St. Michael's CE School

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“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”

Secondary Transfer 2024 ENTRY

At St. Michael’s we view the transition to secondary school as a major event in our pupils’ educational journey. It is one where parents and pupils begin the process of visiting new schools and thinking ahead to the future. 

The whole experience can be a daunting one but we hope with the advice and guidance we give as a school we can alleviate some of the stresses involved. The positive impact of having these robust procedures in place eases the transition from Key Stage 2 through to Key Stage 3 and supports parents in making choices for their children. 

Please click on the links below to access information relating to secondary transfer. Please note it relates to  2023 Entry but all will be updated in due course.  It will give parents an overview of the process.: Local Authority Secondary Transfer Information Leaflet. The information will give an overview of the process for parents whose children will be going through the process from September 2023 for September 2024 entry.

2024 Secondary Transfer Process

Here are some informative links that will help parents through the secondary school process. This will help parents plan for admissions in 2024.  

Information will be updated when information becomes available.  The date in bold indicates it has been updated. The overall process remains the same.

Local Authority School Leaflet

General Information and Presentations


The Wandsworth Test 2023 -  Please note the changes to the arrangements for the September 2023 test.

There will be changes to the arrangements for the Wandsworth Year 6 Admissions Test from Autumn 2023.  The test will now be held for all pupils in secondary school test centres over the period 27-29 September removing the requirement for primary schools to host the test for their pupils.  To reduce disruption for families and schools, pupils will sit the test on the same day and test venue as far as possible.  Further details will follow at the start of the summer term.

Please click on the link below for the Local Authority Secondary transfer Booklet and forms information.

When read with the school information, parents will have a very good understanding of the whole process :

Secondary Transfer Information for children with an EHCP 

For Children who have an Education, Health, Care Plan and are in Year 5 (2022-2023)

Children with EHCP do not apply for secondary schools through the typical application process. Instead, the Special Needs Assessment Section (SNAS) ask you for your preferences and then consult with schools on your behalf. Pupils with an EHCP do not have to sit the Wandsworth Secondary Admissions test.

Please see the attached document for further information: Moving from Primary to Secondary with an EHCP

Reference Charges for Independent School Applications

Parents are asked to note: Each application takes precious time and resources away from the core teaching responsibilities and therefore we request a contribution of £20 for each individual reference  / assessment report to the school via ParentMail which is in line with other local primary schools. Parents will be notified when payment needs to be made upon receipt of a reference request from an independent school.