Starting Secondary School

Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2020

Secondary Transition Prospectus – Starting Secondary School

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009, you will need to apply for a secondary school place for September 2020.

If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in .

We recommend that the families of all of our year 6 pupils attend as many of the Open Days and Open Evening at the schools across Newham before making a decision what schools to name as a preference.

To maximise your opportunities of getting a place at one of your preferred secondary schools name six schools with at least one being you local school.


All applications are completed online:

Pan London eAdmissions portal

If you require further support you can phone the Pan London eAdmissions helpline: 020 8255 5555

An electronic receipt will be issued on completion of the application process.


Parent Support Session – Secondary School Transition

Mr Norton will be running online support workshops in the ICT suite at Star Primary if you require support in completing your online application.

Option One: Monday 30th September 9-10am or 2-3pm

Option Two: Monday 14th October 9-10am or 2-3pm


Important Deadlines:

  • Friday 18th October 2019    Pan London and local deadline for all applications
  •  Thursday 31st October 2019  national closing day and deadline for applying on-line and for paper applications to be received by Pupil Services

All Newham families who apply using the Pan London eAdmissions portal will be automatically included in a prize draw for a school uniform.


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