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Secondary Transfer for children leaving SFD in July 2023! 

Important information regarding secondary school applications-please read

 Lewisham secondary transfer event

Secondary school event

Lewisham are excited to announce that they are running a free informal event for parents to learn about the admissions process and meet staff, students and parents from our secondary schools. 

This is on Tuesday 6 September at the Civic Suite in Catford. There are three sessions that you can pick from: 5.30pm-6.15pm, 6.15pm-7.00pm and 7pm-7.45pm

Numbers are limited and the event was extremely popular last time so please book your spaces soon. 

Click here to book your slot on the ‘starting secondary school in 2023’ event at the Civic Suite

On Wednesday 21st September 2022 we will hold a virtual transition meeting with representatives from lots of local schools.  We will do this via zoom and send the link nearer the time. 


  • Schools open for visits: September/October 2022 (please check on school websites for up to date open day/evening information)
  • Applications open (apply online by clicking here): From Thursday 1 September 2022
  • Closing date for applications: Monday 31 October 2022 (we recommend that you submit your online application by Monday 24th October 2022)
  • Closing date for supplementary forms (if required) to be returned to the school directly: Monday 31 October 2022
  • Click here to see which Lewisham schools require supplementary forms 


  • Results for online applications: Wednesday 1st March 2023 (you will get an email in the evening telling you where your child has been offered a place)
  • If you applied by post, or if you haven’t been offered a place: you will be sent the results by first class post on Wednesday 1st March 2023 (first class post does not guarantee next-day delivery)
  • Deadline for accepting your offer: Wednesday 15 March 2023 (if you applied online, you must accept the offer online – you should keep a record of your login details)


  • Closing date for appeals for community schools in the borough: Wednesday 29 March 2023 (admissions authorities of other schools may set the same or a later deadline)
  • Appeal hearings: June/July 2023 (if you submit an appeal after 29 March 2023, it may not be heard until the start of the academic year in September 2023)

Online applications

Applications for secondary school choices can be made from 1st September 2022. The site is open until October 31st but please do aim to complete the application before this date.


Online application link:



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


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

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

Thurs 22 Sept 5-7.30pm

Open mornings:

Monday 19 September 9.15-10.30am

Tuesday 20 September 9.15-10.30am

Monday 26 September 9.15-10.30am

Tuesday 27 September 9.15-10.30am




Follow on Twitter @DeptfordGreen


 St Matthew's Academy 

Open evening:

Tuesday 27 September 4:30-7:30pm 

Open mornings:

Tuesday 4 October 9.15-11am

Wednesday 5 October 9.15-11am

Thursday 11 October 9.15-11am

Wednesday 12 October 9.15-11am 

Follow on Twitter @StMattAcad




Open evening:

Thursday 22 September 4.30-8pm

Follow on Twitter: @HabsHatcham



Addey and Stanhope


Open evening:

Thursday 13 October 4.30-7pm

Open mornings:

Thursday 29 September 9-10.45am

Tuesday 4 October 9-10.45am

Friday 7 October 9-10.45am

Follow on Twitter: @Addeys300



Bonus Pastor Catholic college


 Open Events 2022

Open evening:

Thursday 22 September 6:30pm and 7:30pm

Open mornings:

Monday 26 September 9.15am

Tuesday 27 September 9.15am

Wednesday 28 September 9:15am

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


Follow on Twitter:  @bonus_pastor


Bacon's College







Open Events 2022

  • Open Evening - Thursday 15th September (5-8pm)

Open Mornings

  • Saturday 17th September (10am-12pm)

  • Tuesday 20th September (9-10.30am)

  • Wednesday 21st September (9-10.30am)

  • Tuesday 27th September (9-10.30am)

  • Wednesday 28th September (9-10.30am)

Click here to book your place now.

Please click the link down below to download the Bacon's College Prospectus.

Follow on Twitter: @baconscollege


Harris Bermondsey (Girls only)

Open mornings - 9.15am

  • Wednesday 28th September
  • Wednesday 5th October
  • Monday 10th October
  • Wednesday 12th October

Open evening - 4.30-7pm

  • Thursday 6th October

Your visit will include a tour with HAB students, a chance to experience our lessons and the opportunity to ask the staff and our students anything you wish. We look forward to welcoming you.

 Please register in advance by contacting

Click here for the Harris prospectus 

Follow on Twitter: @HABermondsey


The Leathersellers Federation -

Prendergast Vale,


Prendergast Ladywell 


Prendergast  (Girls only)

We are pleased to announce our Open Events programme in September 2022.

Date  Time Event
Monday 12th September 2022 9.15-10.30am Open Morning
Tuesday 13th September 9.15-10.30am Open Morning
Wednesday 14th September 5.00-6.00pm Music Open Event
Wednesday 14th September 6.00-8.00pm Open Evening (preceded by Music Open Event 5.00-6.00pm)
Friday 16th September 9.15-10.30am Open Morning
Monday 19th September 9.15-10.30am Open Morning  

Location: Prendergast School is the school located on Adelaide Avenue, with the upper school building in Hilly Fields. Please arrive at the lower Adelaide site for all Open Events (except for the Music Event, which will be advised nearer the time).

We are also pleased to let you know that we have added one Virtual Open Evening to our events programme. Please note that this additional event takes place after the deadline for music applications.

  • Wednesday 21st September - 6.00-8.00pm - Virtual Open Evening

Follow on Twitter @ValePrendergast  @Prendergast_PLS  @PrendergastSch1 



City of London - Southwark

Click here to see the promotional video

Click here for the prospectus

Follow on Twitter @CoLA_Southwark 




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). 


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 2023 Entry will be contacted in early December with a time / location to complete this Banding Test. 


London Nautical School

Open Events for September 2023 Admissions

All are welcome to come and meet the school team and visit our historic building. This is an opportunity to see how we work and to ask all the questions you have about your sons transition to year 7 as well as discover all about our broad and challenging London curriculum as well as our sporting and maritime offers, that run all the way from Year 7 to Year 13.

Thursday 15th September 2022 - 5-7pm

Thursday 22nd September 2022 - 9.15 to 10.45am

Thursday 6th October 2022 - 9.15 to 10.45am

Thursday 13th October 2022 - 9.15 to 10.45am


Click here for the prospectus

Follow on Twitter @londonnautical