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 Post 16 Open Day event 2022
Eltham Hill School 15 November 4 - 7pm
Halley Academy Sixth Form College 23 November 4.30pm and 6.30pm
Harris Academy Greenwich 9 November 5.30 - 7.30pm
Plumstead Manor Sixth Form 3 November 5 - 8pm
Royal Greenwich Trust School TBA
St Mary Magdalene Sixth Form  10 November 4.30 - 7pm
Stationers' Crown Woods Academy 20 October 5.30pm and 7.30pm
The John Roan School 16 November 2022
Thomas Tallis School Post 16 Centre 19 October 2022
Woolwich Polytechnic Boys School  9 November 5 - 7pm
London South East Colleges visit website
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College visit website

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