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Secondary Transfer Information

Dear Parent/Carer

Application for a place at a Secondary School in September 2021

Is your child currently in Year 6 and born between 1 September 2009 and 31st August 2010, they will transfer to secondary school in September 2021. 

If so, you MUST apply for a secondary school place for them using eAdmissions.

Key dates

  • 1st September 2020 -applications open
  • 31st October 2020 - Closing date for applications
  • 1st March 2021 - National Offer Day
  • 15th March 2021 - last date to respond to your school offer online

Apply now:

  • Visit to find out about the schools available and be guided through the steps in the application process and the online application form.
  • If you are familiar with the process and already have an eAdmissions account you can apply straightaway at

Application deadline31st October 2020.

If your application is late it will not be considered until all applications received on time have been processed and your child would be unlikely to receive a place at one of your preferred schools. Help your child by being one of the nine out of ten parents who apply on time.

You will be able to view the outcome of your application online on 1st March 2021.

If you do not have internet access, you can use a computer at any Croydon library or at Access Croydon, Bernard Weatherill House, where staff will be on hand to help.

Answers to many common questions are available by clicking here.

If you have any additional queries please contact Schools Admissions at or by telephone on 020 8726 6400.

For further information please view the powerpoint below. 

Change of preferences due to COVID-19 and late results of selective tests

Parents will be permitted to change their selective school preferences (add or remove) until 10 December 2020. You must still make sure your application by the closing date 31st October 2020.

School Open Evenings

All secondary School will be holding virtual events this year.  Please check school websites for details.