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Year 7 Planned Admissions – September 2023

Application period starts

1st September 2023

Closing date for applications

31st October 2023

Outcome of applications

1st March 2024

Deadline for accepting applications

15th March 2024

Appeal Hearing

June 2024

Induction day at Secondary School

3rd July 2023 




Open Events

Our open events have now concluded. 

Applications for children currently in Year 6, who are due to start secondary school in September 2024 can be made between 1st September 2023 - 31st October 2023. 

To apply for a place in Year 7 September 2024 you must contact your local authority and either apply via their eAdmissions portal or submit a ‘common application form’ (available from your local authority) directly to them.

If you miss the deadline for applying – please contact your local authority to make a late application.

Supplementary Form (SIF)

If you are applying for a foundation place at our school, you will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF).  This form must be stamped and signed by your priest /minister to confirm your church commitment.  Only churches noted on our admissions policy will be accepted under the foundation over subscription criteria.  Please refer to our Admissions Policy.

Click here for SIF form

*please note that a supplementary form only needs to be submitted if you are applying for a foundation (church) place.  If you are applying for a community place, you do not need to submit this form.

Medical/Social Reasons for Preferences

In most cases, medical or social needs can be met in any mainstream school.  However, if you feel that there is an acute medical or social reason why your child should be offered St Mary Magdalene in particular, you need to state this in your application.  Moderate learning difficulties, such as delayed speech and language or dyslexia, are not considered acute medical or social needs.

Our Governors' Admissions Committee will consider any social/medical requests for a place at St Mary Magdalene only where substantiating evidence is provided from a medical professional.  An outline of what is required is given below (please refer to our admissions policy for full details).

  • You must give evidence of the medical or social need, such as a professional medical diagnosis or a statement.
  • You must give reasons why your child should attend St Mary Magdalene in particular, stating the consequences if they have to attend an alternative school.
  • You must provide documentation from the relevant professional, such as a health or social care professional, which supports your application to St Mary Magdalene on the grounds of medical or social need.

Please note that childcare arrangements do not fall under the category of an acute medical or social need.

Getting help with your application

Royal Greenwich holds school admission information sessions to help parents and carers with applying for a school place. The Families Information Service offers support to parents and carers who may need support with the school admissions process.  The service is available to everyone and provides:

  • A wide range of information on local secondary schools
  • Support in making informed and realistic preferences
  • Help in completing the relevant forms
  • Information about the appeals process

If you have questions about which schools will best meet your child's academic and developmental needs, or you require support in making your application, please contact the Royal Borough of Greenwich's Families Information Service.

Year 7 Admissions - September 2023

If you are looking for a place for your child in the current year 7 for September 2023, your application will be treated as an in-year application.  Please note that we have a full year group.  If you apply for a place using our In-year application form you will be placed onto our waiting list and will be administered in accordance with our Admissions Policy.

In-Year Admissions

To request an In-year transfer, you must complete a copy of the in-year admissions form (below) and email it to Admissions Team: 

This form can not be used for Year 7 September 2024 applications. Please see how to apply above.

CLICK HERE to access an In Year Admissions Request Form

The In-year admissions process works as follows: -

  • Parent/Carer submits in year admissions request form to St Mary Magdalene secondary admissions.
  • The school’s admin team will process your application within 15 school days and notify you of the outcome.
  • Each application is ranked (if there are more applications than places available) using our oversubscription criteria (as set out in our admissions policy).
  • If the required year group is full, the student will be placed on a waiting list and a place will be offered when it becomes available.
  • Once your child has been offered a place, their current/most recent school will be contacted to complete a school report form – please ensure you notify your child’s current school that you are looking to move them.
  • Your child will be required to complete some baseline tests prior to their admission.
  • Parents will need to re-apply each academic year if they wish their child’s name to remain on the school’s waiting list with a new updated supplementary information form (SIF).

Waiting List Information:

  • Our Federation operates a waiting list, which is ordered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. The waiting list is held until the end of each academic year in which the child starts. Parents may request in writing to join the waiting list. If an application is received and a child is added to the waiting list, the list will be re-ranked in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Parents will need to re-apply each academic year if they wish their child’s name to remain on the school’s waiting list with a new updated supplementary information form (SIF).

Admissions Policies

St Mary Magdalene Secondary Admissions Policy 2023-2024

St Mary Magdalene Secondary Admissions Policy 2024-2025

St Mary Magdalene Secondary Admissions Policy 2025-2026

Admissions Appeals

Appeals are in accordance with the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and parents who are not offered a place for their child have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Parents wishing to appeal should obtain an appeal form from the school. The form should be sent to reach the Clerk to the Appeal panel, c/o the School, within 20 school days of the date of the letter confirming the governors’ decision not to offer a place. Should an appeal be unsuccessful, the Governing Body will not consider a further application from those parents within the same academic year unless there have been significant and material changes in their circumstances.

Admissions Appeal Form