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 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 School26 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

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.

DateActivity
September to October 2019Online applications can be made.
19 October 2019Recommended 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 2020Admissions appeals.
July 2020Students transferring to Merton secondary schools spend a day at their new school.
September 2020Students start at their new secondary school.