Secondary school admissions

Transfer to secondary school 2018


If your child is in Year 6 at primary school, you can now apply for a secondary school place for entry in September 2018.

Your application must be received by 31 October 2017.  

Submit your application online or send us an application form.  Some schools will require you submit a supplementary application form.

Read the Choose a Wandsworth secondary school booklet for full information about the admissions process and the admission criteria for each Wandsworth school. You can also read our information leaflet for key dates and information meetings.

School open days and evenings

It's recommended that you attend school open days and evenings for more information about the schools.

National Offer Day

If you apply online you will be emailed the outcome of your application on the evening of 1 March 2018.  If you apply on a paper form you will be sent an outcome letters by first class mail on 1 March 2018.  

You will also be sent a notification letter if it has not been possible to offer your first preference school. The notification letter will provided detailed information about the outcome of your application and what do next.

Important Information

There are important changes to the secondary school admissions process for 2018 transfer: 

  • The Wandsworth Year 6 Test has moved to September. 
  • The specialist tests for Ashcroft Technology Academy, Chestnut Grove Academy and Saint Cecilia's Church of England School have also moved to September. 
  • School open days and evenings have been added for June and July. 

Find out more about changes to the secondary school admissions process.

School open days and evenings start in June. 

The admission criteria for Wandsworth secondary schools for 2018 transfer have been finalised. View the determined school admission arrangements 2018-19 for more information.

Year 6 Admissions Test

The Wandsworth Year 6 Admissions Test has moved to September 2017 for children starting secondary school in 2018.

You must register your child for the test if:

  • You are considering applying for a place at Ashcroft Technology Academy or Chestnut Grove Academy or a selective (ability) place at Burntwood School, Ernest Bevin College or Graveney School; and
  • Your child attends an independent school, a state primary school outside of Wandsworth or is educated otherwise. 

The closing date for registration has now passed.

If your child attends a state primary school in Wandsworth, he/she will take the test at school and there is no need to register for the test.

Find out more about the Year 6 test.

Specialist Aptitude Tests

The specialist aptitude tests for Ashcroft Technology Academy, Chestnut Grove Academy, and Saint Cecilia's Church of England School are also moving to September.

The deadline for the submission of specialist place SIFs direct to the schools are as follows:

  • Ashcroft Technology Academy - 15 September 2017 
  • Chestnut Grove Academy - 8 September 2017
  • Saint Cecilia's Church of England School - 8 September 2017  

More about specialist aptitude tests, including deadlines and forms.

Admissions statistics 

Independent schools

Independent schools are not funded by the council.

There are a variety of Independent Schools in Wandsworth or within easy reach of the borough. All the schools included within this section offer the possibility of financial assistance in the form of bursaries or scholarships.

A brochure is available for parents called Choose an Independent School.