Secondary Transfer

For children born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008, the deadline for making secondary school applications is Wednesday 31st October 2018. More information on how to complete your application is below.

Click here to download the secondary transfer presentation.

Children born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008 will transfer to a secondary school in September 2019.

In the Autumn term of Year 6, parents should attend an information meeting at Eliot Bank (9am or 5.30pm on Wednesday 12th September 2018), visit prospective secondary schools (daytime visits should be kept to a minimum),  and make an online application to the Local Authority of their home borough (i.e. the borough where you live and pay council tax) at www.eadmissions.org.uk. Please click here for a step-by-step guide for making online applications.

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 (you should have previously checked your chosen schools admission criteria).

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 2018.

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 2018, we recommend applications are made by the 19th October 2018. This means that the school can offer you assistance if required before the half-term break.

National offer day is 1st March 2019. Online applicants will get the result by email during the evening of 1st 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 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 or to speak to a member of Admissions team please contact the Admissions and Appeals team on 0208 314 8282 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 12 noon) or email schooladmissions@lewisham.gov.uk