If you are moving into the area or are interested in joining our school at any point other than the usual admission point into Reception or Year 7, you will need to apply direct to Prendergast Vale School. Applications via our online form are preferred. A paper copy of the form is available on request during periods when admissions are open.
Year 1 - Year 6 and Year 8 - Year 11
For in-year admissions, you must apply direct to Prendergast Vale School. We welcome new in-year applications from each September, when our school re-opens to students.
For Year 11, we advise you may wish to email the school (using the PVS Admissions email address below) to provide more information or contact your own local authority.
The waiting list will be closed each year, when the school closes at the end of the summer term. Should you wish to remain on our in-year waiting list, you will need to make a new application each academic year.
You do not need to apply via the local authority for Prendergast Vale School. You are advised to submit an In-year Common Application Form (iCAF) to your own local authority if you wish to transfer your child to a different school.
Reception and Year 7
For in-year admissions to Reception and Year 7, the Starting School and Secondary Transfer planned rounds apply until 31 December each year. This school participates in the pan London Admissions Scheme for admissions into Reception and Year 7 each September and all applications must go via your local authority until the end of December of the year of entry.
From the start of term in January each year, our standard in-year admissions procedure applies to in-year applications to Reception and Year 7 and you must apply direct to Prendergast Vale School from January onwards.
You do not need to apply via the local authority for Prendergast Vale School from January onwards. You are advised to submit an In-year Common Application Form (iCAF) to your own local authority if you wish to transfer your child to a different school.
How to apply
To apply direct to Prendergast Vale School for an in-year place, you will need to complete our online in-year application form:
Online applications are preferred. A paper copy of the form is available on request during periods when admissions are open. Our contact details are below. Paper application forms must be returned to Prendergast Vale School, as outlined in the form.
The oversubscription criteria for in-year admissions are the same oversubscription criteria published in our Determined Admissions Policy each year and on our Admission Arrangements pages (see link in left-hand menu to admissions arrangements for current year).
Please carefully read our Determined Admissions Policy for the relevant year of entry before applying:
Please remember to read our proof of address and parental responsibility protocols, for the full list of proof of address and proof of birth date documents, also at the above link. All documents must be current.
Waiting lists are held in the same order as the admission oversubscription criteria. Prendergast Vale School operates its own in-year admissions and waiting lists from January of Reception and Year 7.
You must re-apply for an in-year place in the relevant year group in each new academic year.
If your circumstances change, such as a change of address, or some other relevant change to your situation, please submit a new application with this new information, and provide new supporting documents. Please re-apply online or contact the school via the details below.
The school participates in Lewisham local authority’s In-Year Fair Access Protocol and children may be prioritised over those children on the waiting list for admission under this protocol.
Please email our Admissions team: email@example.com
(Emails are monitored during term time only when the school is open.)
Or call the school: 020 8297 3540 (school hours only).
Prendergast Vale School is closed during school holiday periods, Bank Holidays and INSET days.