Specialist aptitude tests

Customer notice

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

For 2021 entry, the specialist aptitude tests will be held in October and November 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 28 September 2020 12 and 13 October 2020
Chestnut Grove Academy – up to 30 specialist places each in Art & Design and Modern Foreign Languages Return the SIF by 13 November 2020 28 November 2020

Saint Cecilia's Church of England School – 10 foundation and 5 open specialist places in Music

Return the SIF by 12 October 2020 Preliminary assessment 15 October 2020 and final assessment 22 October 2020

Provision of Specialist Test Scores

Schools will provide you with your child’s specialist test score directly. If, following receipt of the test score(s), you wish to amend your school preferences, you can do so by emailing the Pupil Services Team at admissions@wandsworth.gov.uk 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.