Specialist aptitude tests

For 2023 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 Ashcroft SIF by 12 September 2022 26 and 27 September 2022
Chestnut Grove Academy - up to 30 specialist places each in Art and Design and Modern Foreign Languages Return the Chestnut Grove SIF by midday on 9 September 2022 17 September 2022

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

Return the Saint Cecilia SIF by 10 October 2022 Preliminary assessment 13 October 2022 and final assessment 20 October 2022

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.