Apply for a secondary school place

Customer notice

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

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 and provided an email address you will be emailed the outcome of your application on the evening of 1 March 2021.  Otherwise, you will be sent a notification outcome letter by first class mail on Monday 1 March 2021.

How to apply

The closing date for applications (31 October 2020) has now passed.  If your child is in year 6 at primary school and you have not already made an application you should do so now.  

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

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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