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.
Applying for a Secondary school place starting in September 2019
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 2018||Online applications can be made.|
|19 October 2018||Recommended 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
|July 2019||Students transferring to Merton secondary schools spend a day at their new school.|
|September 2019||Students start at their new secondary school.|
The following table gives the dates of open events for Merton schools
|Merton School||2018 open evening(no appointment required)||2018 open morning|
|Harris Academy Merton|
|No open mornings planned |
|Harris Academy Morden |
9am on the following days
|Harris Academy Wimbledon|
5pm - 8pm
All by appointment only
|Raynes Park High School |
|8 October to 12 October, all at 9.15am. |
|Ricards Lodge High School |
25 and 26 September, starting at 9:15am
|Rutlish School |
All by appointment only
|St Mark's Church of England Academy |
5pm - 7.30pm
All starting at 9am
|Ursuline High School |
|24 to 28 September, 9am and 11am (by appointment only|
|Wimbledon College |
|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.