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.
Year 7: places available
Saint Cecilia’s will admit 150 students to Year 7. Places are allocated as follows:
- 100 Foundation places will be offered to children who themselves or whose parents/carers are practising members of a Christian church.
- 50 Open places will be offered to children irrespective of their religious background.
- 10 Foundation and 5 Open places will be offered to children who demonstrate that they have the aptitude to benefit from a specialist course in music.
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
Applicants must complete their home local authority’s Common Application Form online – Autumn Term.
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. These forms must be returned to the school.
If you are applying for a Foundation place, the school will write to the minister of your church for a reference.
Applicants who have applied for a Specialist Music Place will be invited to take a specialist music aptitude test at the school.
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
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.
Sixth Form admissions (step by step guide):
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
Offers confirmed (external applicants)
Enrolment day (internal applicants)
Enrolment (external applicants)
For further information about admissions please contact the Admissions Manager.
Tel: 020 8780 1244
Main School Prospectus and Sixth Form Prospectus
Admissions Policy 2016/17
Foundation Place Form
Specialist Music Place Form
Music Auditions information
Sixth Form Admissions Policy 2016/17
Sixth Form Information Booklet 2016/17