About the Year 6 test

As well as being a way of assessing the ability of all year 6 pupils, the test has been designed to provide Wandsworth secondary schools with the information they need before offering places.

If your child has an EHCP, they do not have to take the test. If your child receives SEN support, view the test structure for more information.

Timing of the test

The Wandsworth Year 6 admissions test will be held in September 2019 for children starting secondary school in 2020.

This is a requirement of the national admissions code and will help you to assess whether your child may be eligible for a selective (ability) place at Burntwood School, Ernest Bevin College or Graveney School before making an application.

You must ensure that your child can take the test on the set date. Only in exceptional circumstances will there be an opportunity to take the test on another day.

Registration

Online registration has closed.

You must have registered your child for the test if:

  • You are considering applying for a place at Ashcroft Technology Academy or Chestnut Grove Academy or a selective (ability) place at Burntwood School, Ernest Bevin College or Graveney School; and
  • Your child attends an independent school, a state primary school outside of Wandsworth or is educated otherwise

If your child attends a state primary school in Wandsworth, he/she will take the test at school and there is no need to register for the test.

Please note that if you are considering applying for Ashcroft Technology Academy or Chestnut Grove Academy your child must sit the Year 6 admissions test. Without this, the school(s) will not be able to place your child in an ability band.

Test dates

Children in Wandsworth state primary schools

If your child attends a state primary school in Wandsworth, he/she will take the test at school during school time, normally on 19 September 2019.

The school will make all the arrangements for this.

Children not attending a Wandsworth state primary school

If you registered for the test by 6 September your child will take the test at one of the borough's test centres on 21 September 2019. We will write to you by email with details of where and when your child will take the test.

Please ensure that your child takes the test on the set date. Unless there are exceptional reasons, it may not be possible for an alternative date to be arranged.

Test results

You will be notified of your child's test results in the week commencing 14 October 2019. If your child attends a Wandsworth primary school you will be notified via their school. Otherwise, we will notify by email directly. Find out more about marking and results.

Specialist aptitude test

If you are considering applying for a specialist aptitude place at a Wandsworth school, you will have to take the particular school's aptitude test as well as the Wandsworth Year 6 Test.

Further information about specialist aptitude tests.

Contact

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