About the Year 6 test

Some Wandsworth secondary schools use partial-selection or fair banding as part of their admission criteria. The Year 6 admissions test is designed to provide these schools with the data they need to make offer decisions. The test data is also useful to provide contextual information for Wandsworth primary schools.

We are now accepting test registrations for children starting secondary school in 2025.

All children applying for Ashcroft Technology Academy, Burntwood School, Chestnut Grove Academy or Graveney School must be registered to be invited to take the test.

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.


Registration will be available from 20 May to 4 September 2024.

You must register your child for the test if you are considering applying for any place at Ashcroft Technology Academy or Chestnut Grove Academy or a selective place at Burntwood School or Graveney School.

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.

The closing date for test registration is 4 September 2024.

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 are considering applying to. Invitations will be emailed on Friday 13 September 2024.

Start registration

Extra time requests

Children receiving SEN support may be eligible to have extra time to take the test. All parents seeking extra time for their child must submit an extra time request form by 4 September 2024. Find out more about who is eligible for extra time and how to apply.

Test dates

The test will be held over three days during term time – Thursday 26 September, Friday 27 September and Monday 30 September 2024 – at a secondary school test venue. As far as possible pupils from the same primary school will sit the test on the same day and at the same test venue.  

You must ensure that your child can take the test on the set date. Unless there are exceptional reasons, it will not be possible for an alternative date to be arranged. 


If your child takes the test in September, you will be notified by email of your child's test results on or before 23 October 2024. 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.


Pupil Services contact details:

Telephone: 020 8871 7316