Moving to a Secondary School

Pupils usually start secondary school in the September following their 11th birthday.


If your child is born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006, this will be in September 2016.  You will need to apply by 21st October 2016.


Information on how to apply for a secondary school place can be found in the Moving to a Tower Hamlets Secondary School Booklet.  This is available from Tower Hamlets primary schools or by contacting the council’s Pupil Services Team on 020 7364 5006.


From 1st September  – 31st October 2016 you will be able to apply online at  If you make an online application you should not complete a paper application form.


The deadline for applications is 21st October 2015.   If you miss the deadline for applications, please contact the Pupil Services team for advice on Tel: 020 7364 5006.

Applying Online

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2016 and was born between 1 September 2005 and 31st August 2006 you can make your application online. Apply between 1st September 2016 and 31st October 2016.

Applying online is a simple easy way to submit your child’s secondary transfer application. You will be connected through to the Your London portal where you must register before you make your application.

The website where it can be accessed are: