10 years old

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Apply for secondary school in preparation for Year Six

In order to join a secondary school, you will need to apply to a school for a place for your child.

Find out more about the process and any support you are entitled to.
11-plus exam

If you are considering sending your child to a selective school for their secondary education, they will need to do an 11-plus exam.

This will be used by schools to decide whether to offer your child a place at their school.

Plan child’s journey to school

Now your child is able to start secondary school, you will need to plan how they will get there.

To help you with this, schools write travel plans.

You might be able to access financial support to help with any costs of travelling to school. Find out more on our school travel costs page.

Newham is doing a lot of work to help make children’s experiences of travelling to schools as safe and healthy as possible. Find out more on our healthy school streets page.
Attend open evenings to determine school choices

To decide which secondary school to apply for your child to attend, it is important to spend some time finding out which schools are available in your area and might be the best choice for your child.

You can do this by attending school open evenings.

You can also use the Newham School FactFinder to find the schools in your local area.
Buy secondary school uniform

Each school has its own uniform. You will need to contact the school your child will be attending to find out where to purchase this.

Find out more about the secondary schools in Newham.

Or use the Newham School Fact finder to find the schools in your local area.
Youth Empowerment Fund    

The Youth Empowerment Fund is a grant to support young people in achieving their ambitions.

It provides financial assistance to help them buy the resources, training or equipment required to learn and develop skills in the things they are passionate about.

Find out more about the Youth Empowerment Fund.


HeadStart is for 10-16 year olds living in Newham who would benefit from additional support to improve their emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

Find out about more about HeadStart and what HeadStart offers.

School Health Visiting Service

Our school health service aims to support children and young people from five to 19 years and their families, to enable them to reach their full potential.

We offer information and support in the following areas; emotional health and well-being, managing complex and additional health needs, monitoring growth and development and support with growing up and preparing to become an adult. 

Find out more about School Health Service


Keep your child's growth charts and health records from the NHS with you wherever you are.

eRedbook stores information about immunisations, health reviews and screening tests securely in the cloud so they are always at hand. 

Access your child's NHS health records quickly and easily through eRedbook once your child's record is connected to the NHS.

If you are worried about your child’s development, please speak to your school nurse, GP or single point of access number: 020 3373 9983.

The e-red book is currently only available for ages 0-5 but will be available to ages 6-15 in the future.

Find out more about the eRedbook


Newham youth map

Search the Newham Youth Map for libraries, sports and physical activities, parks and outdoor spaces, youth organisations and event Newham. Created by Young People for Young People.

Newham Youth Map