Open events for children starting secondary school from September 2020
The application process for children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 will begin on 1 September 2019. 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 2019.
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 2020 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 2008 and 31 August 2009. 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.
|Merton School||2019 open evening (no appointment required)||2019 open morning|
|Harris Academy Merton||18 September - 5pm - 7.30pm||25 September by appointment only|
|Harris Academy Morden||2 October - 5.30pm - 8pm||8 October, 9 October, 10 October - all 9am|
|Harris Academy Wimbledon ||24 September - 5pm - 8pm||1, 3, 8 and 10 October, all by appointment only|
|Raynes Park High School||26 September - 4.30pm - 7.30pm||7 October to 11 October, from 9am|
|Ricards Lodge High School||17 September - 5.30pm - 8pm||24 and 25 September, starting at 9.15am|
|Rutlish School||17 September - 6pm - 8.30pm||26 and 27 September, 3 and 4 all by appointment only|
|St Mark's Church of England Academy||3 October - 5pm - 7.30pm||9, 16, 23 and 30 October, starting at 9am|
|Ursuline High School||18 September - 6.30pm - 8.30pm||23 to 27 September at 9am and 11am for Year 6 students only|
|Wimbledon College||26 September - 5.30pm - 8.30pm||30 September and 1 October at 9am 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.
The key dates for the Secondary Transfer 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.
|September to October 2019||Online applications can be made.|
|19 October 2019||Recommended date for parents to submit their application if they are applying using a paper form.|
|31 October 2019 ||Closing date for supplementary forms for Ursuline High School.|
|31 October 2019 ||Closing date for supplementary forms for Wimbledon College. |
|31 October 2019 ||Closing date for applications. Applications received after this date will be regarded as late.|
|11 December 2019 ||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. |
|2 March 2020 ||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 2 March.|
|May to June 2020||Admissions appeals.|
|July 2020||Students transferring to Merton secondary schools spend a day at their new school.|
|September 2020||Students start at their new secondary school.|