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Starting secondary school from September 2023

Find out the how the application process works for your child's application to secondary school from September 2023.

Published: 11 January 2021

Last updated: 13 September 2022

Primary to secondary transfer

If your child will be in Year 6 of primary school from September 2022, you will be starting the process of applying for a secondary school to start from September 2023.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2022.

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 below. The secondary school brochure includes more detailed information such as the admission criteria for each school and details on how places were offered the previous year.

Apply online for a secondary school place

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 Westminster secondary schools
  • dates for ability banding and aptitude  tests which some schools run
Secondary school hints and tips, 2023 admission

This brochure includes:

  • the process of applying for schools and what happens after
  • oversubscription criteria for all Westminster secondary schools
  • how places were offered in the previous year
  • useful information to assist in the transition from primary to secondary school
Secondary school admissions brochure, 2023

Further information to assist your research

Resources are also available with specific guidance for residents in the north and south of the borough.

Contact us

If your need a paper application form, or require some further guidance on the process, please call 020 7745 6433 (weekdays, 9am to 2pm).

Email: [email protected]