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Secondary School Transfer Information

The Secondary School application submission deadline is 31st October and parents/carers of pupils starting Year 6 in September need to apply for their child Secondary School place by that deadline.   

Before applying to a Secondary School you are advised to:
  • Read carefully the admissions criteria for the schools that you are interested in.
  • Contact individual schools directly for specific information and request a copy of the school’s own prospectus.
  • Try to attend open days/evenings to speak to staff and form your own opinion of the school’s suitability for your child.

The London-wide application system means that wherever you live, you can apply for a secondary school place in up to six schools using one single form from your council. Lambeth residents are advised to apply online at eAdmissions or visit Lambeth Website for more information.  A brief guide to start Secondary School in Lambeth can be found below.

Once you have submitted your application you will be issued with a unique reference number similar to 208-2014-09-E-001234, which will be proof that your application has been received.  The online system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from 1st September up until midnight on the 31st October.  However, you are encouraged to submit your application no later than 24th October, to allow sufficient time for checking.  The National Offer Day is on 1st March 2024.

If you would like any additional information please contact the Lambeth School Admissions Team on: 0207 926 9503 or via, or visit the eAdmissions website.  

NB: If you live in a different borough to Lambeth, please apply using your home borough's Common Application Form, even if you are applying for a Lambeth school.

Secondary school application support

We will also hold a secondary transfer meeting at school on Monday, 18th September at 5.00pm for parents/carers of pupils in Y6 to explain the procedures and to provide support with the secondary school application process. 

Supplementary Forms

Some secondary schools ask you to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) or other additional form to provide extra information when you apply for a place. You must ensure that you complete these forms where needed and return them to the school/submit it by their deadline for the admissions criteria to be looked at fully.