Primary to secondary school transfer 2021

If your child will be in Year 6 of primary school from September 2020, you will be starting the process of applying for a secondary school to start from September 2021.

The closing date for applications is  31 October 2020.

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 detailed online brochure will be available from early September. 

The eAdmissions website will open on 1 September for online applications and is the recommended way to apply. If you require a paper form, please contact the Admissions Team using the details at the bottom of this page.


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

RBKC secondary hints and tips


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 

RBKC Secondary School Admissions Brochure 2020

Further Information to assist your research

Last year's distance maps for the 2020 year of entry which give you an idea of the home to school distance reached for schools that refer to this as the main criteria in allocating places. 

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

Slideshow - guidance for residents in the North of Kensington and Chelsea

Slideshow - guidance for residents in the South of Kensington and Chelsea


Further information

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

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