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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.  If you are unable to apply online, complete a paper Common Application Form, which are available from Lambeth Customer Service Centre, Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RD.  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.

If you would like any additional information please contact the Lambeth School Admissions Team on: 020 7926 9503 or visit the eAdmissions website.  

A Lambeth admissions officer will host a meeting online on Thursday, 10th September at 6.30pm for parents/carers to provide all the information about the secondary transfer. If you wish to 'attend' this meeting, please email with the subject title of 'secondary transfer meeting', and a link will be sent to you in advance. Please ensure that you have access to Microsoft Teams before the meeting. As virtual space is limited, attendees will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. 

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.

At Sunnyhill we organise workshops at the beginning of the academic year for parents/carers of pupils in Y6 to explain the procedures and to provide support with the secondary school application process. 

Secondary school application support

We will also hold a secondary transfer meeting at school on Tuesday, 22nd September at 3.30pm and 5.30pm in the sports hall. At the meeting, I will review the process with you and outline the support available to help you with your application.  
If you would like to attend one of the meetings, please email to state which meeting you would like to attend. In order to facilitate social distancing, we will only be able to accept 30 adults into each session.

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.