Applying to transfer from primary to secondary school

Apply for a secondary school place (year 7)

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Secondary School Entry for September 2021

Find information on transferring from primary to secondary school in September 2021 for children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010.

You can start your online application from 1 September 2020 and have until 31 October 2020 to apply. National Offer Day will be 1 March 2021.

Before you apply we strongly advise that you:

  • Read the Transfer to Secondary School Guidance Booklet explaining the application process. Last years allocation of places and how each school will allocate places this year. Due to the ongoing changes related to Covid 19 the Transfer to Secondary School Guidance Booklet is constantly being reviewed. Please ensure you check regularly for updates.
  • Read  our how to apply  online guidance which explains how to apply for a school place online
  • contact schools to check transport routes or to arrange a visit to hear from staff about the school achievements and plans for the future and to check the school facilities. Please visit school websites for possible open day dates or for details of how to contact them

If you live within the London Borough of Sutton visit the Transfer to Secondary School Distance Checker to find out how far away the schools you are interested in applying to (including schools in Sutton and some in Kingston, Croydon, Merton and Surrey) are from your address.

Out-borough schools

A list of out-borough schools can be found on the following local authority websites:

Once you have reviewed the above guidance and chosen the schools you would like to apply to, the easiest way is to apply online using the e-admissions website (applications are open from 1st September 2020)

Supplementary forms

Some schools may ask for a supplementary form to be completed. The online application will advise you if this is the case, or for more details visit our admission arrangements information.


If you wish to make a general enquiry, please complete the school admission enquiry form.