Primary to secondary school transfer

Moving on to secondary school

The high quality teaching and supportive environment at Camden's secondary schools aims to help every student reach their potential. Whether your child's aim is a place at a top university, an excellent apprenticeship or landing a great job, Camden secondary schools are high achieving and ambitious for all students.

Read our latest guide to secondary schools in Camden

Your child will be due to start secondary school in September 2024 if they were born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013. The next round of Year 7 applications for 2024 entry begins from 1 September 2023. You need to apply before the deadline of 31 October 2023.

Apply online for a Year 7 place from September 2023

Camden Moving On to Secondary School Event - Francis Crick Institute, 21 September 2023

Camden secondary schools are high achieving and ambitious for all students, offering a tremendous range of opportunities to help prepare students for happy and successful futures. This is your opportunity to:

  • Receive advice on how to apply and the admissions process from the Camden admissions team
  • Find out more about what Camden secondary schools have to offer your child
  • Speak with headteachers, student ambassadors and staff from Camden secondary schools
  • Register to attend here.

We look forward to meeting you. Please note that this event is aimed at adults, rather than children; any children attending are the sole responsibility of their parents.

School open days and evenings 

Camden secondary schools hold open days and evenings during September and October (and in November for sixth forms). These are a great way to find out more about the schools for yourself before applying.

Meet the Parents also hold informal forums for primary parents at local schools across the borough