Children born between 1/9/2010 and 31/8/2011 must apply for a secondary school place in 2020 by Sunday 31st October 2021. See details and online application form for Lambeth schools here.
Many schools have an extra “supplementary information form” that is sent direct to the school by a date before the 31st October.
The test day for schools using an admission test is on Saturday 13th November.
Deadline for primary school admissions is 15th January 2022
This September’s Lambeth heritage festival is a great mix of over 50 online or in-person events. There is something for everyone and most are free events. A big thanks to Lambeth History Forum and Lambeth Archives for organising .
Check out the web page to see what’s happening and book:
Sessions about West Norwood include:
- Sat 11th Sept 11am, in-person, tour of West Norwood Cemetery
- Mon 20th Sept 7pm, online talk about Great North Wood
- Sun 26th Sept 2pm or 3pm in-person tour of Park Hill at Henry Tate Mews, Streatham Common North, SW16 3HA
Starting reception class in school in September 2021? A birth date between 1/9/2016 and 31/8/2017?
The deadline for parents to choose their preferred primary school for their 3 or 4 year old is Friday 15th January. Online application forms and detailed information about Lambeth schools is here.
The applications must include copies of documents proving the parent’s and the child’s address and the child’s birth date. For families needing advice contact the Admissions team on 020 7926 9503 option 2 during office hours. To use a computer for online forms and for printing, scanning and photocopying try your local library. Telephone 020 7926 0750 to book a 2 hour time slot first. You will need a library membership card but if you haven’t got one just ask for a temporary one.
If you miss the deadline you can apply again in April.
For children with special needs and an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) contact the Admissions team 020 7926 9503
Norwood’s Children Centre is up and running after lockdown with most activities now based at 18 Benton’s Lane SE27 9UD just off Gipsy Rd .
‘Stay and play’ and other face to face sessions are social distancing so you have to book your place on 020 3409 0704. Other “virtual” activities are one to one telephone calls and some group sessions are via facebook.
For details of the Norwood Children’s Centre programme see [attached pdf]
Please phone 020 3409 0704 for advice on what sessions might best suit your child.
Lambeth’s Family Information Service online directory has lots more information on a wide range of activities and services for children:
The Roman Catholic secondary school for girls on Central Hill SE19 1RS is planning to close in August 2021.
Admissions were suspended for year 7 students in September 2020. Year 8 , 9 & 11 students are attending the Virgo Fidelis site but Year 10 students are attending St Marys in West Croydon CR9 2EE
Virgo Fidelis no longer has a 6th form and pupil rolls have been falling recently – with a corresponding impact on school budgets. The Victorian buildings date back to 1848 and so are exepensive to repair.
Croydon council is consulting on the closure – to have a say fill in the form linked below before the deadline of Oct 23rd.
October is Black History month and this year Lambeth Libraries have drawn up a brilliant programme of mainly online activities.
There is something for everyone in the programme – just check out the brochure and book the sessions in advance that you want to attend here.
Cllr Sonia Winifred said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about and celebrate African Caribbean Heritage and Culture, which influence and enrich all our lives.”
To find out about local summer activities for children, young people and families check out Lambeth’s web site:
Or you can download this brochure.
With the coronavirus lockdown reducing there are changing government guidelines every week. So do check regularly for the latest information.
Here is are examples of activities:
Lambeth Libraries programme includes the Summer Reading Challenge https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKLAMBETH/bulletins/292c570
Fun packed summer programme filled with engaging activities for young people aged 11 to 19 years.
Rathbone in West Norwood have fun-packed summer activities for young people aged 11 to 19 years. include Sports, Arts and Creative Crafts, Music, Dance, Media, Cookery, Trips and much more – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CEF Lyncx are offering 5 weeks of activities for children and young people aged 8 – 15 and volunteering/work experience opportunities for young people aged 16+ http://cefi.org.uk/home
Lambeth Autism Group (NAS Lambeth) will be hosting a range of online sessions this summer -contact: email@example.com
Inspirational Youth have a one week 3rd to 7th August Summer Club for Year 6 children transitioning to Year 7 – at Streatham Youth and Community Trust SW16 – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Beginning in 2018, Windrush Day celebrates the Caribbean community and their contributions to British society since the second world war.
To pay your respects to the people of the Windrush generation download this art pack for decorating your windows and doorsteps and check out online activities by Lambeth libraries
This year’s song for Windrush Day is Desmond Dekker’s You Can Get It If You Really Want. To join in – tune into Colourful Radio at 10.27am on Monday 22nd.
Check out the week long programme of online events at the Black Cultural Archives: https://blackculturalarchives.org/ww20
The Empire Windrush ship that brought some of the first Caribbean migrants had 1,027 passengers. Many of their relatives and descendants suffered under the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’.
Since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th, and the global response to this shocking incident, there is a renewed determination to tackle the inequality and discrimination faced by Black & Asian Minority Ethnic communities. Windrush Day is one part of this effort.
For details of Windrush Day in Lambeth see: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/windrush-day-2020/
Are you ready to send your children back to school after the coronavirus lockdown ? Not sure?
Lambeth council is holding an online question and answer session this Thursday 29th May at 1pm. For details & to book a place see: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-back-to-school-discussion
Ed Davie, the councillor responsible for schools in Lambeth says: “As a parent of Lambeth primary and secondary school children I know how tough the last few months have been struggling with home learning, worrying about returning to school and just trying to get through each day. We want to listen to families, schools and unions to understand your concerns and support everyone to stay safe, healthy and learning”