Moving to secondary school

All the information you need for when your child moves to secondary school

Apply online for a school place

If you child is in Year 6 of their primary education and will be moving to year 7 in September 2024, you will need to apply for a secondary school place.

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 they will start a secondary-phase school in September 2024.

This move is not an automatic process and you must apply for a place at the schools you would like your child to go to. To apply please use the green Apply online for a school place button above or visit

If want to make any changes to your application (like your list of school or the order of your school preferences) after submitting your application, you can make the changes on e-admissions, as many times as you wish up until 12 midnight on 31 October 2023.

Please ensure that you have your Application Reference number which starts 301-2024-09-E- xxxxxx.

Once the applications close after midnight of the 31 October 2023 until 1 March 2024 you can not make changes. You will need to wait until after National Offer Day.

After National Offer Day from 5pm on 1 March 2024, you will be able to amend your school preferences on this Change my School Preference form which is now available on this webpage and not on E-admissions website.

Important things to note

The online closing date is midnight on 31 October 2023. Applications received after this date are considered as 'late' and your child is not likely to get a place at an oversubscribed school.

Do not put your application at risk. You must read the admissions e-booklet Moving to secondary school in 2024 (PDF, 5.67 MB) before you apply.

If you try to apply online and you cannot see your exact address in the list, or the schools you want to apply for are not listed, you must contact the School Admissions Team before 5pm on 31 October 2023 or your application will be considered as ‘late’. 

Watch our presentation about the admissions process on YouTube.

If you have any technical difficulties when making your application online, the 'Online admissions helpdesk’ is available Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Call 020 8255 5555 and select option 1.

If you still need help after calling the helpdesk, please email or phone us - our details are below. 

Results will be posted from 7pm on 1 March 2024. Please ensure that you check your email account that you originally submitted your application with eAdmissions on for the results as well as your junk email.


Moving to secondary school in 2024 e-booklet (PDF, 5.67 MB)

Moving to secondary school in 2024 - a quick guide (PDF, 257.49 KB)

All Saints cover note form (PDF, 94.37 KB)

Map of our schools (PDF, 537 KB)

LBBD SS Catholic Supplementary Information Form (SIF)  (PDF, 82.12 KB)

Editions of the e-booklet for the last 5 years

Moving to secondary school in 2023 ebooklet (PDF, 2.4MB)

Moving to secondary school in 2023 - a quick guide (PDF, 230KB)

Moving to secondary school in 2022 ebooklet (PDF, 3MB)

Moving to secondary school in 2021 (PDF, 2MB)

Moving to secondary school in 2020 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Moving to secondary school 2019 (PDF, 2MB)

School Admissions Team

020 8215 3004