Transfer to Secondary School September 2022

For children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011

Below is information on key dates, what you need to do to prepare, and some of the events coming up.

Applying for a Secondary School Place

All parents and carers who wish their child to attend a Secondary school must make an application through their home Local Authority by 31 October 2021.

Applications can be made online from 1 September 2021, and further information about how to do this will be sent to you at the start of the autumn term.

National offer day is 1 March 2022, which is when you will be notified of the outcome of your application.

Open Evenings – Provisional Dates - This information is subject to change

These are a unique opportunity to see the school buildings, facilities, and staff, and to hear from the head teachers about each school, its achievements, and plans for the future.

All Sutton Schools currently have virtual tours available on their websites which were made for the 2021 intake as they were unable to accommodate school tours to take place last year; these provide useful information about each school. Please click on each school below to view the school tour or visit each school’s website. We will send another newsletter at the start of Autumn term to advise of any revised dates. Please also continue to check the school websites for updates as well as the Cognus School Admissions Team pages.

It is important that you also consider schools which are located outside Sutton, particularly if you live close to a borough boundary with Croydon, Kingston, Merton or Surrey. You can apply for any school in any local authority, and we encourage families to apply for their local schools, whether in Sutton or in neighbouring boroughs.

The following table gives the provisional dates of open evenings for the Sutton schools. Dates of open evenings for schools outside Sutton are available from individual school websites.

Carshalton Boys Sports College

23 September 2021 4.30 – 7.00pm

Tickets available from school website

Carshalton High School for Girls

Virtual open evening

23 September 2021

Cheam High School

14 October 2021 5.30 – 8.30pm

Glenthorne High School

15 September 2021 - Fully booked ticketed event

Virtual tour available here

Greenshaw High School

Virtual open evening

16 September 2021

Harris Academy Sutton

Sat 2 October 2021 9.00 – 13.00pm

Tickets will be available in September

Nonsuch High School for Girls

Refer to the school website

Oaks Park High School

21 September 2021 5.30 – 8.30pm

Tickets available from school website

Overton Grange School

30 September 2021 5.30 – 8.30pm

Tickets available from school website

St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls

14 September 2021

click link below or see school website

By appointment only

Sutton Grammar School

22 September 2021 4.00 – 9.00pm

The John Fisher School

School tour 9 September 2021 4.00-7.00pm

Wallington County Grammar School

Virtual

Wallington High School for Girls

Virtual

Wilson’s School

21 – 30 June 2021

click link below or see school website

By Appointment only

Selection Tests, Aptitude Assessments and Supplementary Forms

Some schools will require your child to sit a test or be assessed for all or some of their places. Results are issued before the closing date for applications so that you know if your child is eligible for consideration and the school can be named on your application.

Some schools may also ask for a supplementary form to be completed. For example, this will be the case for faith designated schools which need a reference from a parish priest, but this may also apply for other schools.

Registration is normally done through the school website or a supplementary form available directly from the school. The table below gives the dates by which you must register for these tests or submit supplementary forms. If you are considering schools outside of Sutton, you should visit their websites or telephone them to obtain further details:

School

Assessment Type

Registration Deadline

Test Date                     

Carshalton High School for Girls

Music or Sport

24 September 2021

16 October

20 October

Glenthorne High School

Performing arts Workshop

 


Banding test(all Applicants)

24 September 2021

(Registration opens 1st July)


31 October 2021

 

9 and 16 October

 


20 Novewmber

 

Greenshaw High School

Eligibility test

13 August 2021

14 September

Nonsuch High School for Girls

Eligibility tests

13 August 2021

14 September

Sutton Grammar School

Eligibility tests

13 August 2021

14 September

Wallington County Grammar School

Eligibility tests

13 August 2021

14 September

Wallington High School for Girls

Eligibility tests

13 August 2021

14 September

Wilson’s School

Eligibility tests


Football Programme

13 August 2021


7th June 2021

14 September


TBC

St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls Supplementary Form Return Deadline 31 October 2021 NA
The John Fisher Supplementary Form Return Deadline 31 October 2021 NA

Following registration, invitations to test or assessments will be issued by the schools.

Greenshaw, Sutton Grammar, Wallington County Grammar, Wallington High School for Girls, Nonsuch High School for Girls and Wilson’s School run a shared selective eligibility test. To register, go to any one of these schools’ websites. You only need to register your child once.

Success in the selective eligibility test means:

  • Wallington County Grammar School & Greenshaw High School – eligible to be considered for an ability place.
  • Sutton Grammar School, Wallington High School for Girls, Nonsuch High School for Girls and Wilson’s School – eligible to sit second stage entrance examinations at the individual schools.

Success in tests or assessments for any of these schools does not guarantee an offer of a place.

Further Information

More detailed information about the application process will be issued to parents at the start of the autumn term and will be available at www.sutton.gov.uk/admissions from the end of August.

Please also see our distance to school checker available to Sutton residents on our website, which tells you which schools are close to you.

For all other enquiries relating to the school admissions process, please contact our School Admissions Team on: suttonadmissions@cognus.org.uk Telephone: 020 8770 5000