If your child is due to start secondary school you must apply online for a secondary school place.
If you live in England contact your local council to find:
For Islington secondary schools please click the link below:
For Haringey secondary schools please click the link below:
You can find out more about a secondary school by:
If you’re looking for a place at a private school (also called ‘independent schools’), contact the school directly.
Free Resources for new Year 7 pupils (click on link and then scroll down to this section)
BBC Bitesize: Starting Secondary School Campaign Trailer
BBC Bitesize: Starting Secondary School
Packed with videos, interactive games, tips and advice, Starting Secondary School will help your child during their last term in primary school and through their critical first weeks at secondary school.
Starting Secondary School has lots of content hosted on BBC Bitesize, including peer-to-peer advice from the stars of CBBC series Our School who have first-hand experience of making the move to secondary school.
It also has practical tips for you as a parent on how to prepare your child for secondary school, as well as resources to help start discussions around transition, produced in partnership with YoungMinds.
Oxford University Press have produced a useful parent’s guide which you can view here: