About secondary school waiting lists

Bands and category of places

As part of the admissions process, some Wandsworth schools operate banding or have different categories of place.

Banding

The school split their applicants into five bands according to their test scores with Band A containing those achieving the highest test scores and Band E those with the lowest test scores.  Within each band, pupils are considered against the published admission criteria for schools.  In Wandsworth, Ashcroft Technology Academy and Chestnut Grove Academy operate banding. The waiting list position shown is within the respective band.

Ability places

The school offers some places based on the pupil’s test score with those applicants achieving the highest score allocated first.  Within Wandsworth, Burntwood School, Ernest Bevin College and Graveney School offer places based on ability. All of these school also offer open places based on the school’s admission criteria without reference to ability. The waiting list position shown for these schools is within the respective category of place – selective/ability places or non-selective/open places.

Specialist aptitude places

The school offers some places based on aptitude for a specialist subject.  These places will be offered on the basis of performance in an aptitude test organised by the school with those scoring highest, allocated first.  Within Wandsworth, Ashcroft Technology Academy, Chestnut Grove Academy and St Cecilia’s School offer specialist aptitude places.  All of these school also offer open places based on the school’s admission criteria without reference to ability. All of these school also offer open places based on the school’s admission criteria without reference to aptitude.  The waiting list position shown for these schools is within the respective category of place.

Foundation (faith based) places

St Cecilia’s Church of England School offers some places to children of families who are practising members of a Christian church.  The school also offers open places based on the school’s admission criteria without reference to faith.  The waiting list position shown for the schools is within the respective category of place.

Feeder school places

Bolingbroke Academy gives a degree of priority to pupils attending five feeder schools: Belleville Primary School, Falconbrook Primary School, High View Primary School, Honeywell Junior School and Wix Primary School.  The number of places available for pupil attending each feeder school depends on the number of applications received for children attending that school.  The waiting list position shown is for the respective feeder school place or for a place based just on distance if your child does not attend one of the named feeder schools.

More information for each school

For further information, please check the oversubscription criteria of each school in their admissions arrangements.