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Secondary School Transfer

Please find some useful information for Year 6 parents who are starting to investigate the process around transferring to Secondary School.

This summary of key information should be read in conjunction with the Admission to Kingston‘s Secondary Schools brochure, available on the Council’s website at www.kingston.gov.uk

Key Dates


School Open Evenings/Days
These tend to start at the end of September the year before transfer. 

Closing Date 
31 October - Application forms and any supplementary information forms must be submitted by this date, the year before transfer.

National Offer Day
Parents will be sent the outcome of their application by email during the evening of 1 March. If an application is made in paper form, the outcome of the application will be sent by first class post on 1 March. 
Parents must accept or decline offers by 15 March, either through the eAdmissions system if applied online, or on the reply slip if applied on paper.

The Application Process


 - It is recommended that all parents read the complete Admission to Kingston’s Secondary Schools brochure online at www.kingston.gov.uk

  - Apply online at www.eAdmissions.org.uk 

  - Applications will be managed by the Council’s School Admissions service of the family's home borough (eg if you live in in the Royal Borough of Kingston, this is your home council). 

 - Applications can be made for up to six schools, academies or free schools (state-funded schools) in the Kingston borough and in other council areas. 

 - Schools must be listed in order of preference, which will decide which school is offered if a child qualifies for a place at more than one school. 

 - Each school considers a child’s application against its admission criteria only and not according to an order of preference. 

 - The order of preference in which parents list schools is confidential. Schools are not told the order in which they have been listed. 

 - Parents should check if it is necessary to complete a supplementary information form for the schools for which they are applying. If the school is outside Kingston borough, please refer to the relevant local authority or contact the school (contact details for neighbouring authorities can be found in the Admissions brochure). 

 - For more details on a school's admissions criteria, please refer to the school’s own website.

All of the above points are covered in the Admission to Kingston’s Secondary Schools brochure in a step by step guide which can be found on the Kingston website www.kingston.gov.uk

If any additional support or advice is required, parents can contact School Admissions on 020 8547 4610. 
Phone lines are open on Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 2.30pm and between 4.00 and 5.00pm (4.45pm on Friday).

Choosing a Secondary School 
St Agatha's is a feeder school for Richard Challoner.

Other schools that St Agatha's children have transferred to in the last 3 years, include the following:
Catholic Secondary Schools
Boys Girls Co-Ed 
Wimbledon College The Holy Cross School 
The London OratoryUrsuline High School 
 Gumley House Convent 
 Sacred Heart High School 
Other Secondary Schools 
 BoysGirlsCo-Ed
 Coombe Boys' School Coombe Girls' School Grey Court School
 Tiffin School  The Hollyfield School
 Southborough High School   The Kingston Academy
   Teddington School