Secondary Transfer

When should I apply for secondary school?

The secondary transfer process begins in early September and parents are encouraged to visit secondary schools through September and October.  Please check the Lewisham Admissions website: www.lewisham.gov.uk/education for information about school open days.  

When must my application be submitted?

No later than the end of Monday 31st October 2016.  Parents are encouraged, however, to submit their applications by Friday 21st October, just before the half term holiday.

How can I apply?

You must apply via the Borough in which you live.  Parents are encouraged to make an online application at www.eadmissions.org.uk.  You may apply for up to six maintained schools on your application, raking them in order of preference.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

If you make an online application, you will receive your offer by email on Wednesday 1st  March 2017.  Paper applications will receive their offer by letter which will arrive later.

The deadline for accepting your offer is Wednesday, 15th March 2017


Starting School (Reception Class) 2017

When should I apply?

The closing date for applications is 15th January 2017.

How can I apply?

Online at www.eadmissions.org.uk is the best way to apply.  If you would like a paper form, this can be obtained from Laurence House in Catford.

How many schools can I choose?

You may choose up to six schools.  To give yourself the best possible chance of getting a place at a school near to your home, we advise strongly that you

  • use all six preferences
  • apply for schools that are closest to where you live
  • consider the admissions criteria of the schools in which you are interested

When will I know the outcome of my application?

Online applications will receive an offer by email during Tuessday 18th April 2017.  Paper applicants will receive their offer by letter which will arrive later.  Offers must by accepted or declined by Tuesday 2nd May 2017.


In-Year Admissions

If you wish your child to transfer to Prendergast Vale at any point other than the Reception or Year 7 intakes, you will need to go through the in-year transfer process. This is co-ordinated centrally by Lewisham Council, who also hold the waiting lists if a space is not available.  You can find more information on the process here. Please contact our Admissions Manager, Ms Hallesy at r.hallesy@prendergast-vale.com for an informal discussion about available places.