Starting secondary school

Primary to secondary transfer

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 & 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), or adopted from abroad.

Kensington and Chelsea Secondary schools

All Saints Catholic College  

  • Places available = 180 (Applications received = 590)                                
  • 13 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan     
Criterion Offers
Catholic Siblings 24 offers
Baptised Catholics 111 offers
Non-Catholic LAC 1 offer
Other Siblings 19 offers
Eastern/Orthodox 3 offers
Other Christians 8 offers to those attending a feeder school
Any Other Christians 1 offer up to a distance of 0.085 of a mile
For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6432

The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

  • Places available = 128 (Applications received = 771) 
  • 5 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
Criterion Band 1 (31 places) Band 2 (61 places) Band 3 (31 places)
Catholic LACs (A) 0 offers 1 offer 0 offers
Music Places (B1) 3 offers 6 offers 3 offers
Siblings & Former Siblings (B2) 10 offers 18 offers 9 offers
Children of Staff (B3) 0 offers 0 offers 0 offers
Catholic Boys (B4 - random) 18 offers 36 offers 19 offers
For further information please contact the school. Email. admissions@cvms.co.uk

Chelsea Academy

  • Places available = 180 (Applications received = 748)
  • 8 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
Criterion Offers
LAC/Medical/Social priority 1 offer
Music Aptitude 11 offers
Siblings 55 offers
Foundation places 53 offers (up to, in part, Foundation category 4 - offers randomised within criterion)
Community places 52 offers (up to 1.215 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 = 1439) 
  • 14 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
Criterion Offers
Art Aptitude 24 offers scoring 27 out of 40 or higher (distance tie-breaker used for equal scores)
Band A 54 offers - 1 LAC, 21 siblings, 32 remaining places offered up to 0.393 of a mile straight-line
Band B 54 offers - 2 LACs, 19 siblings, 33 remaining places offered up to 0.745 of a mile straight-line
Band C 54 offers - 1 LAC, 12 siblings, 41 remaining places offered up to 1.010 miles straight-line
Band D 40 offers - 1 LAC, 13 siblings, 26 remaining places offered up to 0.756 of a mile straight-line
For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6432

Kensington Aldridge Academy

  • Places available = 210 (Applications received = 735)
  • 0 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan

  

Criterion Offers
Looked After Children 2 offers
Perfoming Creative Arts Aptitude 18 offers (7 PCA Aptitude with Pupil Premium, 11 PCA Aptitude)
Siblings 69 offers
Living within priority area 113 offers
Living outside priority area 8 offers (up to 0.678 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 = 512)
  • 0 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
Criterion Band 1 (30 places) Band 2 (60 places) Band 3 (30 places)
Looked after children None None None
Practising Catholic Children All All All
Other Baptised Catholic Children All All All
Members of an Orthodox Communion All All All
Other Christians All All All
Any other applicants Up to 1.750 miles Up to 1.215 miles Up to 2.016 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 = 889)
  • 3 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
Criterion Offers
Language places 15 offers
  Band 1 Band 2 Band 3
Church of England Places 17 offers (all) 36 offers (all) 17 offers (all)
Other Christian Places 15 offers 29 offers 13 offers
Open Places 6 offers (0.713 miles) 11 offers (0.193 miles) "5 offers (siblings up to 1.605 of a mile only)"
Contained within the above bands/criterion are 5 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 = 631)
  • 0 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
Criterion Offers
LACs or Previously LAC 0 offers
Exceptional Circumstances 0 offers
Siblings 82 offers
Distance 128 offers up to 1.425 miles straight-line distance
For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6433

Marylebone Boys' School

  • Places available = 150 (Applications received = 275) 
  • 3 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan

All applicants who applies were offered a place.

For further information please contact the school. Email. admissions@maryleboneschool.org.

Paddington Academy

  • Places available = 180 (Applications received = 777)
  • 6 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
Criterion Offers
LACs or Exceptional Circumstances 0 offers
Exceptional Circumstances 0 offers
Siblings 81 offers
Children of Staff 1 offer
Distance 92 offers up to 0.580 miles straight-line distance
For further information please contact the Admissions Team. Tel. 020 7745 6433

Pimlico Academy

  • Places available = 210 (Applications received = 498)
  • 10 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan.                                 
Criterion Offers
LACs 0 offers
Exceptional Social/Medical 0 offers
Siblings 60 offers
Feeder Schools 50 offers to children attending Millbank, Churchill Gardens, or Pimlico Primary
Distance 90 offers up to 1.972 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 = 461)
  • 8 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan
Criterion Offers
Band A 32 offers (all applicants offered)
Band B 35 offers (all applicants offered)
Band C 44 offers (all applicants offered)
Band D 54 offers (all applicants offered)
Unbanded 7 offers (up to Criterion 12 - distance of 1.999 miles straight-line)
For further information please contact the school. Tel. 020 7644 1867 or 020 7328 3434 or mail@sthigh.org

