Admissions Information

New Year 7 Applications For September 2021


Please complete your Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for london Nautical school on line  here:-

It is important that every item of information requested on the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is completed and is clearly legible. This will help us in efficiently processing your application and in the first instance, inviting your child to sit the test in November.

Any family wishing to apply for a place at The London Nautical School (LNS) must complete two forms, the Common Application Form (CAF) from your Local Authority and the London Nautical School SIF. 

You will need to complete a CAF (school admissions form) for the Local Authority you live in - so parents from, for example, Westminster need to complete a Westminster Admissions form. You must put London Nautical School as your first choice.

The links for the local authority (CAF) admissions pages are as below;  click on your authority and the link for the admissions page will appear. You must apply via your home authority putting London Nautical as your first choice as well as completing the London Nautical SIF form.

Croydon Hammersmith & Fulham  Islington Camden City of London Greenwich Hackney Kingston & Chelsea
Lambeth Lewisham Newham Southwark Tower Hamlets Wandsworth






Important Dates

Mon 26 Oct 2020

Closing Date - return of SIF to LNS

Fri 31 Oct 2020

Closing Date - return of CAF to your LA

Sat 14 Nov 2020

Admission Test Day at London Nautical School

Mon 1 Mar 2021

National Offer Day

It is essential that our form is completed and returned to us by 26 October 2020 latest and also your Common Application Form is returned to your Local Authority by 31 October 2020.

If the Local Authority does not receive your Common Application Form, this will delay your application for London Nautical School.

Your Address

This must be the address at which the child lives permanently and full time as the principal residence. This does not include short term rental or lease and does not include the address of a relative or carer, unless they have legal custody of the child. Any change of address during the course of the admissions process must be notified to the school immediately. 

Admissions Criteria

Our Criteria, is:

  • Pupils who are in the care of a Council or provided with accommodation by that Council in accordance with the Children Act 1989, often known as 'looked after children' (a legal obligation). This will include any who are 'previously looked after children' (defined as those who have ceased to be because of adoption, a residence order or a special guardianship order).

    Pupils who already have another sibling on the school roll (including the 6th form) as at September 2020.  Sibling is defined as a full, half or step brother who is living at the same home address, and may include an adopted or fostered child provided they can be proven to be resident at that address.

  • Medical and/or social reasons: applications must be professionally supported.  Medical reasons must be supported by written medical evidence.  The evidence should come from at least two registered health professionals.  An application being made for social reasons must be supported by written evidence from registered professionals such as social workers or other social care professionals.  Medical or social applications must set out the particular reasons why.  The London Nautical School is the most suitable school and what difficulties would occur if the child had to go elsewhere.  Any such applications will be considered objectively by the Admissions Committee of the school based on the evidence provided. Application under this criteria does not guarantee a priority place and cannot be considered without the appropriate supporting evidence.

  • All other pupils


this years Admissions Test have been cancelled.

(However usually London Nautical School would share Admissions Test arrangements with the following schools: Archbishop Tenision's School, Dunraven School, Lambeth Academy, Lilian Bayliss, Norwood School, Platonos College. All eight schools hold the same Admission Test. We aim, in this way, to limit the number of tests children are required to sit).

Please note that London Nautical School is for boys only

Children With Special Needs

  • If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health Care Plan (ECHP) you need to apply by a different process.  If you have not already received a letter from your Local Authority asking for secondary school preferences, please contact them directly.

  • If your child has Special Needs or is on School Action or School Action Plus you should complete the Common Application Form and London Nautical School Supplementary Information Form.

What happens after you have sent in your supplementary information form (SIF)?

  • Please look on the website Under the admissions tab, Year 7 applications, please complete the online form.

  • Once you have completed and submitted your application form (SIF) to the school make sure you have completed your local Borough Admission form (CAF) as above and selected London nautical School as choice number one (1)

  • If you have returned your application form online, you will receive acknowledgement by return email.

  • On National Offer Day, 1 March 2021, your local Authority contact to let you know which school is able to offer you a place.

  • On 4 March 2021 letters will be sent from London Nautical School to all applicants who have been offered a place or have not been offered a school of a higher preference.

Parents Checklist

Have you:

  • Checked the form is completed in full, clearly and accurately and press the submit button?

  • If this child is under the care of the Local Authority have you attached a court order or similar evidence?

  • Have you completed the Common Application Form and sent it to your Local Authority? see list above

If you have any queries please contact: 

The Admissions Officer,

The London Nautical School,
61 Stamford Street,


Paper copies of Application Form are available on request.