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Schools and colleges in the Royal borough of Greenwich offer a wide range of learning opportunities to fit your qualifications and interests.

Your choices at 16

You must stay in education or training until you are 18. When you turn 16 you can choose to continue your studies or combine work and study.

The Department for Education has produced a video explaining post 16 options.

Study options

You need to follow a programme of study in full or part-time education. Try our study pathways tool to find the right courses for you.

Find a course 

Open events and virtual tours

Schools and colleges usually hold open events for prospective students. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic many have arranged virtual events or video tours instead.

Secondary schools Open day events 2023 and 2024
Eltham Hill School Thursday 19 October, 5pm to 7pm (admission with an adult only) 
Halley Academy Sixth Form College Wednesday 8 November, 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Harris Academy Greenwich To be announced
Leigh Academy Blackheath (LAB 16)

Thursday 16 November, 5pm to 7pm Wednesday 22 November, 9am to 10.30am

Plumstead Manor Sixth Form Thursday 2 November, 5pm to 8pm
Royal Greenwich Trust School Thursday 16 November, 4pm to 6.30pm
St Mary Magdalene Sixth Form Thursday 9 November, 4.30pm to 7pm
Stationers' Crown Woods Academy To be announced
The John Roan School Wednesday 22 November, 5pm to 7pm
Thomas Tallis School Post 16 Centre Wednesday 18 October, 5pm to 8pm
Woolwich Polytechnic Boys School  Wednesday 8 November 2023, 4pm to 5pm for internal pupils, 5pm to 7pm for external pupils
London South East Colleges

Thursday 19 October 2023, 5pm to 7.30pm 

Tuesday 20 February 2024, 5pm to 7.30pm 

Saturday 29 June 2024, 10am to 1pm 

All hosted at the Greenwich Campus – more dates available at other campus sites.
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College

Wednesday 11 October 2023 

Thursday 9 November 2023 

Wednesday 24 January 2024 

Wednesday 13 March 2024 

Thursday 13 June 2024 

All at 4.30pm to 6.30pm  

BSL signers available upon request 

Apprenticeships and traineeships

You can choose to combine work and study by taking up a traineeship or an apprenticeship after you finish year 11.

Find an apprenticeship or traineeship

Financial support

You may be able to get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you are studying at school or college, or on a training course, including unpaid work experience.

Find out about bursaries and how to apply on GOV.UK

Free and discounted travel

You can get free travel on London buses and trams with a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard.

Find out about discounted travel on

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support

Find out about SEND support on the Greenwich Community Directory