One week left to submit secondary school choices

Published: Monday 24th October 16

Parents in Wandsworth are being reminded that they only have one week left to submit their applications for a secondary school place next year.

Preparations are now well underway for admissions to secondary schools in September 2017 - and to obtain a place, parents must apply by Monday, October 31.

This crucial deadline applies to children who were born between September 1, 2005 and August 31, 2006.

Parents of children living in the borough must apply online or submit their application form to Wandsworth Town Hall by the October 31 deadline. Those living elsewhere must apply to their home borough by the same date.

Parents can find out more about Wandsworth’s 11 state-funded secondary schools and helpful information on how to apply for a place by reading the council’s 'Choose a Wandsworth Secondary School' brochure.

The brochure and more information outlining the simple and easy-to-follow application process can also be found on the council’s website.  This is the same web address that parents and carers should use if they wish to make an online application.

Copies of the brochure can also be obtained by emailing admissions@wandsworth.gov.uk or by telephoning (020) 8871 7316. Staff on that number can also help with any queries parents and carers may have

People who submit their school choices on time will be told the outcome at the beginning of March next year.

Cabinet member for education Cllr Kathy Tracey said: “Parents need to list the schools they would like their child to attend, in order or preference. The system is designed to allocate them a place at their highest ranked school of choice, as long as they meet the published admissions criteria. 

“Parents can list up to six schools in any part of London but it is always best to include at least one that is close to where they live.”

People who apply online, using the secure and confidential pan-London admissions website, will receive helpful tips and prompts as they go through the process.

Applications can be edited and amended as often as parents choose right up to the deadline and each time it is completed parents will receive an email notification confirming the application has been properly received and registered.

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