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Moving on to Secondary School

We have excellent relationship with the local secondary schools and work in partnership with them throughout the school year; extending our children's learning and preparing our Year 6 students for the next phase of their education.
Our students go on to attend some of the best local secondary schools as well as to win places at grammar and independent schools.  In recent years, the schools our children have moved on to include Raynes Park High, Ricards Lodge, Rutlish, Harris Morden, Wimbledon College, Coombe Boys', St Cecelia's Wandsworth, Glenthorne High Sutton and Sutton Grammar.


Applying for Secondary School
Applications for secondary schools are made in the first half of the Autumn term of the year in which a child is in Year 6.  At Joseph Hood, we provide an extensive service to support our parents and children through this process.  We hold several meetings for parents of our older pupils to talk through the process; these include talks from the Merton Admissions Team.  We also invite local secondary school leaders to come and talk about what their schools can offer.  Parents are then encouraged to visit as many schools as possible.  We spend time preparing the children themselves to ensure that transition is as smooth as possible.
Applications to all schools except independent fee paying schools should be made online via the Local Authority in which the child normally lives.  Parents can apply for up to six schools and these schools can be within or outside their home authority.
All secondary schools organise visits for those children accepted by them and often also come to meet the new students at our school over the Summer term.