Apply for a secondary school place

The following information is for children starting secondary school in September 2024.

How to apply

If your child will be year 6 at primary school in September, you can apply for a secondary school place for entry in September 2024 from Friday 1 September 2023.

Your application must be received by Tuesday 31 October 2023.

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.

Year 6 admissions test

Some Wandsworth secondary schools use partial-selection or fair banding as part of their admission criteria. The year 6 admissions test is designed to provide these schools with the data they need to make offer decisions.

All children applying for Ashcroft Technology Academy, Burntwood School, Chestnut Grove Academy or Graveney School must be registered to be invited to take the test.

We are now accepting test registrations for children starting secondary school in 2024.

View year 6 admissions test if you wish to register your child. The closing date for test registration is Tuesday 5 September 2023.

When you will hear the outcome: National Offer Day

If you apply online you will be emailed the outcome of your application on the evening of Friday 1 March 2024 from the London eAdmissions Team. You will also be sent a follow-up notification email from Wandsworth Council if it was not possible to offer your first preference school. This will provide detailed information about the outcome of your application and what do next.

If you applied on a paper form and have provided an email address, we will email you your application outcome on the evening of Friday 1 March 2024. Otherwise, you will be sent an outcome letter by first class mail on Friday 1 March 2024.

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.

More information about independent schools.


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


Telephone lines to the Pupil Services Team are currently open between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

School Admissions contact details: