Starting school in Camden 2024

All Camden’s primary schools are rated either 'good' or 'outstanding' by Ofsted. Parents and carers need to apply for a reception place for their child before 15 January 2024.

The borough’s provisional national 2023 test results show that 70% of 11-year-olds in Camden achieved expectations for reading, writing and maths - well above the national figure of 59% and the London average of 65.

Education in Camden is dynamic, collaborative and creative – as well as diverse and inclusive - while the Council has continued to invest in improving school buildings and facilities

Camden primary schools also offer a huge range of extracurricular activities - with access to world-class venues and institutions on their doorstep, ranging from the British Museum to the Francis Crick Institute. Music is important in Camden schools – and our primary schools will be among those taking part in the Camden Schools’ Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall in spring 2025. 

Councillor Marcus Boyland, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families

We’re proud of the excellent and innovative teaching in our primary schools, which means that they perform consistently above the national average, but also the rich and creative curriculum, with music being a major feature of Camden’s educational offer, as well as access to some of the best museums, galleries, cultural and scientific institutions on our doorstep. 
Inclusion and diversity are highly valued by Camden schools – and we strongly believe that an education system that is better for children from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities is better for all children. I urge parents to find out more about what Camden primary schools have to offer their children and apply before 15 January.

Councillor Marcus Boyland, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families

Your child will be due to start primary school in September 2024 if they were born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

Find out more and apply