School admissions

Important information

The London Borough of Sutton takes fraudulent school admission applications very seriously. If you provide false or deliberately misleading information whilst completing a school application, or use a temporary address deliberately for the purpose of gaining an advantage over other applicants, your application will become invalid and it may be a criminal offence. False information will result in the withdrawal of a school place and could lead to prosecution as there may be a financial loss to Sutton Council due to the expense of funding a school place for your child.



Apply for a nursery place

Find out about how you can apply for a nursery place and what help you're entitled to.

Apply for a primary (reception) school place

Information about primary schools in Sutton and how to apply for a primary school place.

Apply for a junior school place

Apply for a junior school place online and view our list of schools.


Apply for a secondary school (year 7)

Information about transferring from primary to secondary school.

Mid-term or in-year admissions

Here, you can find out about mid-term admissions and download the relevant primary or secondary schools' mid term application forms and guidance notes.

University technical colleges and studio schools

University technical colleges and studio schools are opening in some areas to provide technically-oriented courses of study or work skill based learning for 14-19 year olds.


Waiting list information

Waiting lists for Sutton community schools - point of entry

Waiting list for point of entry i.e. September intake for reception, year 3 for junior schools and year 7 for secondary schools are cancelled at the end of the year ie 31 December, for the year of entry. Parents wishing their children to remain on a Sutton community school waiting list must notify the admissions team in writing in mid-December. Waiting lists for these intakes will then be cancelled at the end of the academic year and parents will need to advise the admissions team during the summer break should they wish their child to be put on the waiting list for the next academic year.

Waiting Lists for Sutton community schools - mid-term (in-year)

Waiting list for all other intakes, known as mid-term or in-year, are cancelled at the end of the academic year and parents will need to advise the admissions team during the summer break should they wish their child to be put on the waiting list for the next academic year.

Waiting Lists for Sutton voluntary aided, foundation & academy schools

These schools will have their own waiting list policy and parents should check with the individual schools to see what is required to keep your child's name on a waiting list either for point of entry or mid-term applications.