Secondary school admissions
Choose a Wandsworth Secondary School
The outcome of your secondary school application 2013
The outcome of your secondary school application will be posted to you by first class mail on the 1 March 2013. If you applied using the online facility, an email containing the outcome of your application will be sent to you during the evening of Friday 1 March. Please note that online applicants will also be posted a letter on 1 March.
Application outcomes will not be given on Friday 1 March by the Pupil Services Team and therefore it will be necessary to wait for your email if you applied online or your letter if you applied using a paper form.
Offer of school place
The outcome letter will identify the school place your child has been offered. No child will receive an offer of more than one place with the exception being any parents who also applied for an independent school place.
In some cases, where it has not been possible to offer a preferred school place, the local authority has an obligation to offer an alternative school and this will usually be to the nearest school to the home address with a vacancy.
There is no obligation for the parent to accept the offer of an alternative school place, but very careful consideration should be given before declining any such offer.
Please be assured that the child concerned will be automatically added to the waiting lists for a higher preferred school. If application has been made to out of borough schools, it is advisable for parents to contact the relevant borough where the school is located to ensure that their child is placed on the waiting list. Any future decision to offer a child a place at a higher preferred school will not be prejudiced by the fact that an offer has been received and /or accepted elsewhere.
Responses to school offers must be received by the 15th March 2013.
Parents have the right of appeal against a decision to refuse their child a place at a preferred school. Details of how to appeal are provided . Ashcroft Technology Academy, Burntwood School, Chestnut Grove School, Ernest Bevin College and Graveney School(and for information regarding Bolingbroke Academy appeals procedures) you should contact the Wandsworth Education Appeals Service on 020 88771 7554 from Monday 4 March or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appeal form. Completed forms and any supporting documents must be received by the Appeals Service by 5pm on 16 April 2013. The Wandsworth Appeals Service website can be viewed at
For St. Cecilia's, Wandsworth CE School, you should contact the school from Monday 4 March on 020 8780 1244 for details of how to appeal.
To appeal against the decision to refuse your child a place at a school outside the borough of Wandsworth, you should contact the borough where the school is located to find out about the appeal arrangements. A list of telephone contact numbers can be found at the bottom of this page at 2.)
For further information, please see the Choose a Wandsworth Secondary School brochure.
Applying for other schools
If you wish to apply for a school not previously applied for, then you must complete a further application form (even if the preferred school is located in a different borough).
Please obtain an application from the Customer Centre if visiting, or the by calling the Pupil Services Team on 020 8871 7316.
It is no longer possible to apply using the online facility as this closed after the closing date.
Contact Pupil Services
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 020 8871 7316