Applications for Nursery places should be made directly to the school

Rosendale Nursery

Places in the Nursery are allocated to children who have siblings in the school and then to those who live nearest to the school or who have social and special needs.  Applications for the September 2022 intake are now closed.   Please only apply for a nursery place if your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019.  Your child must be 3 years old on 1st September 2022.

Applications for a reception school place are made directly to the Local Authority

Starting Reception

Children enter the main school in September in the school year in which they are five.  Applications for a reception school place are made directly to the Local Authority in which you live.
You can apply online or complete a Common Application Form (CAF).  Completed forms must be returned to your local authority by 15 January.

If there are more applicants than places available, then the LA admissions criteria is used to allocate the places.  Priority is given as follows:

1. Looked after children (LAC)

2. Children having a brother or sister already attending the school at the time of admission

3. Where there are important medical, social or family circumstances

4. Children of staff at the school

5. Nearness to the school – the distance being the shortest straight line


Apply directly to the school for an In Year place

Admissions for 2023 Entry

The admissions process for September 2023 entry for Rosendale will begin in September 2022.  We will be holding Open Day Sessions on the following dates in the Autumn term.

Friday 14 October 2022
Friday 11 November 2022
Friday 9 December 2022

All of the Open Day Sessions run from 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact the school office for further details.

For any questions, please contact the school office HERE.
The London Borough of Lambeth’s Admission page is linked HERE.

The Admissions Policy, Previous Offers Information and Key Dates are linked below.

Rosendale’s Admission Policy for 2023 Entry
Previous Offers Information
Key Dates


In Year Admission

You need to apply directly to the school for an In Year place.  You need to complete an In Year Admission Form for each child and return it to our Admissions Officer at, Rosendale Primary School, Rosendale Road, SE21 8LR. 

Download a copy of our In Year Admission Form