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Moving from primary to secondary school 2014

Starting Secondary School 2014 Booklet (5.2MB)

The Second Round of Offers has taken place and all offers that could be made have now been sent. We will continue to offer places from the waiting list until 31 December 2014 as and when they become available.

If you have received an offer, please note that the online system is now closed and you will need to respond using the reply slip enclosed with the letter, or via email to address at the bottom of the page.

Please see your offer letter for further information about appeals, waiting lists and accepting your place. Schools will contact you in due course with admissions arrangements.

If you have not yet made an application and would like to, please contact school admissions for an application form as online applications cannot be made at this stage.

Breakdown of applications and offers for Merton schools for September 2014.

Details of how places were offered in Merton are detailed below. Please note that Voluntary Aided schools and Academies rank their own pupils and you will have to contact the school for further information about how places were allocated. This information is accurate as at 3 March 2014.







Furthest distance offered

Raynes Park

240 places
619 applications received

- - - - - All on time applications received an offer

Ricards Lodge

240 places
693 applications received

6 1 - 37 207 3566.8m


240 places
606 applications received

7 - - 35 198 3471.3m

Harris Academy Merton

180 places
759 applications received

- - - - - Please contact the school for further information.

Harris Academy Morden

180 places
443 applications received

- - - - - All on time applications received an offer

St Mark's CofE Academy

180 places
405 applications received

- - - - - All on time applicators received an offer


210 places
901 applications received

- - - - - Please contact the school for further information.

Wimbledon College

199 places
782 applications received

- - - - - Please contact the school for further information.

Further information

Central offers

If you received an offer for a school you did not name on your application form, it is known as a Central Offer. This means that we were unable to offer a place at any of the schools you named in your application. We have offered you a place at the closest school that had vacancies after all other offers had been made. We would recommend that you consider the school that you have been offered, perhaps even visiting to see what they can offer you child.

Waiting lists

You are automatically placed on the waiting list for any schools placed higher in your preference list than the one you were offered. Merton Community school waiting lists will close on 31 December 2014. If you wish to remain on the list after this time, please make your request in writing during December. Requests made before December will be disregarded.

If you would like to find out your waiting list position for any Merton Community Schools, please contact School Admissions. For any other schools, please see the tables below for details of the relevant Admission Authority.

You may go on to the waiting list for schools named lower in your preferred list as well as ones you did not name in your original application. Requests can be made either on your reply slip, through the eAdmissions service if you applied online or via email at any time, and you can be on as many waiting lists as you wish.

Harris Academy Merton Please contract the school
Harris Academy Morden Currently no waiting list
St Mark's Church of England Academy Currently no waiting list
Ursuline High School Please contact the school
Wimbledon College Please contact the school

Schools in other boroughs are maintained by their Admissions Authority, please contact them direct for further information:

  Telephone Link to school admissions
London Borough Croydon 020 8726 6400 School admissions at -
Royal Borough Kingston Upon Thames 020 8547 4610 School admissions at -
London Borough Lambeth 020 7926 9503 School admissions at -
London Borough Sutton 020 8770 5000 School admissions at -
London Borough Wandsworth 020 8871 7316 School admissions at -
Surrey County Council 08456 009 009 School admissions at -

Letters and reply slips

All offers are made by letter, please follow the instructions in the letter.. Each letter includes a reply slip. Please do not return the reply slip if you have accepted by email. Reply slips should be returned by by the date indicated on your letter

Second round of offers

The second round of offers has taken place. Late applications were added to the waiting lists and the allocations are run for all places that are available. Late applicants received an outcome letter and any on-time applicants being offered from the waiting list also received a letter. If you have already been offered a school and are on the waiting list, you will not have been sent a further letter unless we were able to offer you a place.

Late applications

If you have not made an application you will have to complete a Transfer to Secondary School 2014 Application Form. If you would like to name additional preferences please can you make the request in writing. All late preferences are offered as they are available. All late applications and additional preferences will be added to the waiting list if a lower preference is offered.

Changes to your application

All requests to change your application must be made in writing either by post or email to the addresses below. Any new preferences are late applications.


If you would like to appeal against  the decision not to offer you a place at one of your preferred schools, please read the Appeals page carefully. Please also see the Appeals FAQs for more information to specific questions. Please note that a preference for a single sex school is not grounds for appeal.

Applications for September 2015

If your child is in current Year 5 and you would like to apply to transfer to Secondary School in September 2015 you will be able to apply online from 1 September 2014. Application packs will be distributed through Merton Primary Schools during the first two weeks of term in September 2014. All Merton Secondary School open days and evenings are held in September and October however some schools in neighbouring boroughs will hold events in the summer term. Please contact the borough your preferred school is in if you would like further information. If you live outside Merton and would like a Merton booklet for information, please contact School Admissions after the last week in August.

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See also

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This page was last updated on Wednesday 23 July 2014