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Secondary school admissions

Apply to start secondary school Year 7 for September 2021

This application applies to children with birthdays from 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010. This application can only be made online.

If you are applying for a Redbridge community school, read the Admissions Arrangements 2021-2022 carefully.

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.

You can choose up to 6 schools and put them in order of preference on your application.  Check the nearest school to you This is only a guide based on Google maps, to give you an indication of schools near your home address.  The distances provided are not the accurate measurements we use to allocate school places. 

When to apply


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 31 October 2020 and is expected to live in September 2021 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 one further proof 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, broadband contract  (all dated within the last three months)
  • TV Licence
  • full 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 admissions@redbridge.gov.uk


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 directly to the school by the admissions closing date.

If you're applying for an Academy or Foundation school in Redbridge, please read their Admission Arrangements carefully as they can be different from the Redbridge community schools Admission Arrangements, with different oversubscription criteria.

Click on the school names below to be taken to their website. You will find their Admission Arrangements and Supplementary Information Form (SIF), if they have one, on their Admissions page.


For SEND applications, you will need to contact the SEN Team

Email: senteam@redbridge.gov.uk


Apply for a school place online


Offer given for first preference on your application

You will receive this information by email on the evening of 1 March 2021.

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 15 March 2021

Accepting your offer

Log into your eAdmissions account by 15 March 2021 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 on your application. If you have changed address or if you change your address in the future you must let us know immediately. 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 admissions@redbridge.gov.uk with your child's reference number and the name of the school you are accepting.




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