Transition Timetable

Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

At Thamesmead School we want to make the transition from primary school to secondary school as smooth as possible. This guide will give you some outline information of important dates in the school year followed by a more detailed look at the Thamesmead Transition Timetable.

Useful information can also be found at

Surrey School Admissions

Date Action
May – Oct (when in Year 5) Start thinking about your preferences for Secondary Schools. Tours during the working day will be offered when circumstances permit. Thamesmead are currently offering a virtual walking tour, recorded on a typical Monday.
October (when in Year 6) Open Evenings for entry in 2021 will be virtual. Webinars and a short film are available on the school website.

The live Headteacher’s presentation for 2021 entry is on Thursday 8th October, but will be recorded to view afterwards. Please register here

For more webinar options with students and staff please follow the link above.

Early-Mid October (of Year 6) Thamesmead School deadline for applications under the Performing Arts (Music and/or Drama) criteria. Aptitude testing will then take place before the deadline for submitting your Local Authority application form. For 2021 entry this aptitude tests will be individually by appointment.
Friday before October half term (of Year 6) This is the deadline date for submitting your applications to the Local Authority, listing your chosen schools.
March (of Year 6) Offers of places are made. Students who are not offered their first choices can be added to the waiting list of their preferred school.
March (of Year 6) Families must respond to their school offer.
End of March (of Year 6) Any appeals regarding places must be lodged by the end of March. A detailed timetable can be found hereSchool Admission Appeal
April – May (of Year 6) Students on waiting lists may begin to receive details about available places.
May (of Year 6) Thamesmead School will begin sending information with important dates for parents and students regarding the transition process. More details below.
June-July (of Year 6) Our staff will carry out online meetings with primary schools.

Introduction days or remote activities for students and parents will be arranged dependent on government advice.

September (Year 7) On the first day of term in September, our new Year 7 students will arrive before the rest of the school. They will spend this time with their form groups and tutors getting their timetables and finding out more about the school day. They will then start normal lessons. For the first few weeks Year 7 students will have their lunch break 10 minutes earlier than the rest of the school so that they can familiarise themselves with the canteen. They also have sole use of the mezzanine level for breaks in the first half term.

If you have any questions or concerns about the transition process you would like to discuss please contact Mrs Moss, Admissions Officer or Miss Campbell, Assistant Headteacher on 01932 219400 or email: