Starting secondary school

Admission to secondary school in September 2023

Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 will transfer to secondary school in September 2024. The application period will be open on Friday 1 September 2023 and the closing date is Tuesday 31 October 2023.

Most people apply online, as they find it quick and easy. 

Apply for a secondary school

  • offers of places to on-time applicants will be made on Friday 1 March 2024

Information regarding the schools available in Bexley together with full details on the application process can be found on the pages below and additional details in the Admission to Secondary Schools 2024 to 2025.

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.

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 the following as proof of address:

  • utility bills
  • drivers licence
  • bank statement


Moving up to secondary school is a significant step, and parents and carers often have questions. We’ve answered the main ones on the next few pages and covered in our Admission to Secondary Schools 2024 to 2025

Admission to Secondary Schools 2024 to 2025