Wilson's School

Admission to Year 7 in September 2017


Admission Criteria

Entry to Year 7

Wilson’s School takes part in Sutton’s co-ordinated scheme for secondary admissions.  The application procedure is in accordance with Sutton’s co-ordinated scheme.

This is a selective boys’ school with approximately 1125 pupils. Boys in Year 6 of primary school in September 2016 (with a date of birth from 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2006*) and deemed to be of selective ability as determined by their performance in the entrance tests will be eligible for a place at the school.  Where the number of eligible candidates for admission exceeds 180, places will be allocated according to their position in the rank order of the entrance examinations. Where candidates have the same rank order and where the admission of all would exceed the number of places available, places will be allocated in the following order:

  • firstly to candidates whose home address is within the London Borough of Sutton in the order of the distance of their home address‡ measured in a straight line from the main front door of Wilson’s School;
  • secondly to those candidates who live elsewhere in the order of the distance of their home address measured in a straight line from the main front door of Wilson's School.

Waiting List following initial allocation of places for Year 7
Following the initial allocation of places for Year 7 a single waiting list will be established for all eligible applicants who still wish to be considered for a place should a vacancy arise. Places will be offered on the basis of the rank order of the examinations. Where candidates have the same rank order places will be allocated in the same order as stated in the third paragraph above. The waiting list will be maintained until the end of the Autumn Term 2017. After 31 December 2017, parents who wish to apply for a place at the school must apply for in year admission through London Borough of Sutton on a Mid-Term Application Form.
In Year Admissions in Years 7-11 In the rare event of a vacancy occurring, all boys who have registered an interest in a place for the relevant year group either with Wilson’s School or the London Borough of Sutton will be invited to sit an entrance examination to determine selective ability and therefore eligibility for the place(s). In the event of oversubscription, the place(s) will be offered to eligible candidates in the rank order of the examination.


Right of Appeal
Parents/carers, and in the case of the entry to the Sixth Form the pupil, have a statutory right of appeal against a decision to refuse a place for which a valid application has been made.