Secondary Transfer

Moving to Secondary School

How is your child feeling about the move to secondary school?

How are you feeling about your child's transition to secondary school?

Making the transition from Primary School to Secondary school can be daunting and exciting at the same time for children and parents. If you need any help and support, please contact the school office or Jacqui Jenkins.

Here is some useful information that can help you and your child prepare and talk about their transition to Secondary School.

Secondary School Clothing Grants

A school clothing grant can help towards the cost of a school uniform for children aged 11 who are changing from primary to secondary school. Only one grant is payable during a child's school life.

Applications can only be made between 30 June and 30 September each year. Late applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

For further information please telephone the council's Benefits Contact Centre on 020 7364 5000 or visit the Tower Hamlets website.

Applying for Secondary School

Moving to Secondary School is a very exciting time for our Year 6 pupils and can also be a time when families may need some support and advice to help them choose the right school for their child.

In the current situation secondary schools may not be able to offer visits to their school in September/October like they normally do. However, each school has their own website and videos that can help you and your child explore each school virtually.

How to Apply

  1. Please visit the Tower Hamlets Secondary Schools Admissions page to access the 'Ready for Secondary School in Tower Hamlets' booklet. This booklet lists all of the Secondary Schools in Tower Hamlets.
  2. You need to apply online before the end of the October half term (date to be confirmed)
  3. You can apply for up to 6 schools
  4. If you are making an application to an independent or faith school, you will need to complete a supplementary form, which you have to get directly from the school and then return back to them
  5. If you are applying to schools not in Tower Hamlets you still need to add the school to your online application form.
  6. If you live outside if Tower Hamlets you will receive a brochure from the borough that you live in.
  7. Children with Special Educational needs or Disabilities will receive a paper application form that will be sent to your home. (You do not need to apply online)

Help and Support

A meeting will be held in September to help you with the process, date to be confirmed due to the current situation.

If you would like help with filling in the online application help/support, please contact the school office or Jacqui Jenkins.

The Tower Hamlets Transition Team also provide workshops, help and support. Email or call 020 7364 1533.

Vulnerable families, or anyone who feels they need 121 support around secondary transfer, can have a case worker allocated.

Secondary Transfer Fayre

Each year we hold a Secondary Transfer Fayre where we include secondary schools to showcase their schools to our Year 5 pupils. Their parents/carers also have the opportunity to come along to the fayre to meet the schools and start thinking about their child's move to secondary school.