Starting secondary school

Primary to secondary transfer

If your child will be in Year 6 of primary school from September 2023, you will be starting the process of applying for a secondary school to start from September 2024.

Apply on the eAdmissions website

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 October 2023.


In order for you to be fully informed of the applications process, and how to find out more about the schools you may be interested in applying to, a handy Hints and Tips leaflet is available.  A more detailed online brochure will also be available and includes further information about individual schools and how they offer places.

Secondary school admission hints and tips 2024

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 and aptitude tests which some schools run

Secondary school admission brochure 2024

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

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

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Last updated: 13 September 2023