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Admission to secondary school in September 2016.

Children born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005 will transfer to secondary school in September 2016. You can apply for a secondary school place between 1 September and 31 October 2015. Please ensure you apply before the deadline as late applications will only be considered after all on time applications have been resolved.

The Admission to Secondary Schools in Bexley 2016/17 booklet has been distributed through Bexley primary schools and a copy is available as a PDF under related downloads. There is also a PDF available for a separate schedule of secondary school open days. Please read the booklet carefully before completing your application, to give yourself the best chance of being offered one of your preferred schools. The booklet lists all the schools in Bexley and tells you how places are offered at each school.

If you are applying for a child who is looked after (in public care) or has previously been looked after but subsequently adopted or subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order, you must include evidence with the application such as a letter from the social worker or copy of a court order. If you write a reason for your preference in the box provided, you must provide supporting evidence with the application form if it is a request for particular priority such as for medical conditions or social reasons.

If you live in the borough of Bexley, please apply online. You can apply for up to six schools, whether in Bexley or other areas.

Some schools require the completion of a supplementary form. Please check that you have completed one where required, and that it is returned to the school directly.

If you do not live in Bexley, you should apply through your home local authority. You can list schools in Bexley on your form.

Transfer to secondary school in September 2016

If your child was born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005, they will transfer to secondary school in September 2016.

The closing date for secondary applications was 31 October 2015. If you missed the closing date and live in the London Borough of Bexley, you should contact the School Admissions Team for a paper application form and make a late application as soon as you can.

The Admission to Secondary Schools in Bexley 2016/2017 booklet is available under related downloads. You can also obtain paper copies from primary schools and the Civic Offices. The booklet lists all secondary schools in the London Borough of Bexley and advises you of their admission criteria.

If you applied online, you will receive an email with the outcome of your application after 5pm on 1 March 2016. If you applied on a paper application from, a letter will be posted to you by first class post on 1 March 2016.

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