Wednesday 9 August 2006 4.39pm
The best thing to do is check the Southwark Council
website as that will explain the process to you. If you are wanting a reception class place the application forms are available from the September before your child will start (they turn 5 in their reception year); ditto a nursery place. There are no easy ways now as you have to go through a central admissions process (CAF). Church schools, such as Cathedral, also have an additional application form but you still have to apply through the CAF.
The best thing to do is ring schools up and go and visit them. A gut instinct is as important as a league table!