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We have created the video below with our children to tell you a bit about life at Penwortham. 

Please use the drop-down tabs to find out more about our admissions procedures. 

Applying for Reception places 

Reception Admissions

The local authority's guide below, Choose A Wandsworth Primary School, gives information about our admissions and priority area.

Everyone must apply online for a Reception place by January 2023 at or by following the link on the Wandsworth website

Please note that children with a place in our Nursery do not automatically have a place for Reception and must apply in the same way.

Please see the below information which refers to Reception places for September 2022:


Applying for Nursery places

Nursery Admissions

We have now offered all available places and our Nursery is full for September 2022. If you would like to apply for September 2023, you may do so from September 2022 using the form below. 

Please see our Nursery Admissions Policy for details about how our Nursery provision is organised.

To apply for a Nursery place, please complete the form here. The deadline for applications for a September 2023 start will be early February 2023. Please bring along proof of address and a passport/birth certificate to the school office when you have submitted your application online.

You can see a copy of Choosing Early Education in Wandsworth below to support you with any queries. Please note this refers to admissions for September 2022.


Years 1 to 6  Admissions

Parents/carers who wish to apply for a place in Penwortham for Years 1 to 6 will need to complete the admissions application form obtainable from their local authority.  

For more information from Wandsworth, please click here.

Penwortham’s local authority is Wandsworth and the majority of our pupils live within the Wandsworth Borough. The application will need to be returned to the local authority and they will send you a notification of whether or not a place can be offered. 

If you are resident in Wandsworth, you can obtain a form and further information by contacting Pupil Services Section on 0208-871-7316 or by email:

 Their postal address is:

Pupil Services Section,
Children’s Services Department,
Town Hall Extension,
Wandsworth Town Hall,
Wandsworth High Street,
London SW18 2PU.


If you are wishing to transfer your child to our school, we advise that you contact us in the first instance to make your initial enquiries so we can assist you with the process.
Please contact the local authority to find out about your admission and appeal arrangements.


if you disagree with the outcome of your application you can make an appeal.

Secondary School Admissions

Below is some information for Admission to Secondary Schools.  Parents must apply for a place in any state school in any Borough through their home council.  If there are any questions you want to ask, Pupil Services at Wandsworth Council will be pleased to help you.  Their contact details are as follows:

Telephone - 020 8871 7316

Email -

Website -

Year 6 Admissions Test

Find out more about the Year 6 test


Transfer to Secondary School - Frequently Asked Questions

Wandsworth Year 6 Admissions Test Scores Information

Important information about applying for a secondary school leaflet

The leaflet is designed to help parents who must apply for a secondary school place in October 2021 and sets out important dates and details concerning secondary school open evenings, the Wandsworth Year 6 Test, and applying for a ‘specialist’ aptitude-based place at Ashcroft Technology Academy, Chestnut Grove Academy and Saint Cecilia’s CE School.


Apply for a secondary school place



Starting School in Wandsworth

Parents must apply for a place in any state school in any Borough through their home council. Wandsworth Council provides a full-time place in a primary school Reception Class in the September of the school year in which their children reach their 5th birthday.


It is important to collect as much information as possible about the schools you want to apply for and the admission procedures.


We hope that the information we have provided above has been useful. Should you have any further enquiries regarding applying for a school place for your child, please do not hesitate to contact our school office on 0208 769 3949 and our office staff will endeavour to assist you.