Secondary School Transfer

Information on Admission to Secondary Schools

If you are a Croydon resident you need to apply for a secondary school place through Croydon’s Admissions Department. Their ‘step by step’ guide is shown below.

Pupils from Heavers Farm move on to a wide range of secondary schools with the majority going to Harris Academy South Norwood and Oasis Shirley Park. The remainder of our pupils go on to a variety of other Croydon schools including Harris Academy Crystal Palace, Wilson’s School, Virgo Fidelis Convent High School, Harris Academy Merton, St Mary’s Catholic High School, St Josephs College and Archbishop Tenison CofE High School.

A number of our pupils have also successfully passed entrance exams for local Independent Schools such as Trinity and Whitgift.

Open days are generally held at the beginning of the autumn term of the year that your child starts in Year 6. We recommend you to start researching the schools that you are interested in whilst your child is in Year 5 so that you can plan your application process carefully. If you need any advice on the application process please speak to one of the Year 6 teachers who will be happy to help. If you need access to a computer in order to make an online application please speak to one of the office staff who will be happy to arrange this for you.


Step 1: Getting ready – do your research

Step 2: Check the admission policies

Admission criteria for Community schools 2017/18. You can download the admissions criteria for community primary schools from the “downloads” section at the bottom of this page. These apply to Croydon community schools.

Admission arrangements for other primary and secondary schools.  Please visit the Secondary schools web pages to view the 2017-18 admission arrangements for academies, foundation schools, free schools and voluntary-aided schools in Croydon.

Step 3: Complete your application

   You can apply for a school place at

Supplementary Information Forms (SIF) In addition to making your application online, some schools require you to complete and return direct to them a supplementary information form (SIF). These forms, which are available direct from the schools, ask for information which is not collected on the LA application form but which is needed by the schools concerned to enable them to reach a decision on your application. Please note a SIF will not be considered on its own. You must also include the school as a preference on your online application.

  • Closing date for receipt of secondary school applications is 31 October 2016.

Step 4: Receiving your offer

Secondary Schools

During the evening of Monday 1 March 2017, you will be sent an email informing you when you can log in to view the outcome of your application. Please wait until you have received the email before logging onto the eAdmissions website.

Accepting the Offer – parents/carers must accept or decline the offer of a place by Monday 15 March 2017.