Apply for a secondary school place 2024-25

Use this guide to help you when applying for a secondary school place for the 2024 – 25 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 18 November 2023, 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 supplementary form has been received by the relevant school.

In addition to this The Norwood School has bursary auditions and workshops on 14 October 2023.

More details about how the tests are used can be found in the Starting secondary school in Lambeth 2024/25 booklet

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.