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Transition to Secondary School Information

Information about applying to secondary schools for September 2020

Moving to secondary school is a very important time for your child and it is important that you have as much information as possible to make the decision. Unfortunately, due to the Covid situation, secondary schools are unable to offer the visits that they normally do to help you make your decision. They are offering a variety of different opportunities through virtual means. We have listed the schools below and details for their open events.


How to apply

All the information about applying for a school place can be found on the Southampton City Council 'Applying for a school place' section of their website. Applying for a place is online. If you require any support with this, please contact the school.


Please note that you will be offered four preferences and it is extremely important that you complete all four so that you are more likely to secure one of your choices. If you only select one school and are not successful in securing a place, you will be offered a place at the closest school with spaces. Bitterne Park School and Woodlands Community College and Redbridge Secondary school are part of our REACH Trust. Each school will have their own admissions policy so it is important that you read these before applying.


The deadline for applications is the 31st October and it is extremely important that applications are put in by then.


Secondary School Open Events and Admissions Information


Bitterne Park Secondary:

Virtual information evening event on 24th September at 6.00pm.

Details available on the school website .

Information videos can be found on the website and on the schools Twitter and Facebook pages .


Woodlands Community College

Virtual information week beginning Monday 21st September with details on the Woodlands website

Information video can be found at .


Cantell School

Virtual open event Wednesday 7th October details available on the Cantell website.


Chamberlayne College

Open events by appointment only on 3rd and 24th October. All information found on the Chamberlayne website.


St Anne's Catholic School

Admissions information can be found on the St Anne's website .


St George's Catholic School 

Virtual open event on October 8th. Admissions information can be found on the St George's website .


Redbridge Community School

Admissions information can be found on the Redbridge website.


Regents Park Community School

Admissions information can be found on the Regents Park website. Virtual open event on September 24th.


Oasis Academies Sholing, Mayfield and Lordshill

Admissions information can be found on the Sholing, Mayfield and Lordshill websites .


Upper Shirley High School

Virtual open event 26th September. Admissions information available on the Upper Shirley High website .