Apply for a secondary school place

Customer notice

Owing to the current exceptional circumstances, there is very limited telephone access to the Pupil Services Team. For any queries, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How to apply

If your child is in Year 6 at primary school, you can apply for a secondary school place for entry in September 2021 from 1 September 2020.  

Your application must be received by 31 October 2020.   

Before applying:

Apply for a place

Alternatively you can download and send a paper application form. Some schools will require you to submit a supplementary application form

Changes of Preference

If, following receipt of your child’s test score(s) from schools in or outside of Wandsworth, you wish to amend your school preferences, you can do so by emailing the Pupil Services Team at listing your child’s details and new order of preference. 

Changes will be accepted up to 10 December 2020 at the latest. Applicants living outside of Wandsworth should contact their home borough.

When you will hear the outcome: National Offer Day

If you applied online you will be emailed the outcome of your application on the evening of 1 March 2021 from the London eAdmissions Team. You will also be sent a follow-up notification email from Wandsworth Council if it has not been possible to offer your first preference school. This will provide detailed information about the outcome of your application and what to do next.

If you applied on a paper form you will be sent an outcome letter by first class mail on Monday 1 March 2021.

Read guidance on what to do after receiving the outcome of your application.

Waiting list

If your application is unsuccessful you can check your position on the secondary school waiting list.

Independent schools

Independent schools are privately funded schools that normally require the payment of fees to attend. There are a variety of independent schools in Wandsworth or within easy reach of the borough.

Our Choose an Independent School brochure contains information about local independent secondary schools. All the schools included within this brochure offer bursaries or scholarships to assist with fees in certain circumstances.

A paper copy of the brochure can be obtained by contacting Pupil Services.


if you disagree with the outcome of your application you can make an appeal.


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