Secondary Transfer

Moving to a Wandsworth Secondary School

Children leave primary school and move onto secondary school at the end of Year 6.

However, pupils and their families need to start planning the move to secondary school in the September their child starts in Y6.

Wandsworth Borough Council hold several meetings for parents in September each year, to support them to understand the application process that they will need to follow in order to apply for a place in any Wandsworth secondary school.

In early September we will send home a copy of the guidance booklet published by Wandsworth Borough Council: Choose a Wandsworth Secondary School, to every Year 6 pupil at Falconbrook Primary School.

This is a comprehensive guide, which outlines the application process for Wandsworth secondary schools.

This booklet also gives details of the open days and evening that are arranged so that parents and children can visit the secondary schools.

It is important for parents to visit any school they are planning to apply for, with their child, before completing their application.

Applications are made online.

If any parent would like additional support with this process please contact the school office and we will arrange for an experienced member of staff to discuss any concerns or questions that you may have.


Telephone: 0207 228 7706

All Year 6 pupils in Wandsworth take a test in September. The purpose of this test is to provide information to secondary schools as they plan their intakes.

Some Wandsworth schools select their pupils and require them to take an additional test as part of their selection process.

Parents are informed, by Wandsworth Borough Council, of the school that their child has been given a place at in March. If a parent is not happy with the school they have been allocated they are able to appeal. Not all appeals are successful.

Please speak to the head teacher before you turn down the offer of a place in a secondary school, as we may be able to offer you additional advice and help.

The children at Falconbrook have transferred to the following secondary schools in recent years:

  • Ashcroft Technology Academy
  • Bolingbroke Academy
  • Burntwood
  • Chestnut Grove
  • Ernest Bevin College
  • Harris Academy Battersea
  • Hurlingham and Chelsea
  • St John Bosco
  • Southfields Academy
  • St Cecilia’s
  • Ricards Lodge

Moving to a secondary school outside of Wandsworth Borough

If you want to apply for a secondary school place outside of Wandsworth you will still need to make the application via Wandsworth

Contacting the School

Address:Falconbrook Primary School
Wye Street
SW11 2LX

Telephone:020 7228 7706

Fax:020 7228 0803

HeadteacherStella Smith

Deputy HeadSarah Pieniek-Jones

Chair of GovernorsSteven Jones

Business ManagerKate Anthony

SENCOSheila Tugwell