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
Check our Admissions:
Applicants must complete their home local authority’s Common Application Form available at www.eadmissions.org/uk/eAdmissions/app.
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 our school.
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.
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.
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:
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 complete the Appeal Form or telephone 020 8780 1244 and a form will be sent to you. 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 2018 (information on appeals timetable will be published here soon).
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 Information Booklet and Sixth Form Information Booklet
Foundation Place Form
Specialist Music Place Form
Admissions Policy 2017/18
Admission Policy 2018/2019
Sixth Form Admissions Policy 2018/19
Sixth Form Consultation Request Form