COMMON APPLICATION FORM (CAF). Parents/Carers resident in Lambeth must ensure that they complete the Local Authority (Lambeth) Common Application Form. Please ensure that Platanos College is clearly listed as one of the preferred schools on the CAF. All CAFs must be submitted to the home borough.
APPLYING FROM ANOTHER BOROUGH OTHER THAN LAMBETH
Parents/Carers resident in another borough are welcome to apply to Platanos College for their child. Please contact your home borough for a CAF and instructions on how to apply to a school in a different borough. Ensure that Platanos College is clearly listed as one of the preferred schools. You should also contact Lambeth and request an admissions booklet, which will contain further information such as entry arrangements.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FORM (SIF). All parents/carers must also complete the SIF and return this directly to the school. This can be obtained from Lambeth or direct from Platanos College by contacting the Main Office. Alternatively, an electronic copy of this Supplementary Information Form can be downloaded below.
APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP PLACE
The school will make available scholarships and bursaries to support pupils who demonstrate aptitude and potential in Art, Music and entrepreneurial skills.
Aptitude assessments take place separately. Selection for places will require the applicant to demonstrate aptitude and potential in an interview where the pupil can discuss the subject, present any evidence, art portfolios or play a musical instrument. These take place on one day over a weekend in the autumn term.
Application forms for the bursaries/scholarships can be obtained from the school's Main Office or downloaded below.
For 'In-Year' applications (i.e. applying to join the school in the middle of the academic year) please contact the school office directly.
You will also need to complete the In-Year SIF found below and return to the school office. If you also intend to apply for a scholarship (these are subject to availability), you must complete the Bursary Application Form found above.
'This is an excellent school, where parents rightly feel that it gives their children every chance of succeeding in life. It is a purposeful place where everyone's right to work and learn is respected.' Ofsted