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.
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.
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 1pmAll 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 6.30pmBSL 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.
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.
Free and discounted travel
You can get free travel on London buses and trams with a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard.
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support