Primary to secondary school transfer 2021

All applicants will receive the outcome of their application via email. If you have been offered a school you must accept or decline your offer within 2 weeks.

How places were offered in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster 

  • To provide you with as much information as possible, you have been provided with details of how places were offered for all schools located in the Bi-borough area. Not all the outcomes will be relevant to your application.
  • If you are considering applying for further schools, you are advised to use this information to determine the likelihood of your child being offered a place
  • The abbreviation ‘LAC’ is used throughout this document, this stands for Looked After Child and applies to children who are, or were, in the public care of a Local Authority (i.e. foster children).

Kensington and Chelsea schools

All Saints Catholic College

  • Places available = 180 (Applications received = 491)
  • 13 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
CriterionOffers
Catholic Siblings6 offers
Baptised Catholics77 offers
Other Siblings20 offers
Eastern/Orthodox7 offers
Other Christians17 offers
Other Faiths4 offers
Any Other Applicants (Feeder)36 offers (Up to 0.867 miles straight-line distance, feeder school applicants only)

For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6432

The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

  • Places available = 128 (Applications received = 871
  • 5 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
CriterionBand 1 (31 places)Band 2 (61 places)Band 3 (31 places)
Catholic LACs (A)0 offers2 offers0 offers
Music Places (B1)3 offers6 offers3 offers
Siblings & Former Siblings (B2)5 offers19 offers11 offers
Children of Staff (B3)0 offers0 offers0 offers
Catholic Boys (B4 - random)23 offers34 offers17 offers

For further information please email admissions@cvms.co.uk.

Chelsea Academy

  • Places available = 180 (Applications received = 779)
  • 7 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
CriterionOffers
LAC/Medical/Social priority3 offers
Music Aptitude9 offers
Siblings51 offers
Foundation places51 offers (all Foundation applicants offered)
Community places59 offers (up to 1.521 miles straight-line distance - feeder school applicants only)

For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6432

Holland Park School

  • Places available = 240 (Applications received = 1732)
  • 13 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
CriterionOffers
Art Aptitude24 offers scoring 29 out of 40 or higher (distance tie-breaker used for equal scores)
Band A53 offers - 1 LAC, 21 siblings, 31 remaining places offered up to 0.451 miles straight-line
Band B50 offers - 1 LAC, 18 siblings, 31 remaining places offered up to 0.651 miles straight-line
Band C50 offers - 1 LAC, 14 siblings, 35 remaining places offered up to 0.813 miles straight-line
Band D50 offers - 2 LAC, 23 siblings, 25 remaining places offered up to 0.809 miles straight-line

For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6432

Kensington Aldridge Academy

  • Places available = 210 (Applications received = 725)
  • 5 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
CriterionOffers
Performing Creative Arts Aptitude18 offers (8 PCA Aptitude with Pupil Premium, 10 PCA Aptitude)
Siblings74 offers
Living within priority area101 offers
Living outside priority area12 offers (up to 0.698 miles straight-line distance)

For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6432

St Thomas More Language College

  • Places available = 120 (Applications received = 575)
  • 0 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
CriterionBand 1 (30 places)Band 2 (60 places)Band 3 (30 places)
Looked after childrenNoneNoneNone
Practising Catholic ChildrenAllAllAll
Other Baptised Catholic ChildrenAllAllAll
Members of an Orthodox CommunionUp to 3.459 milesUp to 4.162 milesUp to 1.450 miles

For further information please contact the school. Email. admissions@stm.rbkc.sch.uk

Westminster Secondary Schools

The Grey Coat Hospital School

  • Places available = 167 (Applications received = 1087)
  • 4 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
  • Language places = 15 offers
CriterionBand 1Band 2Band 3
Church of England Places24 offers49 offers22 offers
Other Christian Places8 offers16 offers7 offers
Open Places6 offers (1.050 miles)11 offers (0.378 miles)5 offers (siblings only)

Contained within the above bands/criterion are 4 LAC offers and 27 sibling offers

For further information please contact the school. Tel. 020 7969 1998

Harris Academy St John's Wood

  • Places available = 210 (Applications received = 521)
  • 3 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
CriterionOffers
LACs or Previously LAC0 offers
Exceptional Circumstances0 offers
Siblings78 offers
Distance129 offers up to 2.830 miles straight-line distance

