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Moving On To Secondary School

Year 6

Applications for a Wandsworth Secondary School place for September 2021

Apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk between 1st September 2020 and the final deadline of 31st October 2020.

Please ensure all applications are completed before the deadlines. Wandsworth Council advises parents to submit their application before the half term holiday. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered in the first wave of offers.

Check the "Choose A Wandsworth Secondary School Brochure below for the individual schools' deadlines for applications for a specialist place.

Information about Wandsworth Secondary Schools 

How to Apply 

Wandsworth Council require you to apply online via their website.

  • Applications for a place in September 2021 open on 1st September 2020 and close on 31st October 2020.
  • 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 2021.

Specialist Places 




Wandsworth Year 6 Test 

Our Year 6 children will take the Wandsworth Year 6 Test at school in December 2020.
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 logo.

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. 

A paper copy can be ordered from Wandsworth Council Pupil Services

Email: admissions@wandsworth.gov.uk
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. Most schools have Open Days in October.  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.


We are proud at Swaffield that we prepare our children so well for their transition to secondary school.

We hold meetings at the end of Year 5 for parents to help them make an informed decision, with their child, about the right school for them. The whole process can be very stressful but we are always here to help.

Our Year 6 children have moved on to or had offers from the following schools in the past few years:

  • Ark Putney Academy
  • Ashcroft Technology Academy
  • Bolingbroke Academy
  • Burntwood School
  • Carshalton Boys’ Sports College
  • Carshalton High School for Girls
  • Chestnut Grove Academy
  • Emanuel School
  • Ernest Bevin College
  • Fulham Boys’ School
  • Fulham Cross Girls’ School
  • Graveney School
  • Grey Court School
  • Harris Academy Battersea
  • Lady Margaret School
  • Old Palace of John Whitgift (girls)
  • Raynes Park High School
  • Ricards Lodge High School
  • Southfields Academy
  • St Cecilia Church of England School
  • Streatham & Clapham High School
  • Ursuline High School
  • Wallington Grammar
  • Whitgift School (boys)
  • Wimbledon College