The application process for children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 starts on 1 September 2021.  The closing date was 31 October 2021. If you have recently moved or your circumstances have changed an on-time application can be accepted up until 10 December 2021 if evidence is provided. Applications received without an explanation or evidence will be processed as late applications and will not be considered until after all on-time applications. 

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 Transfer to Secondary School 2022 - application booklet 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.

Open events

Open evenings have been scheduled under the Covid rules in place at the time of going to print. Please be aware that these are subject to change and we would recommend that you check the school websites for up-to-date information.

The following table gives the information currently available together with the website address for each school.

Merton School School web address and 2021 open event information
Harris Academy Merton 

Wednesday 15 September 2021 from 5pm, last entry at 7.30pm.

Harris Academy Morden for more information.

Harris Academy Wimbledon 

Open evening: Tuesday 5 October 2021. Open mornings: Thursday 7, Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 October 2021 by appointment only.

Raynes Park High School

Open evening: Thursday 16 September 2021. Open mornings: Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th October at 9am. Places at open mornings need to be booked.

Ricards Lodge High School

Open evening: Tuesday 28 September 2021. Open days: Monday 4 to Friday 8 October 2021. All events for current Year 6 only.

Rutlish School

Open evening: Thursday 23 September 2021. Open mornings: Thursday 30
September 2021 and Friday 1 October 2021. All events for Year 6 only and must
be booked in advance via school website.

St Mark's Church of England Academy for more information.

Ursuline High School

Open evening: Wednesday 15 September. Open mornings: Monday 20 September to Friday 8 October. Limited ticketed events only. All events are for one Year 6 student and one parent only. Sign up by Monday 6 September via school website.

Wimbledon College

Open evening: Thursday 30 September 2021, 5pm to 8pm. Open mornings: Monday 4 October 2021 and Tuesday 5 October 2021 at 9am. By appointment only.

Open evening dates for schools outside Merton are available from individual school websites.

Important dates

The key dates for the Transfer to Secondary process can be found in the following table.

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.

Date Activity
September to October 2021 Online applications can be made.
22 October 2021

Recommended date for parents to submit their application if they are applying using a paper form

​29 October 2021 ​Last opportunity to speak to School Admissions before the closing date.
31 October 2021 Closing date for supplementary forms for Ursuline High School.
31 October 2021 Closing date for supplementary forms for Wimbledon College.
31 October 2021 Closing date for applications. Applications received after this date will be regarded as late.
10 December 2021 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 2022 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 2022 Admissions appeals.
July 2022 Students transferring to Merton secondary schools spend a day at their new school.

Contact us

School Admissions Team
Civic Centre