Secondary School admissions open in Greenwich
By JulieGK | Monday, September 10, 2012, 10:12
Secondary school admissions have opened in Greenwich, so it's a good time to visit school open days.
Admissions are now open in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and it's now time to take a look and apply for a place at a secondary school for September 2013.
Record exam results this summer mean there's never been a better time to choose a Royal Greenwich secondary school for your child.
School open events are taking place in September and October, with the closing date for admissions October 31. It's strongly recommended that you submit your application by Friday, October 26 - before the half term holiday.
It is also recommended that you visit the school open days to see what they have on offer and if this will be suitable for your child or children's needs and future.
The online system to apply is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.eadmissions.org.uk
Outcomes of applications will be posted March 1, 2013, with the deadline for accepting the offer March 15, 2013.
Royal Greenwich has a range of specialist schools offering a strong focus on a range of subjects such as art, computing, humanities, languages, maths, performing arts, sport enterprise and technology.
There is also a wider range of schools for pupils to choose from this year. The borough now has several new academies and colleges, including a new University Technical College, providing new options of secondary school education.
Cllr Jackie Smith, the Royal Borough's cabinet member for Children's Services, said: "The Royal Borough is working hard to create and sustain an environment that inspires and supports young people so that they can develop their skills, talents and abilities.
"Over the next few weeks schools will be showcasing their facilities and specific provision at a series of open days. I strongly recommend that families visit the schools to see for themselves. I am sure you will be impressed and find what you are looking for in a Royal Greenwich school."
"There have been year-on-year improvements in our results with more and more students choosing to remain at school to get advanced qualifications and to go on to university or employment.
"Our schools have a strong and improving record of helping young people of all abilities to fulfil their potential."