Secondary Transfer

Children born between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2009 will transfer to a secondary school in September 2020.

Parents should apply for six schools, which can be within Lewisham or any authority outside the borough. Schools must be ranked in order of preference.  For more information please have a look at our Secondary Transfer Presentation 2019 which was given by the Executive Head during our secondary transfer meeting on 16th September 2019.

When applying online you will receive an automated email confirming receipt of your application and a reference number. You will also be able to make any changes to your application up until 31st October 2019.

If a child qualifies for a place at more than one school, parents will receive ONE offer, which will be the highest possible offer on their preference list.

Although applications can be made from 1st September 2018 to 31st October 2019, we recommend applications are made by the 18th October 2018. This means that the school can offer you assistance if required before the half-term break.

National offer day is 2nd March 2019. Online applicants will get the result by email during the evening of 2nd March 2019.

Offers should be accepted online. You will need to log into your account to do this so it is important to keep a record of your user name and password.

If you cannot apply online, you should contact the Admissions Team on 020 8314 8282 for further details.

For more information about applying to start secondary school, please use the links below:

Alternatively, please visit the Secondary Transfer page on Lewisham Council's website.

Other local boroughs:

Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Most children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities can get the support they need at local mainstream schools.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan, you need to follow a different process when applying for a secondary school place. For more information please click here.

Further Information

For more information and advice on applying to start school or an in-year admission:

For independant advice you can contact ACE Education Advice on 0300 0115 142 (lines are open Monday - Wednesday, 10am - 1pm) or visit their website: