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Twin Oaks Primary School

Secondary Transfer for children leaving Twin Oaks in July 2025! 

Important information regarding secondary school applications-please read

SAVE THE DATES!

* We will be running an in person meeting for all parents on Wednesday 11th September 2024 at 3.30pm to go through the secondary school application process and also to give local schools the chance to come and talk to you.  Last year we had successful presentations from representatives of Harris Bermondsey, Deptford Green, Prendergast Vale and Habershers Hatcham college.  We plan to invite them and other schools to  our event again this year, 

* Lewisham is offering an in person Transition evening for all Year 6 children and their parents on 25th September 2024.  

Date: Wednesday 25 September 2024

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Where: Civic Suite, Catford Road, SE6 4RX

What: Parents can book a place at one of the school talks, to understand the application process, be aware of the timetable and closing date for submitting their application.

The school talks will be at :

5:00pm -5:40pm

5:50pm - 6:30pm

6:40 pm- 7:20pm

 

After each school talk, parents will have the opportunity to meet a representative from each Lewisham secondary school and also members of the SEN and Free School Meals Teams.

 Book your ticket on Eventbrite here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/starting-secondary-school-in-2025-advice-and-support-for-lewisham-parents-tickets-952492489677?aff=oddtdtcreator 

Applications

  • Schools open for visits: September/October 2024 (please check on school websites for up to date open day/evening information)
  • Applications open (apply online by clicking here): From Friday 1 September 2024
  • Closing date for applications: Thursday 31 October 2024 (we recommend that you submit your online application before the half term holiday in October. )
  • Closing date for supplementary forms (if required) to be returned to the school directly: Thursday 31 October 2024
  • Click here to see which Lewisham schools require supplementary forms 

Offers

  • Results for online applications: Saturday 1st March 2025 (you will get an email in the evening telling you where your child has been offered a place)
  • Deadline for accepting your offer: Saturday 15th March 2025 (if you applied online, you must accept the offer online – you should keep a record of your login details)

Appeals

  • Closing date for appeals for community schools in the borough: Saturday 29th March 2025 (admissions authorities of other schools may set the same or a later deadline)
  • Appeal hearings: June/July 2025 (if you submit an appeal after 29 March 2025, it may not be heard until the start of the academic year in September 2025)

Online applications

Applications for secondary school choices can be made from 1st September 2024. The site is open until October 31st but please do aim to complete the application before this date.

 

Online application link: https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/

 

 

 

Click below to see details of schools and application procedures for all three of our local boroughs

         Lewisham Secondary schools 

Lewisham Admissions  

 

       

     Greenwich Secondary Schools  

 

Greenwich Admissions 

 

 Southwark Secondary schools 

 

Southwark Admissions 

 See what children and parents of Year 7 have to say about starting secondary school in Lewisham

 

Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Most children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities can get the support they need at local mainstream schools.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan, you need to follow a different process when applying for a secondary school place. For more information about applying to start secondary school, please speak to Miss Shearsby.  For more information use the link: School Admissions for Children with Special Education Needs

Grammar schools 

Lewisham does not have any grammar schools.  If you are looking at a grammar school for your child they need to be registered to take the test usually before the end of May while they are in  Year 5.

See here for details about the Bexley Grammar tests for schools such as Beths

See here for details of the Kent test for schools such as Dartford Grammar.

See here for details of Bromley tests for St Olaves or Newstead Woods

 

Open events

We recommend that you go and see as many secondary schools as you can and if possible, visit while the schools are open and the children are learning in them.

As schools send us information about their open days we will upload them here: 

Lewisham are advertising all the dates for all of their secondary school's open days here

Southwark are advertising their dates here

Sign up for weekly emails from Lewisham about the admissions process – to receive these as they will contain tips/advice about application process and reminders as the Oct 31 date approaches.  Sign up here 

Deptford Green

Open Evenings

Thursday 19th September 5pm-7.30pm

Open mornings

Monday 16th September 9.15am-10.30am

Tuesday 17th September 9.15am-10.30am

Monday 23rd September 9.15am-10.30am

Tuesday 24th September 9.15am-10.30am

 

 

Book tickets here:  https://www.deptfordgreen.lewisham.sch.uk/page/?title=Tickets+to+DG+Events&pid=208 

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Follow on Twitter @DeptfordGreen

Website: https://www.deptfordgreen.lewisham.sch.uk/page/?title=Admissions&pid=12

 

 Haberdasher's Hatcham College

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Open evening:

 

Open mornings

 

Follow on Twitter: @HabsHatcham

Propsectus: https://www.habshatcham.org.uk/Our-Prospectus/ 

Website: https://www.habshatcham.org.uk/Virtual-open-day/

*Note - Music specialist applications available, see website for details. 

Addey and Stanhope

 

Open evening:

Thursday 3rd October

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Open mornings:

 Thursday 19th September 2024

Tuesday 24th September 2024

Thursday 26th September 2024

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

 

Follow on Twitter: @Addeys300

Prospectus: http://www.as.lewisham.sch.uk/uploads/asset_file/3_703_as-prospectus-2019-final-web.pdf 

Website:  http://www.as.lewisham.sch.uk/18/admissions

 

Bonus Pastor Catholic college

 

Open evening:

 Thursday 19th September:  At 6:30pm and 7:30pm the Principal will deliver a short presentation followed by a tour of the college.  No reservation required.

