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.

Learning centre Event and virtual tour details
Eltham Hill School

Virtual tours on website.

Open day: 9 November, 3:00 - 5:00pm internal students; 5:30 - 7:30pm external students

Halley Academy Sixth Form College Video tour
Harris Academy Greenwich Video tour and open day on 11 November, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
London South East Colleges Contact the college
Plumstead Manor Sixth Form Video tour
Royal Greenwich Trust School Video tour
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College

All events at 4:30 - 6:30pm by invitation only

6 October and 10 Nov 2021

27 January; 10 March and 16 June 2022

St Mary Magdalene Church of England Sixth Form  Video tour
Stationers' Crown Woods Academy Contact the school (Arden Sixth Form)
The John Roan School Video guides
Thomas Tallis School Post 16 Centre

Open Evening on 20 October from 5pm - 8pm.

We encourage members of the public to wear a face covering when visiting our site to protect yourself and our school community. However, this is subject to change depending on government guidelines at the time.

Woolwich Polytechnic School Contact the school

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