About the Year 6 test

The test is designed to provide the Wandsworth secondary schools that use partial-selection or fair banding as part of their admission criteria with the data they need to make offer decisions. The test data is also useful to provide contextual information for Wandsworth primary schools.

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 was held in September 2021 for children starting secondary school in 2022. However, a further test date has been arranged for 11 December for those unable to sit the test in September.

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

The deadline for test registrations has now passed.

You must register 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 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. 

The closing date for to register to sit the test in September was 22 August 2021. However, a further test date has been arranged for 11 December for those unable to sit the test in September.

The closing date for test registration was 31 October 2021. Please ensure that the email address you provide is the same one you will use on the eAdmissions website to apply for schools and is a personal address you can monitor on the weekend in case we need to update you urgently.

We will write to you by email with details of where and when your child will take the test. Please note that the test venue will not necessarily be a school you have applied to. Invitations will be emailed on or before Friday 3 December 2021.

Extra time requests

Extra time request forms must be submitted by 31 October 2021.

Test dates

Children in Wandsworth state primary schools

If your child attends a state primary school in Wandsworth, he/she will have usually taken the test at school on Thursday 23 September 2021. If he/she was unable to take the test on that date, please speak with the school and they will make the arrangements to sit the test on an alternative date.

Children not attending a Wandsworth state primary school

If you registered for the test by 22 August your child will have been invited to sit the test at one of the borough's test centres on Saturday 25 September 2021. If your child was unable to sit the test on this day, a further test date has been arranged for 11 December. Please see registration section above for further details.

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. 

Wandsworth test scores

If your child sat the test in September, you will be notified of your child's test results in the week commencing 18 October 2021. If your child attends a Wandsworth primary school you will be notified via their school. Otherwise, we will notify you by email directly on the evening of Tuesday 19 October 2021. Find out more about marking and results.

If your child sits the test in December, you will receive the results in January.

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

There is currently very limited telephone access to the Pupil Services Team. For any queries, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Pupil Services contact details:

Telephone: 020 8871 7316
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