Secondary Transfer 2021/22

Dear Parents/Carers,

Following an extended period where parents have not been able to visit secondary schools – due to Coronavirus – we are pleased to see that most schools are having open days. On these days you can visit the school, hear about each school’s expectations and priorities and hopefully get an idea of what the school ‘feels’ like. We strongly advise you to visit as many of the schools as possible. If you can take your child along; all the better. Just give the office a call to inform us of the absence and, where possible, bring them back to school to continue with their learning.

We are intending to use this page to bring together as many of the key documents, dates and information as possible. As well as visiting schools, we recommend that you talk to other families who have been through this process and have children in any school that you are interested in applying to. The secondary schools in Lewisham are generally of a very high standard and, if this is your first experience of sending a child to Year 7 and beyond, try not feel overwhelmed by the process.

As well as talking to other families, please do come and speak to someone at school, if you feel you need support or advice with any aspect of the application process. We are here to help.

You can make an appointment to meet regarding the application process. You can do this by phone 020 7639 0436 or by email


  • Friday 22nd October 2021 – Lewisham’s preferred application date. If you have a relatively straight forward application process – i.e. older sibling already at a school, you live well within a catchment area, etc, then, you may be able to complete the form by the ‘preferred’ date.

However, do not panic as the official deadline for applications is:

  • Sunday 31st October 2021 – all forms should be completed and submitted by this date, at the latest.


A Short Film – Starting Secondary School in Lewisham

A short film, produced by Lewisham Council to show what starting Secondary School is like in the borough.

Secondary School Brochure 2022

The booklet, produced by Lewisham and given out to all Year 6 children, containing information on all Lewisham schools.

Lewisham Schools Open Days/School Tours Information

Here, you will find links to all of the Open Days/ School Tours and information about all of the Secondary Schools in the borough.

Online Application

This is a link to ‘eadmissions’, which is the portal for the online application process. See the guidance below before you start.

Eadmissions how to apply online

This document offers guidance to the online application process.

Map of Lewisham School Places Offered Last Year

This map tool can be a very useful guide. Enter your postcode to see whether your address would have been in a given school’s catchment area last academic year. Please Note – this can only be used a rough guide as the catchment area differs every year and can be smaller or larger depending on the range of applications received.

Below are links to our neighbouring boroughs’ secondary school application websites:

Southwark Council Secondary School Information

Greenwich Council Secondary School Information