Clapham Manor is over-subscribed in most classes.
All parents/carers who wish to apply for a place at the school need to take a tour of the school. For the next available dates and to book a place on a tour, please Click Here. At this meeting the Headteacher will explain Lambeth’s selection criteria and give you a tour of the school. At the end of the tour you will be given an application form if you are applying for a nursery place and information of how to apply for a place in Reception (see below).

Our selection criteria is the same as all other Lambeth Community schools, which is as follows:

  1. Looked after children.  A ‘looked after child’ is a child who is in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by that authority – according to section 20 of the Children Act 1989.
  2. Children with a brother or sister who already attends the school, and would not have left the school at the time of admission. A sibling is defined as a full/half/step brother or sister, living at the same address, a child who is living as part of the family by reason of a court order, or a child who has been placed with foster carers at that address as a result of being looked after by the Local Authority.
  3. Children with a professionally supported medical or social need that the school is especially able to meet.   Admissions decisions will be taken by Lambeth’s Children and Young People’s Service (CYPS) MEDSOC panel.  Letters from an appropriate professional must support these applications although these will not always be conclusive.
  4. Priority will be given on the basis of distance, between the child’s home and the school, measured by a straight line.

For further information on Lambeth’s criteria for community schools , please contact them directly or on their website:

Lambeth Co-Ordinated Admissions Scheme For Reception.

To establish a simpler admission system local authorities are now co-ordinating admissions for Reception children. If your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31 August 2016, you must apply directly to your borough of residence by the 15th January 2020.

If you apply after the above date, you still need to complete the reception class common application form however, your application will be considered as a late application.

The booklet Starting School in Lambeth 2019/2020 is available from Lambeth Council, or can be dowloaded by clicking here.

If your child is refused a place in this school or the school of your choice you can appeal against the decision.  The appeal form is available from Lambeth Council.

In Year Admissions

All admissions are coordinated by the local authority.  if you would like to apply for a place in

  • years 1-6 at the school
  • a reception place after the school has started in September

your application is considered an in-year application.

To find out more about Lambeth’s in-year admissions procedure please contact them directly.

Applications for in-year admissions must be made using the primary school in-year Common Application form (CAF), through their home borough, even if applying for schools in other boroughs.

Starting School

Before your child starts, a personal interview is arranged between the Head Teacher, the Class Teacher, parent/carer and child. If your child’s first language is other than English, our Language Support teacher will also be involved in these meetings. This interview is to welcome parents, carers and children and also to exchange information and to sign our Home School Agreement.