Secondary Admissions


Admissions Arrangements for September 2019

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 here at Prendergast Ladywell School, please get in touch with Lewisham Council ASAP. 

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Open Events in September 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 Evening on Tuesday 11 September and you are welcome to join us for the remaining open mornings we have planned. There is no need to make an appointment, just turn up!

Our Open Mornings are 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

Important information

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

You will also find the following documents useful:


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. Below is an outline of how the process worked for students joining us in 2018; we generally have similar dates each year.

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

Enrolment Meetings

We held enrolment meetings on the afternoon of Monday 4 June. If you need to discuss this please get in touch.

Letters of invitation include a set of Enrolment Forms to complete and return, and our new Welcome Booklet for you to keep. We ask families to bring the completed forms along with the 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.

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. The most recent Induction Day was Tuesday 3 July. Please see below for an outline of events to get an idea of what to expect:

Students arrive 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

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

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.

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.

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 the next day so that we can dedicate this time exclusively to our Y7s.

         Outline of the day:


Students arrive at School Reception

08:30 - 09:00am

Year 7 Assembly

09:00 - 09:50am

Tutor Time session: student organisation
(equipment, planners, timetables) 

09:50 - 10:50am

Biometric registration / tour of the school / photos

10:50 - 11:10am


11:10 - 12:30pm

Tutor Group induction activities / photos


Students dismissed from Ladywell Fields School secondary gate