Applying for Schools


The process of applying to a new school is different for children and young people with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan).


If you DO NOT have an EHCP:

You will need to apply for a school place in the usual way. Southwark’s School Admissions Team co-ordinate school admissions in Southwark. Applications are made online. Go to:


If you DO have an EHCP:

The Council's SEN Team will co-ordinate your application. You will be contacted for your preferences and sent a paper form to write these on. The Team will approach the schools of your preference on your behalf. You will be invited to a special information event on transfer to primary and secondary school which will explain this process in detail. For more information on this event you can visit our training section.