St George's Catholic School

  • Places available = 180 (Applications received = 656)
  • 4 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan   
Criterion Offers
Looked After Children 1 offer
Baptised Catholic Siblings 47 offers to siblings under criterion 2
Baptised Practicing Catholics 104 offers to other Catholic children under criterion 2
Other Baptised Catholics 2 offers under criterion 3
Other Christians 22 offers under criterion 5 up to 2.570 miles straight-line distance
For further information please contact the school. Tel. 020 7328 0904

St Marylebone School

  • Places available = 168 (Applications received = 918)
  • 5 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan                                   
Criterion Offers      
Performing Arts places 16 offers
  Band A Band B Band C Band D
Church of England Places 23 offers 23 offers 23 offers 23 offers
C of E Places criterion / distance Up to 3.499 miles in criterion 2.1.2 Up to 4.385 miles in criterion 2.1.2 Up to 3.363 miles in criterion 2.1.2 Up to 3.844 miles in criterion 2.1.4
Open Places 15 offers 14 offers 14 offers 12 offers
Open Places breakdown (miles) 0.887 of a mile 0.878 of a mile 0.800 of a mile 0.524 of a mile

Westminster Academy

  • Places available = 210 (Applications received = 712)
  • 0 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan  
Criterion Offers
LAC or Exceptional Needs 0 offers
Siblings 70 offers
Children of staff 1 offer
Distance 139 remaining places offered up to 1.208 miles shortest walking route

Westminster City School

  • Places available = 150 (Applications received = 284) 
  • 0 places for pupils with a final Education, Health & Care Plan                                  

All applicants who applied were offered a place.

List of schools with vacancies or short waiting lists

Please see below a list of schools, and the borough location, where there may be vacancies or only a short waiting list. 

Inclusion on this list is not a guarantee that there are vacancies at the school and you will need to submit an application for consideration. Please note the gender as your child will not be eligible for all listed schools. You can apply to as many schools as you wish. 

Arranging a place at an alternative school will not prejudice your original application for your preferred school(s).

If you wish to apply for additional schools, please email your home local authority;

If you are applying for any religious schools, you may also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which can be obtained directly from the school.
 

SCHOOL NAME GENDER BOROUGH
Capital City Academy Mixed Brent
E-ACT Crest Academy Mixed Brent
Kingsbury High School Mixed Brent
Newman Catholic College Boys Brent
St Claudine’s Catholic School for Girls Girls Brent
Haverstock School Mixed Camden
La Sainte Union Girls RC School Girls Camden
Maria Fidelis School Mixed Camden
Regent High School Mixed Camden
Ark Acton Academy Mixed Ealing
Ark Soane Academy Mixed Ealing
Alec Reed Academy Mixed Ealing
Brentside High School Mixed Ealing
Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls Girls Ealing
Northolt High School Mixed Ealing
Villiers High School Mixed Ealing
Ark Burlington Danes Academy Mixed Hammersmith & Fulham
Fulham Cross Academy Mixed Hammersmith & Fulham
Fulham Cross Girls Girls Hammersmith & Fulham
Hurlingham Academy Mixed Hammersmith & Fulham
Phoenix Academy Mixed Hammersmith & Fulham
Brentford School for Girls Girls Hounslow
Isleworth and Syon School for Boys Boys Hounslow
Kingsley Academy Mixed Hounslow
Arts & Media School Islington Mixed Islington
Beacon High School Mixed Islington
City of London Academy Highbury Grove Mixed Islington
St Aloysius Catholic College Boys Islington
Archbishop Tenison's School Mixed Lambeth
Ark Evelyn Grace Academy Mixed Lambeth
City Heights E-ACT Academy Mixed Lambeth
La Retraite RC Girls’ School Mixed Lambeth
Lambeth Academy Mixed Lambeth
The London Nautical School Boys Lambeth
St Martin-in-the-Fields High School Girls Lambeth
Trinity Academy Mixed Lambeth
Ark Globe Academy Mixed Southwark
Ark Walworth Academy Mixed Southwark
Compass School Mixed Southwark
Harris Academy Bermondsey Girls Southwark
Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich Girls Southwark
Harris Academy Peckham Mixed Southwark
Notre Dame RC School for Girls Girls Southwark
South Bank University Academy Mixed Southwark
Ark Putney Academy Mixed Wandsworth
Burntwood School Girls Wandsworth
Ernest Beven College Boys Wandsworth
Southfields Academy Mixed Wandsworth
St John Bosco Catholic School Mixed Wandsworth
Marylebone Boys' School Boys Westminster
St Augustine’s High School Mixed Westminster
Westminster City School Boys Westminster

 

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 29 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. Appeals will be held from May to July.

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

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

Admissions and access to Education Service: privacy notice

 

Last updated: 24 March 2022