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    New young people’s website
    Camden Rise is a new, easy-to-use website for young people in Camden. It has information on youth clubs, sports and leisure, apprenticeships, job opportunities, sixth forms and colleges, things to do and places to go, as well as advice and support on issues such as youth safety or health and wellbeing. Visit


    Enrolment day for adult learners 
    Learn something new and enrol in free adult community learning courses. You can learn at your own pace in friendly, informal community venues across the borough, and be supported by tutors experienced in teaching learners aged 19 and above.

    Choose from computing and using tablets, beginner English and reading, family learning, preparing for employment and more.

    The next enrolment day is on Wednesday 11 September, from 9am to 4pm, at the Richard Cobden Learning Centre, Camden Street, Camden Town, and the Netley Campus, in Stanhope Street, Regent’s Park.

    Visit or email:   


    Council Tax Reduction Scheme consultation
    Our Council Tax Reduction Scheme helps Camden households who are out of work or on low incomes to pay council tax by reducing the amount they are required to pay. We’re proposing changes to the scheme that we think would make it fairer, simpler and more affordable, and would give households access to improved support with things like childcare, managing money and employment. We want to know what you think about the proposed changes before making any decisions though.

    Please watch the video that explains the changes then tell us what you think at, and share with anyone who lives in Camden. For further information, we’ve also answered frequently asked questions. The consultation closes on Sunday 15 September.

    Contact: Alan Porter,


    Secondary schools open events for parents

    Moving on to secondary school - open events for parents
    Parents can find out more about Camden secondary schools and how to apply for a place for their child at open events starting in September.

    All Camden secondary schools are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted.

    Come to our Moving On event from 4pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, 19 September at Swiss Cottage Library. Meet headteachers, senior staff and student ambassadors from Camden secondary schools, as well as the Council's schools admissions team. Book your free place now.

    Visit schools on their own open days and evenings. Download a poster with all the dates and times here.

    Meet the Parents also holds informal forums for primary parents at local schools across the borough.

    Children will be due to start secondary school in September 2020 if they were born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009. Applications for Year 7 places will be open from 1 September 2019. The closing date to apply is Thursday, 31 October 2019.

    Find out more:

    Visit our secondary school admissions web page to read or download our latest guide, 'Secondary Schools in Camden 2020', which tells you how to apply for Year 7 places for September 2020.

    For children moving from nursery up to reception classes in primary schools, applications also open on 1 September 2019. The deadline to apply for a primary school reception place for your child is 15 January 2020.