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Starting Year 7 in 2018?

If your child was born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 they will be due to start secondary school in September 2018. You will need to apply for a place for your child by 31 October 2017. You must apply for a school place using an Islington application form online (and only online), even if you are applying for a school place in another local authority.

If you do not live in Islington, you must apply using your home local authority’s online form (i.e. the council to whom you pay your council tax).

Key dates

  • 1 September 2017 – online applications open
  • 31 October 2017 – application deadline
  • 1 March 2018 – offer day. You will be sent a letter to inform you of the result of your application.

You can also view the results of your application online after you have registered and applied online.

Firstly, read the Islington secondary school admissions brochure for step-by-step guidance. You can view or download the secondary admissions brochure by clicking on the link found at the bottom of this page in ‘related documents’.Once you have read the brochure and you have decided which schools you would like to apply for, click on the following link which will take you through the online application process.

How can we help at Winton?

If you are resident in a neighboring borough such as Camden, please speak with the school office and we can offer advice on how to access the brochure for that local authority. All brochures can and should be accessed on line. We will hold a coffee morning for Year 6 parents about secondary school transfer and any concerns on Monday 11th September 2017


Parents who have a child with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) should apply for schools in the same as other parents and addition to this, the special educational needs department at the local authority who issued your child’s plan, will contact you about your choices for your child. The ‘Annual Review’ for pupils with an EHCP, will also be used to discuss secondary school placements for pupils with special educational needs.


Go online and look at

See what’s out there! Go and visit the schools and see if they fit your child and their needs.

Read through the brochure and arrange to visit as many schools as you can. Check the dates for ‘open days’ for the schools you are interested in.

Ask if you need help – we are happy to help you!

If you would like to talk about your child’s secondary school feel free to make an appointment with Sue Roberts.

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