For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6433

Marylebone Boys' School

  • Places available = 150 (Applications received = 347)
  • 0 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
  • All applicants who applied were offered a place

For further information please email admissions@maryleboneschool.org

Paddington Academy

  • Places available = 180 (Applications received = 841)
  • 5 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
CriterionOffers
LACs or Exceptional Circumstances1 offer
Exceptional Circumstances0 offers
Siblings80 offers
Children of Staff2 offers
Distance92 offers up to 0.523 miles straight-line distance

For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6433

Pimlico Academy

  • Places available = 210 (Applications received = 627)
  • 10 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
CriterionOffers
LACs1 offer
Exceptional Social/Medical0 offers
Siblings72 offers
Feeder Schools49 offers to children attending Millbank, Churchill Gardens, or Pimlico Primary
Distance78 offers up to 1.644 miles shortest walking route

For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6433

St Augustine's CE High School

  • Places available = 180 (Applications received = 490)
  • 7 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
CriterionOffers
Band A40 offers (all applicants offered)
Band B43 offers (all applicants offered)
Band C47 offers (final criterion - 14. Any other applicants)
Band D43 offers (final criterion - 14. Any other applicants)

For further information please contact the school. Tel. 020 7644 1867 or 020 7328 3434 or email mail@sthigh.org

St George's Catholic School

Places available = 180 (Applications received = 673)

5 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan

CriterionOffers
Looked After Children0 offers
Baptised Catholic Siblings45 offers to siblings under criterion 2
Baptised Practicing Catholics119 offers to other children under criterion 2
Other Baptised Catholics3 offers under criterion 3
Other Christians8 offers under criterion 5 up to 0.424 miles straight line distance

For further information please contact the school. Tel. 020 7328 0904

St Marylebone School

  • Places available = 168 (Applications received = 928)
  • 7 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
  • Performing Arts places = 16 offers
Criterion Offers  
 Band ABand BBand CBand D
Church of England Places23 offers23 offers24 offers20 offers
C of E Places under criterion 2.1.2Up to 1.824 milesUp to 3.018 milesUp to 4.208 milesAll offered
Open Places15 offers15 offers13 offers12 offers
Open Places breakdown (miles)0.998 miles0.641 miles0.564 miles0.614 miles

For further information please email admissions@stmaryleboneschool.com

Westminster Academy

  • Places available = 210 (Applications received = 722)
  • 0 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
CriterionOffers
LAC or Exceptional Needs0 offers
Siblings82 offers
Distance128 remaining places offered up to 1.640 miles shortest walking route

For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6433

Westminster City School

  • Places available = 150 (Applications received = 241)
  • 0 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
  • All applicants who applied were offered a place

For further information please contact the school. Tel. 020 7963 6300

Waiting lists and appeals

If your child was not offered their first preference school, they will be retained on the waiting list for any schools listed higher than the one they were offered. Waiting list positions for the following schools will be available from 26 March from the Admissions Team.

  • All Saints Catholic College
  • Chelsea Academy
  • Holland Park School
  • Kensington Aldridge Academy

For other schools you are advised to contact the school directly, or the borough in which they are located, for further advice about the waiting list process.  

There is a right to an independent appeal for any school that has been unable to offer a place. Please consult your formal outcome letter for more information about this process.

Late applications

The eAdmissions website is open until the middle of August for late applications. If you require a paper form, please contact the Admissions Team using the details at the bottom of this page.

Resources

This leaflet answers the most frequently asked questions and includes:

  • all the visiting dates and open evenings for Kensington and Chelsea secondary schools
  • dates for ability banding tests which some schools run

Starting Secondary School brochure

This brochure includes:

  • the process of applying for schools and what happens after
  • oversubscription criteria for all Kensington and Chelsea secondary schools
  • how places were offered in the previous year
  • useful information to assist in the transition from primary to secondary school 

Further Information to assist your research

For schools that use proximity as part of their main admission criteria, distance cut-off maps are available upon request from the School Admissions Team – school.admissions@rbkc.gov.uk.

These provide specific guidance for residents in the north and south of the borough.

Further information

If you need a paper application form or further guidance, contact the Admissions Team on:

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Last updated: 11 May 2021