In-Year admissions to Prendergast School

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, we advise you that admissions and appeals arrangements may change at short notice. Arrangements are subject to government guidance and public health advice.

A new School Admissions Code (2021) (“the Code”) comes into force on 1 September 2021. The school has a statutory duty to act in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Code. Our online in-year application form is currently closed. We welcome new in-year applications from September.


Thank you for your interest in Prendergast School.

Year 8-Year 11

For in-year admissions, you must apply direct to Prendergast School. We welcome new in-year applications when the school re-opens in September.

You are advised to submit an In-year Common Application Form (iCAF) to your own local authority if you wish to transfer your child/ward to another school.

For Year 11, we advise you may wish to email the school (using the PS Admissions email address below) to provide more information or contact your own local authority.

Year 7

For in-year admissions to Year 7, the secondary transfer planned round applies until 31 December each year. This school participates in the pan London Admissions Scheme for secondary transfer admissions into 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 Year 7 and you must apply direct to Prendergast 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/ward to another school.

How to apply

To apply direct to Prendergast School for an in-year place, you will need to complete our online in-year application form:

  • In-year online application form (Secondary) [CLOSED]

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 School, as outlined in the form.

Please note, this school is Prendergast School in Hilly Fields. (Our sister schools are Prendergast Ladywell and Prendergast Vale.)

Admission criteria

The admission criteria for in-year admissions are the same oversubscription criteria as published in our Determined Admissions Policy each year and on our Admission Arrangements page for entry into Year 7 (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:

Waiting lists

Waiting lists are held in the same order as the admission oversubscription criteria. Prendergast School operates its own in-year admissions and waiting lists from January of 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 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.

Contact Admissions

Please email our Admissions team:
(Emails are monitored during term time only when the school is open.)

Or call the school: 020 8690 3710 (school hours only)