Starting Secondary School

Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2021

Year 7 Admission for September 2021
For all children born from 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for year 7 secondary school place for September 2020, unless the child is on roll at an All Through school (Chobham Academy, Langdon Academy or School 21) as they will automatically move into year 7. 

All reception 2021 applications must be made through the family’s home local authority.​

The national closing date for on time year 7 applications is 31st October 2020

The national offer date for on time reception applicants is 1st March 2021

For children living in Newham families must apply via London Borough of Newham.
For children lives outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming this school as a preference on their application.
Before submitting a year 7 application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2020 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Secondary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.  If possible look at their virtual tours.

Remember, families must apply for a place, even if their child:

  • Has a brother or sister attending the school;
  • Lives in the schools priority area (for Sarah Bonnell only)
  • Attends a link school (for Stratford School Academy only)

Information on the year 7 application process

Determined Arrangements for September 2021 entry

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1st September 2020 for September 2021 year 7 applications

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying
How to register for eAdmissions

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions

School Finder
We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances.

Waiting lists

Secondary school open days, open evenings and virtual tours