Secondary Admissions

Admissions Arrangements for September 2018

All families in London must apply for a place at Secondary school at If you have recently moved into the area and would like to enrol your child into Year 7 at Prendergast Ladywell School this September, please get in touch with Lewisham Council ASAP. 

If you were NOT offered a place here at Prendergast Ladywell School and would rather your child enrol at PLS than the school you were allocated, please email Lewisham Council at with the reasons why you wish to have your allocated school changed to PLS and they will accommodate your request.

Enrolment Meetings

We held enrolment meetings on the afternoon of Monday 4 June. The last session of enrolment meetings is on the afteroon of Wednesday 27 June. If you missed your meeting please get in touch to arrange an appointment.

Letters of invitation include a set of Enrolment Forms to complete and return, and our new Welcome Booklet for you to keep. Please bring the completed forms along with your child's original passport and / or birth certificate, their latest school report and any medical / SEN notes as necessary.

Please be aware that if you do not attend and do not get in touch with us re rearrange, we will assume that you do not wish your child to enrol with us and remove you from our admissions process.

Important diary dates

The transition from primary school to secondary school is a significant milestone, which can be daunting for some young people. We want to make this process as simple and easy as possible by providing plenty of opportunity for our future pupils to familiarise themselves with their new environment as soon as they can.

Every year, we deliver a varied programme of events to aid with the transition to Prendergast Ladywell School.

Thursday 1 March

National Offer Day

Thursday 8 March at 9.15am

Open Morning

Thursday 15 March

Deadline for accepting your place

Monday 4 June

Student enrolment meetings (by appointment from 2pm)

Wednesday 27 June

Student enrolment meetings (by appointment from 2.15pm)

Tuesday 3 July

Student familiarisation (Induction day: 9am - 12.45pm) Students to arrive from 8.45am

Tuesday 4 September

Year 7 starts school (am only)

Wednesday 5 September

School starts

Important information

Please read our Welcome Booklet, which is full of important information about joining PLS.

You will also find the following documents useful:

PLS Induction Day

We welcome families to our Induction Day on the first Tuesday of every July, which is the pan-London agreed induction date. This year, it will be Tuesday 3 July. Please see below for an outline of last year's events to get an idea of what to expect:

Students arrived at Prendergast Ladywell School, (using the Secondary School entrance off Ladywell Fields) and reported to the main reception desk at 8.45am in their current school uniform for the induction day, where students were signed in.  At this point parents said goodbye to their child in the reception area.

Parents who requested to look around the School met with our Prefects once all of the students have gone downstairs to their Welcome Assembly, and were taken on a tour.

The format of the Induction Day is as follows:

8.45 - 9.00                  Arrival – students to be brought to reception and will be led to the Assembly hall.

9.00 - 9.30                  Introductions – Welcome to Prendergast Ladywell School!

9.30 - 10.10                Activities TBC

10.15 - 10.30              Class-based activities and a tour of the school.

10.40 - 11.20              Break time: refreshments are provided

11.30 - 12.45              Activities TBC

12.45 - 13.00              Final presentations

13.00                          End of the Induction Day

Parents / carers collected students outside reception at the end of the day.

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First day for Y7s

We hold a morning session only for our new Year 7s at the beginning of September, to provide the opportunity to get used to the building before the rest of the school returns the following day. This is a very important day for our new starters, and we delay the rest of the school starting until Wednesday so that we can dedicate this time exclusively to our Y7s.

Open Events 2018

Year 6 children who are eligible to transfer to secondary school in September 2019 must apply for a school place via by 31 October 2018. If you are interested in enrolling your child to Prendergast Ladywell and you have not yet seen our school, please attend an open morning to see our School in action, explore our website, or get in touch with any questions you may have.

We held a very successful Open Evenings last September and have arranged our next round of Open Events in September 2018.

This will begin with an Open Evening at 6pm on Tuesday 11 September and then a series of Open Mornings on the following dates, running from 9.15am to 10.30am:

Thursday 13 September

Tuesday 18 September

Thursday 20 September

Tuesday 25 September

Here are some comments from past events: 


I really enjoyed all of the different facilities that I was shown… you are doing very well. I am looking forward to coming here. I was very excited and looking forward to seeing the school after checking the website. I was even more impressed! My child will be coming in September. Thank you. I have enjoyed my time here. I think I will have a good education here next year

Free school lunches

At Prendergast Ladywell School, a hot healthy lunch costs £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week). If your family receives certain benefits, your child may be entitled to free school meals, which could save you over £400 a year! This money is credited directly to your child's account daily at 12noon, so no one knows who receives free school meals.

In addition to free school meals, PLS will receive extra money (pupil premium) to benefit your child’s education. 

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If you are stuck with anything, please contact Mechelle Paterson (Office Manager and Admissions) on or call 020 8690 1114 and select option 2.