Secondary School Application

Secondary School Application - Offers

Secondary National Offer Day - Monday 1 March 2021

If you applied online and on time, you'll be sent an email on the evening of  1 March 2021 telling you your child's school place offer. You can also check the offer on the eAdmissions website - click HERE for the link to eAdmissions site.

If you applied using a paper frorm, an outcome letter will be sent to you by post on 1 March 2021.

If you applied after 31 October 2020, your application will be processed after 1 March 2021 and an outcome letter sent in due course afterwards. There are no set timescales for outcome letters to be sent.

Click HERE for Lambeth's information on National Offer Day

For further advice about the secondary transfer 2021/22 admissions process and what to do about the outcome of your application please see one of the following question and answer sheets:

What do I do next - my child has not been offered my first preference secondary school

What do I do next - my child has been offered an allocated place?

Most of the advice given by the School Admissions Team is stated in the details contained in the above information sheets. If, after reading the relevant Q&A sheet you still have questions that are not covered, please contact Lambeth School Admissions Team on 020 7926 9503.

Responding to Offers

It is vital that you respond to the offer the offer your child has been made by Monday 15 March 2021

If you applied online, you must respond to the offer online. 

See Lambeth's instructions for accepting an offer online.

If you applied using a paper Common Application Form (CAF), you musts respond using the reply form enclosed in the offer letter.

It is strongly advised that any offer made is accepted, even if it is a preference or an allocated offer. By accepting the offer, it does not mean that an offer for a higher preference cannot be made from the child's CAF later on, but it will secure a place for your child.

Offers not accepted by 15/3/21 could be withdrawn.

Offers can be rejected online, but will only be confirmed by us if the child has another school to attend or the family are moving away. The name of the other (usually private) school offered or area that you are moving to must be provided when the offer Lambeth have made is being rejected. 

 

Appealing Offer Decision Timeline

Action

On time applications

Offers made

1 March 2021

Deadline to submit Appeal Form

29 March 2021 (or 20 school days after notification for late applications)

Acknowledgement of receipt of form (the School Admissions Appeals Code states that this should be done in a reasonable timescale - we will try to carry this out in the timescales shown)

Within 2 working days

Latest date for Appeal Hearing (on-time applications)

28 May 2021

Written notification of the date of the appeal

At least 10 school days before the appeal

Deadline for submission of supporting evidence (the School Admissions Appeals Code states that this should be done in a reasonable timescale - we will try to carry this out in the timescales shown)

8 working days before the appeal

Papers for appeal to be sent to parents, admission authority and panel members (the School Admissions Appeals Code states that this should be done in a reasonable timescale - we will try to carry this out in the timescales shown)

6 working days before the appeal

Notification of result of appeal

5 school days unless there is good reason (by letter)

Hearings for on-time appeals for September 2021 intake have been scheduled for the following dates. Additional dates may be scheduled depending on the volume of appeals:

  • Secondary (Year 7) – 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28 May 2021

Any appeals submitted after the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline, or 30 school days of the appeal being lodged, whichever is the later date.