Specialist aptitude tests

For 2024 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 25 September 2023 16 and 17 October 2023
Chestnut Grove Academy - up to 30 specialist places each in Art and Design and Modern Foreign Languages Complete the Chestnut Grove SIF on the school's website by midday on 8 September 2023 16 September 2023 (9am to 12 noon)

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

Complete the Saint Cecilia SIF on the school's website by 9 October 2023 Preliminary assessment 12 October 2023 and final assessment 17 October 2023

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.