Admissions Information

The Dunraven Educational Trust (DET) is the admissions authority for The Elmgreen School. The DET was established in 2016 and The Elmgreen School joined the DET on 1 September 2021. Prior to this The Elmgreen School was part of The Great North Wood Education Trust. For admission for entry to Year 7, please apply via Lambeth’s Common Application Form, which can be accessed via the Lambeth website. For sixth form, please apply through The Elmgreen School online application form via the website. Applications for In-Year admissions should be made directly to the school; more information is available below. The admissions criteria in the event of oversubscription are:

  • Looked After Children
  • Siblings
  • Children with Exceptional Medical or Social Needs
  • Children of staff at the school
  • Distance

Admissions Policy for 2024 entry (and In-Year for 2023-24)



(for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013)

Any family wishing to apply for a Year 7 place at The Elmgreen School must complete the Common Application Form (CAF) from your Local Authority. The deadline to submit this form was 31 October 2023. Late applications may still be submitted. Please refer to our Admissions Policy for information about the process.

If you are applying for an out-of-year group place, you must notify the school in writing by email to

The London Borough of Lambeth’s Admissions page is linked HERE



Please note the following key dates in the application process for Year 7 2024 entry:

September 2023: Prospectus and admissions information available from the school and the website and applications open

Tuesday 31 October 2023: Deadline for submission of the Common Application Form (CAF) to your home Local Authority

January 2024: Governors’ Admissions Committee review applications received under the Medical/Social Reasons criterion

Friday 1 March 2024: National Offer Day. Local Authorities will notify families of the offer of a school place.

For any questions, please contact the Admissions Office by email:

The Admissions Policy for 2024 entry and Previous Offers Information are available using the links below.

Admissions Policy for 2024 Entry

Previous Offers Information



Applications are now open for In-Year places for current Years 7 to 11 for the 2023-24 academic year.

The Application Form is available from the school office. The Admissions Policy and Frequently Asked Questions are available using the links below.

Applications made in the 2022-23 academic year do not carry forward into the 2023-24 academic year. If you have applied previously and have not yet been offered a place, you will need to submit a new In-Year application form. For any questions, please contact the Admissions Office by email to

This form is NOT for Year 7 applications for 2024 entry. For Year 7 for 2024 entry, please see the relevant admissions section above.

Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Policy for 2023-24



Appeals for In-Year applications should be lodged within 25 school days of the date of notification that the application was unsuccessful and will be heard within 30 school days of being lodged. Appeals lodged after the appropriate deadline will be heard as soon as is reasonably practicable.

You will receive notification of the date and time of your appeal hearing at least 10 school days before your appeal hearing. Any additional evidence you wish the panel to consider must be submitted at least 5 school days before your appeal hearing. The clerk will send the appeal papers to you and the panel at least 5 school days before your appeal hearing. You will receive written notification of the outcome of your appeal within 5 school days of your appeal hearing, wherever possible.