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Applying to Secondary School

sec schoolFamilies with children born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005 or now in Year 6 will be starting the new school term by visiting secondary schools over the next few weeks. The council’s Secondary Schools in Lambeth 2016/17 booklet is packed with information . Read a copy online  http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/sce-lambeth-secondary-schools-brochure-2016-17.pdf

On Tuesday 15th September there is a meeting 6pm to 7pm at Julian’s Primary School, 226 Leigham Court Road Sw16 2RB for families applying for a secondary school place in the 2015/16 school year and the chance to ask questions about the process.

Applications must be made by Saturday 31st October at the latest.  Apply on line at: https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app   Many schools ask for a Supplementary Information Form that must get to the school by Friday 16th or Friday 23rd October – depending on the specific school . Some schools have their own admission test.

Each school has a range of open sessions during the school day and evenings or weekends for families to visit. Details are in the Secondary Schools in Lambeth 2015/16 booklet. The FIRST open sessions at our local schools are:

  • Bishop Thomas Grant – Tuesday 15th September
  • City Heights Academy – Thursday 17th September
  • Dunraven – Tuesday 15th September
  • The Elmgreen – Tuesday 22nd September
  • The Norwood School – Monday 14th September
  • St Martin in the Fields – Thursday 17th September

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Year 6 children and secondary school

The next two months  are an important time for families with 11 year olds in their last year at primary school. Applications for secondary school have to be in by the end of October.

The Common Application Form (CAF)  is available at Lambeth primary schools and on line: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/EducationLearning/SchoolsColleges/SchoolsAdmissions.htm

The form must get to Lambeth council by  31st October at the very latest. The form will be checked for errors if it arrives before  21st October. Some schools require an extra form that has to go to direct to the school.

Most secondary schools organise open days and  evenings. These give  families a chance to see round a school before choosing to put it on the application form..

The open mornings and evenings  for schools in & close to West Norwood ( Bishop Thomas Grant,  Dunraven, Elmgreen, St Martins,  Norwood ) are listed below. Children & parents welcome. No appointment needed.

Get full details on our special School Admissions Page

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