Open mornings:

 Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th September, 9:15am Talk and Tour

To register your interest to attend these open events please complete the short online form below:

Open Event Registration Form

 

Follow on Twitter:  @bonus_pastor

Website: https://www.bonuspastor.co.uk/959/open-events-2023 

 

 

Bacon's College

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Open evening:

 Thursday 12th September 5pm-7.30pm

Open mornings:

Saturday 14th September 10.00am-12.00pm

Wednesday 18th September 9am-10.30am

Thursday 19th September 9am-10.30am

Wednesday 25th September 9am-10.30am

Thursday 26th September 9am-10.30am

 

Book your ticket here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-mornings-tickets-916187059157?aff=erelexpmlt 

 

Click here for Bacons College Prospectus 

Follow on Twitter: @baconscollege

Website: https://www.baconscollege.co.uk/

Harris Bermondsey (Girls only)

Open evening:

 

Thursday 26th September  4.30-7pm   Click HERE to register for our Year 6 Open evening 2024. 

Open mornings:

 

Year 6 Open mornings - 9.15am-10.30am

  • Tuesday 17th September
  • Tuesday 24th September
  • Wednesday 2nd October
  • Monday 7th October

Click HERE to register for our Year 6 Open mornings 2024. 

Click here for the Harris prospectus 

Follow on Twitter: @HABermondsey

Website: https://www.harrisbermondsey.org.uk/238/academy-admissions?search=2022 

 

 

The Leathersellers' Federation -

Prendergast Vale,

 

Open evening:

 Virtual Open Evening Monday 23rd September 6.00pm to 7.00pm please click here to attend this event. 

In person Open Evening 26th September 6.00pm to 8.00pm please click here to attend this event.

Open mornings:

Open Morning 11th September 9.15 to 10.30am please click here to attend this event.

Open Morning 13th September  9.15 to 10.30am please click here to attend this event.

Open Morning 16th September  9.15 to 10.30am please click here to attend this event.

Open Morning 18th September  9.15 to 10.30am please click here to attend this event. 

Open Morning 20th September 9.15 to 10.30am please click  here to attend this event.

Open Morning 23rd September 9.15 to 10.30am please click here to attend this event.

Open Morning 25th September 9.15 to 10.30am please click here to attend this event.

Open Morning 26th  September 9.15 to 10.30am please click here to attend this event.

 

 Website: https://www.prendergast-vale.com/558/admissions-1

Follow on Twitter @ValePrendergast 

 

 

Prendergast Ladywell 

Open evening:

Open Evening on Tuesday 10 September from 6pm to 8pm

We have also scheduled a Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 19 September from 6pm to 8pm, with no limits on numbers! This online event is hosted by Mr Hand, where he delivers his presentation and answers questions posted on the forum

Open mornings:

 

The dates for our Open Mornings are as follows, running from 9.15am to 10.30am:

Thursday 12 September

Tuesday 17 September

Thursday 19 September

Tuesday 24 September

Website: https://www.prendergast-ladywell.com/215/secondary-admissions 

 Follow on Twitter  @Prendergast_PLS 

 

Prendergast  (Girls only)

Open evening:

 Tuesday 17th September 2024 6pm-8pm

Open mornings:

 Monday 9th September 9.15-10.30am 

Tuesday 10th September 9.15-10.30am 

Thursday 12th September 9.15-10.30am 

Thursday 19th September 9.15-10.30am 

Music Events

Tuesday 17th September 5pm-6pm 

 

Follow on Twitter  @PrendergastSch1 

Website: https://www.prendergast-school.com/194/admissions 

 

St Matthew's Academy 

Open evening:

Open mornings:

 

Follow on Twitter @StMattAcad

 

Website:   https://www.stmatthewacademy.co.uk/admissions

https://www.stmatthewacademy.co.uk/admissions/prospectus   

City of London - Southwark

Open evening:

 

Open mornings:

 

 

Click here to see the promotional video

Click here for the prospectus

Follow on Twitter @CoLA_Southwark 

Website: https://www.cityacademy.co.uk/admissions3/403.html

 

INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY APTITUDE TEST

City of London Academy specialises in Business and Enterprise, also known as Information Technology. Prospective students can complete an online Information and Technology Aptitude Test that evaluates their aptitude for Information Technology.

CoLA Southwark allocates up to 24 places (10 per cent of the cohort) each year through this test.

The Information and Technology Aptitude test will take place at the City of London Academy (Southwark). 

BANDING TEST

Part of the admissions oversubscription criteria for the academy is that prospective pupils sit a Banding Test. All children who have applied for a place at CoLA must complete the Banding Test (with the exemption of EHCP and LAC students)

All those who apply for CoLA for Sept 2025 Entry will be contacted in early December with a time / location to complete this Banding Test. 

 Ark - Greenwich

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Open evening:

Virtual Open evening:

 

Visit the Ark Greenwich Free School website.

Open mornings:

 

https://arkgreenwichfreeschool.org/ 

 

Ark - Walworth Academy

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Open evening:

Open mornings:


                              

Click here for the prospectus

 

Ark - Globe Academy 

see more here: https://arkglobe.org/admissions/secondary

Open evening:

 

Open mornings:

 

 

Click here for the prospectus 

London Nautical School

Open evening:

 Wednesday 11th September from 4.45pm 

Open mornings:

 Tuesday 17th September from 9am

Wednesday 25th September from 9am

Monday 7th October from 9am

Thursday 10th October from 9am

Saturday 19th October from 9am

 

Website: https://www.lns.org.uk/home/admissions/year-7-applications/ 

Click here for the prospectus

Follow on Twitter @londonnautical