Apply for a secondary school place

How to apply

You will be able to apply online for a secondary school place from Saturday 1 September 2018. The online system is available 24 hours 7 days a week up to the closing date of Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Before you start you will need an email address. If you have no email address, you can get a free email account with provider Google mail (Gmail).

You need to register first. You’ll then be sent an email giving details of how to start your application. You can do your application in stages. You can change the order of schools listed, and other information as many times as you want before you submit the application. Once you’re happy with your application, make sure you press ‘Submit’. Please note that if you have twins or triplets you will need to complete a separate application for each child.

You can login and change your preferences at any time up to 11.59 pm on the closing date, listing your six preferred secondary schools. You will get the result of your application by email.

Help and support

If you need technical help to complete your online application you can contact the London eAdmissions support helpdesk on 020 8255 5555 (option 1 or 4) or

If you are unable to complete an online application please contact the Admissions Team for a paper application form.

Address verification

The address you give must be your child’s current permanent address (the place where they spend most of their time Monday to Friday). You do not need to provide us with proof of address as your application will be checked against council tax and other council records.

If you give false or misleading information about your (or your child’s) address, the school place may be withdrawn, and you may be prosecuted.

What happens after my online application?

A reference number is sent to your registered email confirming safe receipt of your application. Please make a note of your username and your 16 digit Application Reference Number as you’ll need them to access your application.

You can reset your password at any time from the login page.

As well as the main online admissions application, you may need to complete a supplementary information form (SIF) for some schools. The SIF must be sent directly to the school. You must still complete the online eAdmissions application. You can find the SIF forms for the relevant schools in the school directory


Admissions and Pupil Benefits Team

020 8820 7000 (option 3)
This page was last modified on: 18 Jul 2019