Starting secondary school
You apply for your child’s secondary school place at the beginning of year 6.
Most people apply online, as they find it quick and easy.
If you need to apply using a paper form, get in touch - and keep in mind that you’ll have a slightly shorter deadline to hand it in.
If you don’t live in Bexley, even if you will when school starts, you must apply through your current local council. You can list Bexley schools on their form.
If your child goes to Harris Garrard Academy as a primary school pupil, and you want them to stay there, you don’t need to apply. They’ll automatically move up as it’s an ‘all-through’ school.
What you need to hand:
- proof of your child’s date of birth: their birth certificate, passport or medical card
- proof of your address: a council tax bill or tenancy agreement
If you’re living with a friend or relative and you’re not named on the council tax account, you can use a copy of your child benefit statement or tax credits letter. We don’t accept utility bills, driver’s licences or bank statements as proof of address.