About the Year 6 test

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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

Exceptionally for 2020, the Wandsworth Year 6 admissions test will be held in December 2020  rather than in September for children starting secondary school in 2021. This is in light of the uncertainty of when schools will be able to fully open again, and in recognition of how busy pupils and schools are likely to be in September.

This means that for 2021 transfer, if you apply for a place at Ashcroft Technology Academy, Burntwood School, Chestnut Grove Academy, Ernest Bevin College or Graveney School, your child will be invited to sit the test in December.

There will be no need to register for the test in advance of making an application. If your child attends a state primary school in Wandsworth, they will take the test at school.

Test dates

Children in Wandsworth state primary schools

If your child attends a state primary school in Wandsworth, they will take the test at school during school time, normally on 3 December 2020.

The school will make all the arrangements for this.

Children not attending a Wandsworth state primary school

If you apply for a place at Ashcroft Technology Academy, Burntwood School, Chestnut Grove Academy, Ernest Bevin College or Graveney School your child will be invited to take the test at one of the borough's test centres on 5 December 2020. 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 January 2021. If your child attends a Wandsworth primary school you will be notified via their school. Otherwise, we will notify you directly by email. 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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