Secondary school admissions
Apply to start secondary school Year 7 for September 2020
This application applies to children with birthdays from 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009. This application can only be made online.
Applying based on where you live
If you live in Redbridge you must apply for a school place through us even if the school is not in Redbridge.
If you are not a Redbridge resident you need to apply through your own council, this includes school places for a Redbridge school.
When to apply
- Your child's birthday should fall between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009
- The application process opens on Sunday 1 September 2019
- The deadline for online applications was Thursday 31 October 2019
- Secondary Transfer admissions information booklet 2020 (PDF 11.01 MB)
- Transfer to secondary school - How school places were offered for September 2019 (PDF 56 KB)
- eAdmissions - how to complete your child's application (PDF 334 KB)
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Supporting documents you need for proof of residency
The address you give in your application must be the one where your child normally lives, on Thursday 31 October 2019 and is expected to live in September 2020 and beyond.
In defining a child’s ‘normal’ place of residence, we will not accept a business address, a landlord’s tenant’s address or a childminder’s address as a basis for allocating school places, nor will future addresses be accepted. Second homes with a short-term lease, will not be accepted as a normal permanent place of residence.
Proof of residence will be requested from you to prove your home address.
It is your responsibility to provide evidence of the address used on your application. We have the right to withdraw an offer if you fail to provide the requested evidence set out below.
Please contact the Admissions Team if you are unable to provide evidence of your address. You will have to provide electronic copies of at least two of the following list of documents and complete your Council Tax number in your online application.
Please remember to submit the required proofs when you apply online.
Acceptable documents are:
for Redbridge addresses, we can check your Council Tax reference number automatically. Please complete this online and provide two further proofs from the list below:
- rent book
- tenancy agreement and a copy of your Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme or other deposit protection as applies to the tenancy
- utility Bills e.g Electricity/gas/water landline phone which must show the home phone number (within three months old)
- UK Driving Licence
If you are unable to attach your supporting documents when making your online application please email electronic copies for proof of residence to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to complete supplementary information forms (SIF) when applying for a Redbridge faith school. Some have more than one form; reading the admissions criteria will explain which form or forms you or your religious leader will have to complete. These forms have to be returned to the school by the admissions closing date.
For SEND applications, you will need to contact the SEN Team
You will be sent an email on the evening of Monday 2 March 2020 telling you the outcome of your application.
Offer given for first preference on your application
You will receive this information by email on the evening of Monday 2 March 2020.
Offer given for school preferences ranked from 2 to 6 or an alternative school
The email will confirm you have been offered the highest school preference available.
Your child’s name will appear on the waiting lists of those schools ranked at a higher preference on your application; any schools ranked at a lower preference we will automatically withdraw.
Responding to your offer
You must respond to the offer by Monday 16 March 2020
Accepting your offer
Log into your eAdmissions account by Monday 16 March 2020 to tell us if you accept the offer from us or not.
Not accepting the offer
If you are not accepting the offer and you have an offer from another school not on your application form, please provide us with evidence of the school offer you are accepting.
Change of address
Your offer is based on the address you have given; if you have changed address or if you change your address in the future you must let us know. Offers made on the basis of false information or addresses that cannot be verified will be withdrawn.
Problems logging in
Any issues logging into eAdmissions to accept the school offer, please email email@example.com with your child's reference number and the name of the school you are accepting.