more about schools in other boroughs on their Council website:

Contact the school admissions team

Email or call the contact centre on 020 8770 5000.