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Transition Support Team

We provide impartial advice, information and assistance to support children and their families during key points of transition. Despite the current circumstances with Covid-19, Tower Hamlets Transition Support Service continues to provide high quality information, advice and support around school admissions.   We recognise that this is a worrying and uncertain time for families and strive to continue to support in any way we can.

The service is available to all Tower Hamlets parents and carers and can be accessed via self-referral or referral from professionals with consent. We can support with a range of school issues including school admissions, managed moves, exclusions and bullying.

How can we help?

School admissions

  • Assistance with completing online application forms for reception and year 7 school places
  • Assistance with completing paper in year application forms
  • Arranging and or accompanying you to visit prospective schools
  • Providing independent advice about the different types of school in Tower Hamlets
  • Support with understanding the admission policies for different school

Supporting Families with Secondary Transfer Appeals - Do you need help making an appeal for a year 7 school place for your child? 

Information meetings delivered through zoom by Tower Hamlets Transition Service for parents/carers to provide helpful information to support the secondary transfer appeal process. 

Meeting dates and times
 Date Time
 Monday 8 March  10 am – 11 am
 Wednesday 10 March  6 pm – 7 pm
 Friday 12 March  10 am – 11 am
 Monday 15 March   1 pm – 2 pm
 Friday 19 March  10 am – 11 am
 Monday 22 March  6 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday 24 March  10 am – 11 am


See more information and book a place

Managed moves

  • Help to understand the Managed Move process
  • Support with meetings and discussions
  • Arranging and or accompanying you to visit alternative provision and prospective schools.


  • Facilitating dialogue between yourself and the school
  • Support with meetings and discussions
  • Helping you to understand the options available to you
  • Support with exclusion appeals process


  • Facilitating dialogue between yourself and the school in order to resolve the situation
  • Support with the process of changing school due to bullying

Contact us

Tel: 020 7364 1533
Email: transitions@towerhamlets.gov.uk