Primary to secondary school transfer
Coronavirus (Covid-19) update
Many schools that test for a child’s ability or aptitude have postponed admission tests until later in the autumn term. This is in response to a range of Covid-19 related issues.
Despite these changes, you should still register your child for tests by published deadlines.
You should also submit your online application by the national closing date, 31st October 2020.
If you receive the results of the test after the 31st October 2020, you may make changes to your application preferences. This is such as to add or remove a selective school.
Please ensure that you email firstname.lastname@example.org with any changes by 10th December 2020. Changes to preference after this date will only be considered after places are offered on 1st March 2021.
If you live outside Camden, contact your local authority for their policy on making changes to a school admission application.
Moving on to secondary school
The high quality teaching and supportive environment at Camden's secondary schools aims to help every student reach their potential. That's whether your aim is a place at a top university, an excellent apprenticeship or landing a great job. All Camden secondary schools are currently rated either 'good' or 'outstanding' by Ofsted.
Watch a short film about Camden secondary schools:
- Film - Camden Secondary Schools (4 minutes, 46 secs)
Read our latest guide to secondary schools in Camden:
Your child will be due to start secondary school in September 2021 if they were born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010. Applications for Year 7 places are open from 1 September until the deadline of 31 October 2020.
School open days and evenings
Camden secondary schools hold open days and evenings during this term. Some of these will be held 'virtually' online. Pplease check the school's website or call the school office to check. We urge you to attend these to see the schools for yourself before applying. View or download a poster with upcoming dates for autumn term 2020 below:
- Secondary school open events 2020 - poster Note: many of these events are now being held virtually or have changed - check with the schools and see our news item for the latest updates)
- Watch our short film about Camden secondary schools, featuring interviews with students, staff and parents here.