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Secondary Transition

   Welcome to year 6 transition to secondary school  2020/2021.


Due to Covid restrictions, here you will find important information on how to access open day events and admissions criteria for your preferred schools.






A summary of all the secondary school open days in Lewisham can be found on the Lewisham Council website.




The closing date for on line application through  eAdmissions is 31st October 2020.




Should you require any further assistance contact Anita on the 02086985768.


Starting secondary school in Lewisham

Researching what secondary schools to apply for is different this year, due to COVID-19. It's still important to learn about as many schools as you can. We a...


Schools’ admissions criteria and

supplementary information forms



All schools have admissions criteria to decide which children get places



For most secondary schools, there are more applicants than places available. All schools have admissions criteria to decide which children are offered a place.
When you are applying, you should read the admissions criteria for your preferred schools. This will help you find out if your child has a good chance of being offered a place.


The criteria are not the same for every school. They may give priority to children who:

  • have a brother or sister at the school already
  • live close to the school
  • are from a particular religion (for faith schools)
  • are in care or being looked after (all schools must have this as a top priority).


Distance to school

The most common factor used is the distance from your home to the school, so we recommend you name your nearest school as one of your preferences. You can view a map showing secondary school admissions by distance to get an understanding of how these distances affected schools across the borough last year.


Read the admissions criteria

Some schools in the borough use our criteria for community schools (state-funded schools managed by the local authority), and others have their own criteria for deciding which children to admit. You can read the full criteria for community schools or visit school websites to read their criteria.


Do you need to complete a supplementary information form?



Some schools in the borough need to collect information that is not included in the application form. For these schools, you need to complete the school's supplementary information form as well as naming the school on your application.


Schools use this information to see which children meet their admissions criteria. For example, a faith school may ask for evidence of church attendance.


You can get supplementary information forms directly from the school, or download them from the school’s website. You should complete and return the form to the school directly by 31 October 2020. 


Don't forget

  • School open events are happening now and are different this year– attend as many as you can.