English Martyrs’ school Admissions

English Martyrs’ Primary school welcomes applications for admissions into different year groups.  The governing body has the responsibility for admissions to our school and admits up to 60 pupils to the Reception class each year.   Other applications for other Year Groups are also welcomed where there are vacancies. 

We welcome applications for places at our school from parents living in the local area and beyond.  In offering places at the school we follow the criteria as outlined in our admissions policy (See below)

Our school is based in the heart of Walworth (See map link below) and is surrounded by a number of densely populated estates.  If you would like to arrange a visit to the school please contact the school office on 020 7703 4726.

There are different types of applications when applying for a place for your child:



Our English Martyrs’ Nursery offers both morning and afternoon sessions.   (Morning sessions from 8.30 am to 11.30 am; Afternoon sessions from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm).  Parents of children of Nursery age can apply for a morning or an afternoon place (up to 26 places).  Children who have the 30 hour entitlement will be offered full day provision. 

When parents do not have the 30 hour voucher, there is the option for Nursery children to attend a full day, from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm, against payment of a top-up fee for the additional hours.

Please use our Nursery Form when applying for a nursery place and return to the school office.  Nursery form.  

Parents information letter for 30hr code – September 2021 

Please open and read the letter Parent notice letter for Sept 2021 for more information on the 30hr code if you are considering a full time place for your child funded by the local authority for September 2021.



To apply for admission to English Martyrs’ Primary school (Reception Class) you will need to complete the Local Authority online form.  (go to Southwark eAdmissions)

If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, your child is due to start Primary school in September 2021. The Local Authority Admissions process opened on 1st September 2020 and closed on 15th January 2021. Parents should receive confirmation of allocations and places offers in April.  If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018, your child is due to start Primary school in September 2022.

You will also need to complete our supplementary form which can be downloaded using this LinkCopies of this form are also available from the school office.



These are applications for places beyond Nursery class, that is from Reception to Year 6.

If you would like your child to apply for a place during the school year (Reception to Year 6) you will need to complete the Southwark in Year application form available from our school office or downloadable here and return this to our school office.  

You will also need to complete our supplementary form which can be downloaded by clicking here.  Copies of this form are also available from the school office.

You can also visit the Southwark Admissions website for more information about In Year applications.  Click here.



If your child has not been offered a place and you wish to appeal against that decision, your appeal must be lodged with the Southwark Schools Appeals Service.

In the first instance you should notify the school office who in turn will notify the SSAS

To find out more regarding appeals. CLICK HERE.



Please use the links below to view our documents related to admissions at English Martyrs’ primary school.   Paper copies of applications forms are also available at our school office.