Apply for a secondary school place for 2022-23

Use this guide to help you when applying for a secondary school place for the 2022 – 23 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 13 November 2021, and is required for the following schools:

  • Lambeth Academy
  • Lilian Baylis Technology School
  • The Norwood School
  • Platanos College

Dunraven School will be holding their test on Monday 15 November 2021, further information is available on their website.

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 16 October 2021.

More details about how the tests are used can be found in the Starting secondary school in Lambeth 2022/23 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.