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Abacus Belsize Primary School admissions criteria for Reception 2024-25

Applications for Reception places at the school will be considered in accordance with the arrangements set out below.

If fewer applications are received than there are places available, all applicants will be offered a place. If the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs where the school is named in the Statement/ EHC Plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out in the admissions policy attached below.

Meetings for new parents

Reception parents meetings are arranged in the Summer and Autumn terms to give information about expectations for the Reception classes.

Information on admissions to Camden schools can be found here: Camden admissions

Please note that the deadline for applications is 15th January 2024.

Notification of an offer of a school place

Parents will be sent a letter in April by Camden Council to notify them of an offer of a school place. School will contact families in May with information about our stay and play sessions and completing admissions paperwork.

In-year admissions 

For in-year admissions, please contact the school office on 

Please find attached below a copy of the in-year admissions application for Camden and our school.

You will then be invited to visit the school and discuss the application process and to check physical copies of your ID and proof of address.


Appeals are set by Camden Council and happen during the month of July

You should submit your appeal within 21 days of receiving your refusal letter/email.

For more information on admissions please contact the school admissions team.

Primary Reception class admissions and appeals are set by Camden's admissions team.


We offer school tours on the following dates. Tours take place at 9.30am. Please contact the office on, stating your preferred date.

11th June 2024 

9th July 2024

We will be sending an information pack shortly for new reception starters for 2024-25.

Our stay and play sessions for our new reception class will be held on the following dates between 1:30-2:30.

Thursday 27th June

Thursday 11th July

Tuesday 16th July