Saint Cecilia’s has a distinctive  Christian ethos at its heart and provides an inclusive, caring and supportive environment where children learn and flourish in a setting shaped by Christian values. We welcome applications from all members of the community and ask all parents/carers and applicants to respect the Christian ethos of our school and recognise its importance to our community.

Saint Cecilia’s participates in the co-ordinated admission scheme of Wandsworth Council. The school also adheres to the common timetable for admissions, including the arrangements for dealing with applications received after the closing date as set out in Wandsworth Council’s scheme.

How to apply

Step 1:

Check our Admissions:

Admission Policy 2020-21

Applicants must complete their home local authority’s Common Application Form available at

Step 2:

Applicants who wish to be considered for Foundation and/or Specialist Music places, must also complete the supplementary information form(s) .  These forms are included within the Choose a Wandsworth School booklet and are available below.

Foundation Place Form

Specialist Music Place Form     

These forms must be returned to our school.

Step 3:

If you are applying for a Foundation place, the school will write to the minister or priest of your church for a reference and to confirm that you meet the criteria. Please note that attendance of twice a month for at least two years is required to meet the Foundation criteria.

Open places will be offered to children living nearest to the school using a straight line measurement.

Step 4:

Applicants who have applied for a Specialist Music Place will be invited to take a specialist music aptitude test at the school in the Autumn term.

Specialist Music Places entry – September 2020: additional information for parents

Step 5:

Outcome letters are sent to all applicants by Wandsworth Council – Spring term.

Further information on the steps involved and our admissions criteria is available here:

Admission Policy 2020-21

Mid-year admissions

Mid-year applications can be made at any time throughout the year, but it should be noted that this will generally result in being placed on the waiting list as vacancies rarely arise. When a vacancy does arise, the applicant who best meets the Governing Body’s admissions criteria will be offered the place, regardless of how long she or he has been on the waiting list. 

More information about mid-year admissions

Sixth Form admissions (step by step guide):

The dates below are approximate – please always refer to the individual letters sent nearer the time of each stage of the admissions process.

First week in October:
Sixth Form Open Evening – current Year 11s and external applicants are welcome to attend. Presentations from the Headteacher and Director of Sixth Form, opportunity to visit the Sixth Form area, speak to teachers and obtain further information. Visitors receive the ‘Post 16 Information Booklet’ with the available subject block options. Prospective students are asked to complete a ‘Consultation Request Form’ and return it back to school.

Prospective students (internal and external) to return their completed ‘Consultation Request Form’.

Last week of November/first week of December:
Reference letters requests sent out by the Admissions Manager.

Last week of December:
Letters sent to prospective applicants with their ‘Consultation Meeting’ date and time.

Saturdays Consultation meetings take place in school, verbal conditional offers given where appropriate and candidates are asked to complete an application form.

Conditional letters sent to applicants, reply clips returned.

Freshers’ week.

Offers confirmed (external applicants).
Enrolment day (internal applicants).

Enrolment (external applicants).

Further information:

For further information about admissions please contact the Admissions Manager.


Tel: 020 8780 1244

Appeal arrangements

If you have not been offered a place at Saint Cecilia’s the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held at the school.

If you wish to appeal, please download the Appeals Form. You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

Appeals timetable
Appeals – a guide to parents/carers

Admission to Saint Cecilia’s Sixth Form
SEND Provision
Open Events
Main School and Sixth Form Booklets
Foundation Place Form
Specialist Music Place Form

Admission Policy 2019-2020
Sixth Form Admissions Policy 2019/20
Sixth Form Consultation Request Form

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