Primary to secondary school transfer

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. Whether your child's aim is a place at a top university, an excellent apprenticeship or landing a great job, Camden secondary schools are high achieving and ambitious for all students.

Read our latest guide to secondary schools in Camden

Your child will be due to start secondary school in September 2023 if they were born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012. The next round of Year 7 applications for 2023 entry begins from 1 September 2022. You need to apply before the deadline of 31 October 2022.

  • Please note that the Music Aptitude Test for William Ellis School is now a day earlier than stated in the booklet, at 4pm on 13 October, not 14 October
  • If you are in Year 6 and are applying to Camden School for Girls, you will need to register for the school's banding assessment, which closes at midday on Tuesday, 20 September.

Apply online for a Year 7 place from September 2022

Moving On to Secondary School in Camden event - 28 September

Our next Camden Moving On event for parents and carers of Year 5 and Year 6 primary pupils will be held on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, from 4pm to 6.30pm at Arlington House, 220 Arlington Road, NW1 7HE. This is our first Council-organised face-to-face schools admissions event for parents since the pandemic and we're looking forward to welcoming you. You can register for your free place from 8 August onwards here.

School open days and evenings 

Camden secondary schools hold open days and evenings during September and October (and in November for sixth forms). These are a great way to find out more about the schools for yourself before applying.