Apply for a secondary school place 2023-24

Use this guide to help you when applying for a secondary school place for the 2023 – 24 academic year

Admissions tests

Some schools require children to sit a test. It is vital that your child sits the tests required for the schools you apply for, otherwise this will significantly reduce the likelihood of your child gaining a place at the school.

Tests for Lambeth schools

In Lambeth the ability banding test is used to ensure children of all abilities are considered for a place. The date for the test is Saturday 12 November 2022, and is required for the following schools:

  • Dunraven School
  • Lilian Baylis Technology School
  • The Norwood School
  • Platanos College

Your child will be invited to sit the test once an on time SIF has been received by the relevant school.

In addition to this The Norwood School has bursary auditions on 15 October 2022.

Tests for schools in other boroughs

For details about tests for schools in other boroughs please contact the school or borough directly, in particular for the Wandsworth admissions test.