Open events for children starting secondary school from September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009, they will be due to start secondary school from September 2020. The application process will begin from 1 September and full details on how to apply will be available on our website from September. For parents who will be applying for their child to start secondary school from September 2020, the following table gives the dates of open events for Merton schools.

Merton School2019 open evening (no appointment required)2019 open morning
Harris Academy Merton18 September - 5pm - 7.30pm25 September by appointment only
Harris Academy Morden2 October - 5.30pm - 8pm8 October, 9 October, 10 October - all 9am
Harris Academy Wimbledon 24 September - 5pm - 8pm1, 3, 8 and 10 October, all by appointment only
Raynes Park High School16 September - 4.30pm - 7.30pm7 October to 11 October, from 9am
Ricards Lodge High School17 September - 5.30pm - 8pm24 and 25 September, starting at 9.15am
Rutlish School17 September - 6pm - 8.30pm26 and 27 September, 3 and 4 all by appointment only
St Mark's Church of England Academy3 October - 5pm - 7.30pm9, 16, 23 and 30 October, starting at 9am
Ursuline High School18 September - 6.30pm - 8.30pm23 to 27 September at 9am and 11am for Year 6 students only
Wimbledon College26 September - 5.30pm - 8.30pm30 September and 1 October at 9am by appointment only

Applying for a Secondary school place starting in September 2019

The application process for children born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 will begin on 1 September 2018. If your child was born between these dates please read the following information carefully and ensure you have submitted your online application by 31 October 2018.

We would urge all parents to read through the starting secondary school information online. If you are unable to do this, a copy of the Starting Secondary School 2019 information can be downloaded.

Full details of Merton's admission arrangements can be found on our website, however the information provided on these pages contains everything you need in order to make an application.

The key dates for the Transfer to Secondary process can be found in the following table. These dates are for children born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008. Please ensure that you meet the date for submitting your online application. Submitting a late application could seriously jeopardise your chances of being offered a place at one of your preferred schools.

September to October 2018Online applications can be made.
19 October 2018Recommended date for parents to submit their application if they are applying using a paper form.
31 October 2018 Closing date for supplementary forms for Ursuline High School.
31 October 2018 Closing date for supplementary forms for Wimbledon College.
31 October 2018 Closing date for applications. Applications received after this date will be regarded as late.
11 December 2018 Closing date for applications that have been classified as 'late for good reason'. The reason and evidence must also be included with the application. For more information on late applications visit the website.
1 March 2019 Offer day. Letters are posted to applicants who applied using a paper form. Parents who applied online will be able to view the outcome of their application from the evening of 1 March.

May to June 2019

Admissions appeals.
July 2019Students transferring to Merton secondary schools spend a day at their new school.
September 2019Students start at their new secondary school.

Open events

The following table gives the dates of open events for Merton schools

Merton School2018 open evening(no appointment required)2018 open morning
Harris Academy Merton

19 September


No open mornings planned
Harris Academy Morden

10 October


9am on the following days

20 September
25 September
3 October
16 October

Harris Academy Wimbledon

25 September

5pm - 8pm

October 2
October 4
October 9

All by appointment only 

Raynes Park High School

27 September


8 October to 12 October, all at 9.15am.
Ricards Lodge High School

18 September


25 and 26 September, starting at 9:15am

Rutlish School

18 September


20 September
21 September
27 September
28 September
4 October
5 October
12 October
18 October

All by appointment only

St Mark's Church of England Academy

4 October

5pm - 7.30pm

10 October
17 October
31 October

All starting at 9am

Ursuline High School

19 September


24 to 28 September, 9am and 11am  (by appointment only
Wimbledon College

27 September


1 and 2 October (by appointment only)

Open evening dates for schools outside Merton are available from individual school websites. If you miss the event you should contact the school to see if they are holding any additional viewing opportunities.