Moving On To Secondary School
If your child is currently in Year 6 and will be transferring to secondary school in September 2022, you will be able to apply from 1 September 2021.
The closing date for applications via Wandsworth Council is 31st October 2021.
You can also visit Wandsworth Council's website here.
Year 6 applications for a Wandsworth Secondary School
place for September 2022
Apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk between 1st September 2021 and the final deadline of 31st October 2021.
Please ensure all applications are completed before the deadlines. Wandsworth Council advises parents to submit their application before the October half term holiday. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered in the first wave of offers.
We will upload a copy of the "Choose A Wandsworth Secondary School" Brochure as soon as we receive the digital version from Wandsworth Council.
You can visit Wandsworth Council's website here.
Information about Wandsworth Secondary Schools
- This leaflet explains the key dates and information about the process.
- We have emailed parents of Year 6 and Year 5 children a copy of the Choose A Wandsworth Secondary School brochure. You can read a copy by clicking on the image on the right.
- You can find out more about Wandsworth Secondary Schools on the Wandsworth Council website or by visiting each school's website using the links in the list below.
How to Apply
Wandsworth Council require you to apply online via their admissions website.
- Applications for a place in September 2022 open on 1st September 2021 and close on 31st October 2021.
- Visit the website: www.eadmissions.org.uk
- Or you can also use the link from Wandsworth Council's website: www.wandsworth.gov.uk/admissions
- If you do not have access to the Internet, you can request a paper copy from Wandsworth Council.
- Wandsworth Council will notify you of the outcome of your application on 1st March 2022.
If you want to apply for a specialist place in a Wandsworth school you will need to obtain the appropriate Supplementary Information Form (SIF) from the school, complete it and return it to the school by the date shown on the form and below. Testing will take place in October and November,
Wandsworth Year 6 Test
Our Year 6 children took the Wandsworth Year 6 Test at school on Thursday 23rd September 2021
You can find out more about the test on the Wandsworth Council website here.
Open Days and Evenings at Wandsworth Secondary Schools
The 'Choose a Wandsworth Secondary School' book lists these dates.
Secondary schools have open mornings and evenings in the Summer Term and the Autumn Term. Due to Covid-19 many of these are virtual tours. Please check with individual schools.
Please check each school's website for details by clicking on their name.
- Ark Putney Academy
- Ashcroft Technology Academy
- Bolingbroke Academy
- Burntwood School
- Chestnut Grove Academy
- Ernest Bevin College
- Graveney School
- Harris Academy Battersea
- Saint Cecilia's Church of England School
- St. John Bosco College
- Southfields Academy
Applications for Grammar Schools
The timetable for these schools starts much sooner and varies from school to school; open days for some are in June and July.
There are no state funded grammar schools in Wandsworth. The nearest ones are in Surrey and they are all single sex.
The schools for girls are:
- Tiffin Girls School (Kingston)
- Nonsuch High School for girls (Cheam)
- Wallington High School for Girls (Wallington)
The boys’ schools are:
- Tiffin School (Kingston)
- Sutton Grammar School (Sutton)
- Wallington County Grammar School (Wallington)
- Wilsons (Sutton)
Each school has its own entry requirements.
They all require the children to sit at least one test. You have to register in advance to take the test - different schools have different closing dates for registration, but they are usually between June and the very beginning of September.
The tests themselves usually take place in September and October. Each school has a different type of test. Some will be verbal and non-verbal reasoning; others will include an essay question and a maths test. Once your child has taken the test, you will be told if they have passed. If they have passed, you can put the school down as one of your choices on the Wandsworth schools application form.
Passing the test does not guarantee a place at the school.
If you are thinking about applying for a grammar school, it is really important that you find out the entry requirements and closing dates for each individual school early.
Applications for Independent Schools
Independent schools are not funded by the council.
There are a variety of Independent Schools in Wandsworth or within easy reach of the borough.
Copies of the brochure published by Wandsworth Council are available from the start of the autumn term and can be downloaded from their website.
Telephone: 020 8871 7316
It is advisable to start looking at least a year in advance, as places can be filled up to six months in advance. Schools usually interview prospective students and will ask for a report from your child's current school. The children that they are considering will need to sit an entrance exam, testing their levels of Literacy, Numeracy and reasoning.
Where do Swaffield pupils move onto?
We are proud at Swaffield that we prepare our children so well for their transition to secondary school. In recent years, our Year 6 children have moved onto or been offered places at a wide range of state and private secondary schools.
Our Year 6 children have secured places at the following schools recently: