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Secondary School Entry for September 2020

Find information on transferring from primary to secondary school in September 2020 for children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009.

You can start your online application from 1 September 2019 and have until 31 October 2019 to apply. National Offer Day will be 2 March 2020.

  • Update on proposed new secondary Free School (Rosehill site)

Parents may be aware that Greenshaw Learning Trust (GLT) in partnership with the Department for Education (DfE) were proposing to open a new secondary school for September 2020 as advised in the current admissions booklet. The DfE/GLT have confirmed that following the unsuccessful planning application, that they will not open the school in September 2020 as originally planned. The Local Authority is working with existing schools in the Borough to ensure sufficient places for September 2020. If parents would like any advice in making their secondary school application please contact the admissions team using the link provided below. 

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
  • 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 2019)

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.