Your guide to the school application process for children born between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011:
If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 they will be due to start secondary school in September 2022. You will need to apply for a place for your child by 31 October 2021.
If you live in Islington, 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 live in Camden, 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 or Camden, you must apply using your home local authority’s online form (i.e. the council to whom you pay your council tax).
You can apply from 1 September 2021, and you must apply by the deadline, 31 October 2021. We recommend you apply by 22 October 2021, just in case there are any problems with getting online or logging into the site.
31 October 2021: this is your deadline
29 November 2021: this is your deadline to submit a 1 March 2022: you’ll get an offer by email in the evening 15 March 2022: this is your deadline to accept (or turn down) your school place 2 April 2022: you must send in any appeals for an Islington community school by this date. You can appeal even if you’ve accepted the school place offered.
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 here: Islington Secondary Schools Information
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 Claire Brown.
PUPILS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES?
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.