Specialist aptitude tests

For 2022 entry, the specialist aptitude tests will be held in September and October for:

  • Ashcroft Technology Academy
  • Chestnut Grove Academy
  • Saint Cecilia's Church of England School

If you are considering applying for a specialist aptitude place in a Wandsworth school:

  1. Complete and return the school's Supplementary Information Form (SIF). 
  2. Return it to the school by the relevant closing date. 
  3. Include the school as a preference on your online application or Common Application Form.

You can also get a paper copy of a SIF from the school.

Specialist aptitude test dates


SIF deadline

Date of test

Ashcroft Technology Academy – up to 24 specialist places in Technology

Return the SIF by 13 September 2021 27 and 28 September 2021
Chestnut Grove Academy – up to 30 specialist places each in Art & Design and Modern Foreign Languages Return the SIF by midday on 10 September 2021 18 September 2021

Saint Cecilia's Church of England School – 9 foundation and 9 open specialist places in Music

Return the SIF by 11 October 2021 Preliminary assessment 14 October 2021 and final assessment 21 October 2021

Provision of Specialist Test Scores

Schools will directly provide you with your child’s specialist test score prior to the closing date for applications. This is a requirement of the national admissions code and will help you to assess whether your child may be eligible for a specialist aptitude place at Ashcroft Technology Academy, Chestnut Grove Academy or Saint Cecilia’s Church of England School.