Secondary school admissions
Starting secondary school in 2015
Pupils usually start secondary school in the September following
their 11th birthday. If your child is born between
September 1, 2003 and August 31, 2004 this will be in
Before you apply
Please read the Ready for
secondary school in Tower Hamlets booklet (PDF, 1.7mb) for
information on how to apply for a secondary school place.
You can also get a copy from Tower Hamlets primary schools or by
contacting the Pupil Services team on 020 7364 5006.
We have also produced a video on secondary transfer to help
guide parents through the process.
How to apply for a place
The closing date for secondary transfer applications
was October 31, 2014.
Please call Pupil Services on 020 7364 5006 for more
information or to make a late application. You may also
search for a school in your area.
If you have not been offered a place at a school of your
preference you can appeal that
decision. The appeal panel is independent of the
council and schools in the borough.
If you wish to appeal you can download an admission
appeals form (PDF 187kb) or call pupil
admissions. Please include any evidence or supporting material with
your appeal form and you must give the grounds for
your appeal at the time the appeal is lodged. You may appeal for
more than one school.
Please check the appeal timetable 2015 (PDF,
40kb) for information on when you can appeal.
Need a school place today?
If your child is of secondary school age now and does not have a
school place, please contact the council's Pupil Services team
on 020 7364 5006 or visit our in-year
How to contact us
5 Clove Crescent
Tel: 020 7364 5006