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Admissions Criteria

At Argyle, we follow the Camden Criteria for all admissions - both those through Camden for the start of Reception and those we manage ourselves for in year admissions. Priority is given to children in the following order (taken from the Camden Primary Admissions Booklet):

In the event of oversubscription, places will be offered in descending order to:

a) Looked-after children (children in public care) or a child who was previously looked-after but immediately after being looked-after became subject to an adoption, child arrangement or special guardianship order (see note 1 on page 26 of the Camden Admissions Booklet).

b) Children with a sibling* (brother or sister) at the same school who will still be on roll when they join. * Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as the sibling. A sibling relation does not apply when the older child will leave before the younger one starts.

c) Children whom the Council accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at the school. There will have to be a clear link between the child’s exceptional need and the school in question. The local authority will also accept recommendations from the SEN exceptional needs panel for an applicant whose needs support a place at a particular school (See note 10 on page 26 of the Camden Admissions Booklet). 

d) Children whose parent has been a qualified teacher working at the school for two years or more at the time of application and / or children of a qualified teacher at the school who has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a skill shortage.

e) Other children, with priority given to those living closest to the school measured ‘as the crow flies’ measured from the home address to the centre of the school. The address given must be the one in which the child normally lives. Distances are measured using a computerised mapping system.

Nursery Admissions

Currently, all 3-4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education. Some children are entitled to 30 hours per week under schemes set up by the Government and Camden.  

Please click on the link below to complete a form to register your interest.

Click here to complete our online nursery application form.

Funding for 30 hours per week

  • Eligibility criteria for a HMRC code                                                                                                                                                               To find out if you are eligible go to: Free childcare and education for 2 to 4-year-old
  • Eligibility criteria for a Camden Enhanced Offer                                                                                                                                     To find out if you are eligible and apply go to: Camden Enhanced Offer Form

'In Year' Admissions

Applications for a place in Years 1 to 6, or applications for Reception during the academic year, should be made using our 'In Year' application form.  You will then be informed if our school has a place for your child or is placed on a waiting list until such time a place does become available.

If a place is available, you will be invited to the school to discuss your child starting. If you wish to transfer your child from another local primary school, out of courtesy, we ask that you inform the other school of your intention.

Click here to complete our online 'In Year' application form.

Reception Admissions

There is one intake into our Reception class in September and places are allocated by the Camden Admissions Team. Parents should read the ‘Starting School’ booklet and then apply by the given deadline.

You can contact the Camden Admissions Team by email: or by calling 0207 974 1625. Parents are notified of the outcome of applications in April.

Click here to complete the eadmissions online application form.

Secondary Transfer Arrangements

Applications for secondary school are made at the beginning of Year 6. Applications are made to the borough you reside in regardless of which borough the school you want your child to attend is located. Parents should make note of the closing date for applications. Any application submitted after the given date will be considered a late application.

Click here to complete the eadmissions online application form.

More Information

Our Admissions policy 

School Admissions - Camden Council