Specialist aptitude tests

Customer notice

As schools are currently closed, standard in year admissions to Wandsworth schools have been suspended until further notice. Any applications received will be processed once schools re-open.

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

The specialist aptitude tests are now held in September 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), and 
  2. Return it to the school by the relevant closing date. 

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 2019 20 September 2019
Chestnut Grove Academy – up to 30 specialist places each in Art & Design and Modern Foreign Languages Return the SIF by 6 September 2019 14 September 2019

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

Return the SIF by 13 September 2019 Preliminary assessment 20 September 2019 and final assessment 27 September 2019

Testing will take place in September and you will be advised of the test results before the main closing date for applications (31 October).

This will enable you to assess whether to proceed with application for a specialist aptitude place. If you do, you must list the school as a preference on your online application or Common Application Form.