In-Year admissions

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, we advise you that admissions and appeals arrangements may change at short notice. Arrangements are subject to government guidance and public health advice.

In-Year Admissions Arrangements

Thank you for your interest in Prendergast Ladywell School.

A new School Admissions Code (2021) (“the Code”) came into force on 1 September 2021. The school will act in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Code.

Our in-year application form is now open and we welcome new in-year applications.

PLEASE NOTE: We are only able to process applications once the school has received all relevant requested documents.

You will need to provide documents to support your application, including a current proof of address. For more information and the full list of accepted documents, please read our parental responsibility and address protocols, available on the School Policies page of our website.


Year 8 - Year 11

For in-year admissions, you must apply direct to Prendergast Ladywell School. We welcome new in-year applications from each September when our school re-opens to students. Please complete and return our in-year application form.

For Year 11, we advise you to email the school to provide more information or contact your own local authority.

The waiting list will be closed each year when the school closes at the end of the summer term. Should you wish to remain on our in-year waiting list, you will need to make a new application each academic year.


Year 7

For in-year admissions to Year 7, the secondary transfer planned round applies until 31 December each year. This school participates in the pan London Admissions Scheme for secondary transfer admissions into Year 7 each September and all applications must go via your Local Authority until the end of December of the year of entry.

From the start of term in January each year, our standard in-year admissions procedure applies to in-year applications to Year 7, and you must apply direct to Prendergast Ladywell School from January onwards.

You are advised to submit an In-year Common Application Form (iCAF) to your own local authority if you wish to transfer your child/ward from Prendergast Ladywell School to another school.


How to apply

To apply direct to Prendergast Ladywell School for an in-year place, you will need to complete and return our in-year application form.


In-year online application form (Secondary)

Electronic applications are preferred. A paper copy of the form is available on request during periods when admissions are open. Our contact details are below. Paper application forms must be returned to Prendergast Ladywell School, as outlined in the form.

Please note, this school is Prendergast Ladywell School in Ladywell Fields. (Our sister schools are Prendergast School (all-girls) and Prendergast Vale (co-ed).


Admission criteria

The admission criteria for in-year admissions are the same oversubscription criteria as published in our Determined Admissions Policy each year and on our Admission Arrangements page for entry into Year 7 (see link in left-hand menu to admissions arrangements for current year).

Please carefully read our Determined Admissions Policy for the relevant year of entry before applying:

Go to our School Policies page to download the relevant Admissions Policy.


Waiting lists

Waiting lists are held in the same order as the admission oversubscription criteria. Prendergast Ladywell School operates its own in-year admissions and waiting lists from January of Year 7.

You must re-apply for an in-year place in the relevant year group in each new academic year.

If your circumstances change, such as a change of address, or some other relevant change to your situation, please submit a new application with this new information, and provide supporting documents. Please re-apply online or contact the school via the details below.

The school participates in Lewisham local authority’s In-Year Fair Access Protocol and children may be prioritised over those children on the waiting list for admission under this protocol.


Contact Admissions

Please email our Admissions team:

(Emails are monitored during term time only when the school is open.)

Or call the school: 020 8690 1114, option 2 (school hours only). Prendergast Ladywell School is closed during school holiday periods.