Prendergast Vale Secondary

Year 7 Admissions

Moving to a new school can be a daunting prospect, whether it is at the time of transition from Primary to Secondary school or later on as a in-year transfer. At Prendergast Vale School you will find a warm and friendly welcome. Your first point of contact will be a member of the admissions team who will ensure that your questions are answered and that you are kept fully informed about the process of applying for a place at the school.

We are very aware of the challenges and concerns that pupils and parents face during the transition between primary and secondary school.

Any applicants to join our school are ranked according to our Admissions Criteria and places are allocated to those who rank the highest. Waiting lists are kept and as places become available these are offered to applicants who are next in line. Similarly, waiting lists are kept for applicants who wish to make an in-year transfer to the school.

All applications are initially processed through your home Local Authority. The process for applying for a place in Year 7 starts when students enter Year 6 at primary school in the September prior to their transfer to secondary school. We hold our annual Open Days in September and you also have the opportunity to visit the school during the working day at one of our Headteacher's tours which are held prior to the closing date for applications.

Alternatively, to ask the Headteacher any questions please email:

If you are moving to the area or wish to apply for an in-year transfer at any other time of the year, we can arrange for you to have a tour of the school. Please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Carly Haydon, to ask for advice or arrange an appointment.

We look forward to welcoming you to Prendergast Vale School.


In-Year Admissions

If you are moving into the area or are interested in joining our school at any point other than the usual admission points into  Reception or Year 7 then you will need to complete an in-year common application form.  You can find details on the process here

Please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Carly Haydon, for an informal discussion or if you require further information.


Admissions Policy

For details of our Determined Admissions Policy 2018-19, please click here

For details of our Determined Admissions Policy 2019-2020, please click here

Further information about admissions to Lewisham schools can be found on the Lewisham website: