Transfer to secondary school 2024 – national offer day
Parents who applied on time will receive the result of their application by email during the evening of Friday 1 March 2024.
Contacting us about your offer
We are expecting a high volume of telephone calls and emails from Monday 4 March 2024 and we ask for your patience.
What to do if your child does not get offered a place at any of the schools you apply for
Unfortunately not every child can be offered a place at the school they have applied for. In these cases we have a duty to ensure that every resident child has been offered a school place.
If your child did not qualify for a place at a school you applied for, they will get offered a place at the closest school to your home address where a place is available.
The headteacher of that school will write to welcome your child and invite you to visit the school before you decide whether to accept the offer. Our secondary schools offer modern and state-of-the-art learning facilities and the headteacher will assure you that your child can aspire and progress there.
Accepting our alternative offer secures a secondary school place for your child and does not affect any waiting list your child's name is added to or an admissions appeal.
Your child's name will automatically be placed on the waiting list for all of the schools you originally applied for. Waiting list positions can move up or down between 1 March and the start of the school term in September 2024 so there is still a possibility that your child may be offered a place at one of your preferred schools as the school year progresses.
If you want to accept the place you have been offered
If you applied on time, visit the eAdmissions website to accept the place you have been offered. You will need to log into your eAdmissions account using the same user name and password you used to make your original application. If you applied via another method, you will need to follow the instructions in your letter to accept the place.
You must accept your place by Friday 15 March 2024.
What to do if you have been offered a place at a school you applied for but want to be considered for a higher preference school
We would advise that you initially accept the school place you have been offered. Your child's name will automatically be placed on the waiting list for all higher preference schools than the school your child has been offered. Please let us know if you no longer want your child's name to be held on a waiting list. Waiting list positions can move up or down between 1 March and the start of the school term in September 2024 so there is still a possibility that your child may be offered a place at one of your preferred schools as the school year progresses.
If you want to appeal for a school place
You can appeal against any school you applied for that has refused your child a place.
If you wish to appeal, you must contact the admission authority for the school within the next few days for details of appeal arrangements. Details will also be posted to you advising how and when to appeal. Information on the appeals process.
Further information is published in secondary schools in Lewisham information.
For independent advice, you can contact ACE Education Advice. For further information visit www.ace-ed.org.uk.