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Moving from primary to secondary school 2015

Starting Secondary School 2015 Booklet (8.2MB)

Offer letters are posted to all applicants by first class post on 2 March 2015. Online applicants will receive an email notifying them of their outcome in the evening of 2 March 2015. After you have received your email, you should be able to check and accept your place online.

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 2015.

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.






of staff

Furthest distance offered

Raynes Park

240 places
575 applications received

10 - - 28 1 All on time applications received an offer

Ricards Lodge

240 places
716 applications received

3 1 - 45 - 3377.24


240 places
648 applications received

7 - - 45 1 2804m

Harris Academy Merton

180 places
831 applications received

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

Harris Academy Morden

180 places
474 applications received

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

St Mark's CofE Academy

180 places
387 applications received

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


210 places
947 applications received

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

Wimbledon College

199 places
832 applications received

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

* SEN: Child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs
 LAC: Children who are currently in the care of a local authority or were immediately prior to adoption

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

Waiting lists are held in order of the published admissions criteria for the school. This means that a child can go down the list as well as up if new applications are received that rank higher.

The waiting lists for Merton schools will be kept open until 31 December 2015. If we are able to offer a place from a school’s waiting list before that date, we will write to you.

Waiting list positions for Merton community schools will be available from School Admissions after 13 April 2015. To find out waiting list information for a school outside the London Borough of Merton, or for a school in Merton that is its own admission authority, you will need to contact them directly:

Harris Academy Merton (020 8623 1000) Please contact the school
Harris Academy Morden (020 8687 1157) Currently no waiting list
St Mark's Church of England Academy (020 8648 6627) Currently no waiting list
Ursuline High School (020 8255 2688) Please contact the school
Wimbledon College (020 8946 2533) 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 6622 School admissions at -
Surrey County Council 08456 009 009 School admissions at -

Letters and reply slips

Letters were posted to all applicants and will arrive from 3 March 2015. If you have not received your letter by Monday 9 March 2015, please contact us for a replacement.  Please do not return the reply slip if you have accepted online or you wish to accept your first preference school. Places should be accepted by 16 March 2015.

Reply slips for late applications and places offered from the waiting lists must be returned within the time detailed in the letter.

Second round of offers

A second round of offers will take place towards the beginning of April. Late applications are added to the waiting list and the allocations are run for all places that are available. Late applicants will receive an outcome letter and any on-time applicants being offered from the waiting list will also receive a letter. If you have already been offered a school and are on the waiting list, you will not be sent a further letter until we are 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 2015 Application Form. If you would like to name additional preferences please can you make the request in writing. All late preferences are included in the second round of offers. After the second round of offers, places 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 treated as 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 2016

If your child is in current Year 5 and you would like to apply to transfer to Secondary School in September 2016 you will be able to apply online from 1 September 2015. Application packs will be distributed through Merton Primary Schools during the first two weeks of term in September 2015. 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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This page was last updated on Tuesday 2 June 2015