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 2023.

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.


If you registered by the deadline of 11 September, 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 or before Friday 23 September 2022.

Test dates

The date the test is taken varies depending on the type of primary school your child is currently attending. 

If your child attends a state primary school in Wandsworth and you have registered for the test by 11 September, he/she will take the test at school on Thursday 29 September 2022. If he/she will be unable to take the test on that date, please discuss this with the school and they can make arrangements to take the test on an alternative date.

Children in independent schools and schools in other boroughs, who have been registered for the test by 11 September, will be invited to take the test at one of the borough's test centres on Saturday 1 October 2022.

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


If your child takes the test on 29 September or 1 October, you will be notified by email of your child's test results by Wednesday 26 October 2022. 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.


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Telephone: 020 8871 7316