School Admissions

Cognus provides the school admissions service for Sutton residents and Sutton schools on behalf of the London Borough of Sutton.

The School Admissions Team’s core work is to process and co-ordinate applications and outcomes for Sutton residents in Reception, Junior and Secondary transfer processes, and to co-ordinate in-year applications to Sutton schools.

For parents and carers we provide:

  • An online application portal for entry to Reception, Junior school and transfer to secondary school
  • Detailed online guidance for making applications
  • Support for those out of school seeking a local school place
  • Support and guidance for families seeking a change of school
  • An online home to school distance checker
  • An online vacancy checker
  • An appeals process for community schools
  • An experienced team on hand to provide guidance and support on all aspects of admissions

For schools we provide:

  • Advice on admissions in relation to the School Admissions Code, the Admissions Appeals Code
  • A borough wide admissions scheme to detail and timetable how applications for Sutton schools will be administered
  • A live link to admission applications in the Synergy Admissions Database through the School Access Module
  • Management of admission arrangements for community schools
  • Advice for schools converting to academy or foundation status

Please see our full range of information at

For enquiries please email or call 020 8770 5000