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    General Admission FAQs

    Where can I find information on admissions?
    I don’t know if I live near enough to get my daughter into the school. How do I find out?
    If I don’t live within the maximum offer areas area can I still apply to the school?
    Do I need to apply directly to the school? Are there any supplementary forms to fill out?
    Do I need to register for the open events?
    Do I bring my daughter to the open event?
    I couldn’t come to the open events – can I see the school at another time?
    My daughter has a statement of Special Educational Needs. How do I apply?
    How do I apply under the exceptional medical or social need criterion?
    If I do decide to apply to Camden School for Girls, what preference should I list the school?
    When will I find out if my daughter has been offered a place at Camden School for Girls?
    My daughter has been offered a place at CSG - what happens next?

     

    Where can I find information on admissions?

    • Please click here for our admissions page, including our admissions policy, and next steps if you are considering applying for Camden School for Girls.
    • Please click here for information on secondary school transfer information if you live in the London Borough of Camden.
    • Please click here for secondary transfer information if you live in the London Borough of Islington.
    • Please click here for the online application for a secondary school place.

    I don’t know if I live near enough to get my daughter into the school. How do I find out?

    • Please click here to view maximum offer distances for each band on a map for previous years.
    • Please click here to find out how far away you live from the school.

    Bear in mind that living within these maximum distances in no way guarantees an offer of a place.

    If I don’t live within the maximum offer areas area can I still apply to the school?

    Yes, you can still apply. However, if you are applying under the distance criterion, it is highly unlikely that your application would be successful. Please refer to our Admissions Policy for full details.

    Do I need to apply directly to the school? Are there any supplementary forms to fill out?

    You do not apply directly to the school. You must fill out the online application for a secondary school place and you may list as many as six schools on that form.

    However, you should register with the school to undertake the banding assessment (and if you are a music applicant, you should also register for the music aptitude assessment. Please click here in order to do so online.

    Do I need to register for the open events?

    There is no need to register. Just turn up promptly at the start of the session.

    Do I bring my daughter to the open event?

    Yes. Your daughter is most welcome to attend and see the school for herself.

    I couldn’t come to the open events – can I see the school at another time?

    No. However, you can do a virtual tour and if you are still considering applying your daughter will come into school for her banding assessment.

    My daughter has a statement of Special Educational Needs. How do I apply?

    Please telephone the school office on (020) 7485 3414 to arrange a meeting with the SEN team. If possible, your daughter should sit the banding assessment.

    How do I apply under the exceptional medical or social need criterion?

    Supplementary information from a suitably qualified professional such as a doctor or social worker should be emailed ideally by the eadmissions deadline of October 31st for the attention of the headteacher Ms Kitcatt to admissions@csg.school. The headteacher and a panel of Governors will review your application before deciding whether to offer a place on this criterion. You will be notified of the panel’s decision in writing before National Offer Day (1st March) and the letter will indicate which criterion we will use to process your application.

    Please note that before deciding to apply under this criterion there must be a compelling reason showing why Camden School for Girls is the only school that can meet this need. Be advised that based on previous decisions, Governors did not agree the following as an exceptional medical or social need:

    • asthma
    • eczema
    • allergies
    • diabetes
    • car/travel sickness
    • dispensing of medication that may require some training as this can be undertaken by any school
    • speech and language delay/use of a hearing aid/or because an EHC Plan has not been completed
    • a need for your child to stay in friendship groups
    • care arrangements where the carer lives close to a particular school

    If you feel that one of these examples should be considered you can still apply but you would be expected to demonstrate how this has a significant impact on your child and why Camden School for Girls in particular can meet your child's need.

    If I do decide to apply to Camden School for Girls, what preference should I list the school?

    That is entirely up to you and it is your choice as a parent. The school does not receive any information about where a parent lists Camden School for Girls on the application form. Bear in mind however that your daughter will not be offered a place at Camden School for Girls nor placed on a waiting list should she be offered a place at another school listed higher on her preference form. This applies to applications under all criterion. For more information about school preference and place allocation check Camden Council Website.

    When will I find out if my daughter has been offered a place at Camden School for Girls?

    You will be notified which school you have been offered a place at through your local authority on national offer day which is 1 March.

    My daughter has been offered a place at CSG - what happens next?

    The school will write to you to invite you for an induction meeting in the summer term. At this meeting, you will be expected to provide documentary evidence of your permanent home address. If you are unable to provide this, the governors may withdraw the offer of a place. Please see the admissions policy for more information.