Transfer to Secondary School
At the end of Year 6, all children transfer to a secondary school. This can be a challenging and stressful time for both parents and children and we work to make sure that our families have as much support during the process as possible so our children are confident that they will settle well into their new schools, develop new friendships and grow in self-esteem, resilience and confidence.
For the children in Year Five, the Headteacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team, holds a meeting to discuss the process of children transferring to Secondary school; this meeting takes place shortly after the half-term break in the summer term. As the children start their Year Six, a second meeting is held at the start of the Autumn term.
When children reach Year Six, parents across London are invited to make their choice of secondary school. All the essential information and key deadlines concerning the transfer are made available at these meetings and it is really important that parents attend. The deadline to apply for secondary schools is 31 October.
Parents are encouraged to plan and make visits to a broad range of secondary schools. The Headteacher and members of the Senior Leadership Team are available for support throughout this process.
Further information about secondary transfer can be obtained from the Lewisham website: