In-Year admissions to Prendergast School

In-Year Admissions 2020-21 - Update for government announcement 04/01/2021
Update: January 2021

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, and following the government announcement on 04/01/2021 of a national lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus, in-year admissions are on hold awaiting further government guidance.

This website will be updated when new information becomes available.



Thank you for your interest in Prendergast School.

Year 8-Year 10

For in-year admissions, you must apply direct to Prendergast School.

You are also advised to submit an In-year Common Application Form (iCAF) to 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 transfers to Year 7 and you must apply direct to Prendergast School after this point.

You are also advised to submit an In-year Common Application Form (iCAF) to your own Local Authority.

Year 11

Please email the school (using the Admissions email address below) to provide more information or contact your own Local Authority.

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 admissions awaiting government guidance

Online applications are preferred. A paper copy of the form 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 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).

Waiting lists

Waiting lists are held in the same order as the admission criteria. Prendergast School operates its own waiting lists from January of Year 7.

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 via telephone number: 020 8690 3710 (school hours only)