Secondary Admissions

 

ADMISSION TO YEAR 7 — SEPTEMBER 2021 ENTRY

LATEST: The Banding Test goes ahead on Saturday 28th November. Individual invites were emailed and posted as well, to the contact details registered on the eAdmissions application, on Tuesday 24th November. 

Applicants must attend their designated site, arrive at 9:00am and be collected at 10:00am. They will be registered and dismissed by their individual Banding Test Number

Please note:

  • Students who are late will be unable to take the test, there are no alternative dates.
  • Students will be registered by staff at each campus. Parents/Carers cannot come on site due to the numbers we are expecting but there will be staff to guide the students into school.
  • Parking will not be available – please travel to school by foot or by public transport wherever possible to ease congestion in the local area.
  • Students should bring a face mask, their own pencil and eraser as well as a hard copy of the invite.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the School Office on 020 8202 0026 or e-mail admissions@smsj.london.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will not be able to hold our Open Day on the Stamford Raffles Campus as planned. Similarly, our Open Mornings on our Bennett House Campus have been cancelled. You can find our Virtual Open Day presentation on the opening page of the website. A virtual tour of Bennett House as well as staff and pupil presentations are available via our Youtube channel.

Applications must be submitted electronically, via your Local Authority (Barnet, Brent, Camden, Hertfordshire) by 31st October 2020.

All applicants are required to sit the (non-verbal reasoning) Banding Test on Saturday 28th November 2020.
Details to be confirmed. You can let us know if you wish to be informed of updates here.
SMSJ is not a selective school, this is not an entrance exam: the test only serves admissions (banding) purposes.

Applicants who are applying for a Foundation Place should also complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form so that the Governors on the Admission Committee can consider the application fully. The SIF must be returned to the school by 31st October 2020. Due to Covid-19 the church attendance requirement has changed, reflecting that places of worship have been closed during the lockdown period. The updated form, with the section approved by the School Adjudicator, can be found below. (As the updated form has not been available on the website from the beginning of the application period, we also accept clergy references submitted on last year's form.)

National Offer Day (school offers sent to applicants by their local authority): 1st March 2021.

Secondary Admissions Criteria_2021 entry

 

Year 7 SIF_September 2021 entry

 


Application for a Performing Arts Scholarship place in Year 7

September 2021 entry


Please find details of the application process by clicking here.

Deadlines:

  • Submission of audition videos and associated evidence to admissions@smsj.london – 5pm on 16th October 2020 (you will receive an e-mail to confirm safe receipt)
  • Shortlisting interviews (where required) – 21st to 23rd October 2020
  • Performing Arts Scholarships announced – Monday 26th October 2020

 

 

ADMISSION TO YEAR 7 — SEPTEMBER 2020 ENTRY

National Offer Day: 2nd March 2020
Find out more about offers.

Open Evening on our Stamford Raffles Campus (Downage NW4 1AB): Monday 30th September, 6.00-8.30pm.

The Open Mornings on our Bennett House Campus (Sunningfields Road NW4 4QR) are fully booked.

All applicants are required to sit the (non-verbal reasoning) Banding Test on Saturday 30th November 2019. Please find details here.
SMSJ is not a selective school, this is not an entrance exam: the test only serves admissions (banding) purposes.

Applications must be submitted electronically, via your Local Authority: Barnet, Brent, Camden.

Applicants who are applying for a Foundation Place should also complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form so that the Governors on the Admission Committee can consider the application fully. The “SIF” must be returned to the school by 31st October 2019.

Secondary Admissions Criteria 2020 entry

 

Supplementary Information Form for Year 7 September 2020 entry

 


Application process for a Performing Arts Scholarship place in Year 7

September 2020 entry

Up to 18 Performing Arts Scholarships will be offered each year to students who show a particular aptitude in one of the Performing Arts. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their Aptitude Test before the closing date for secondary applications on 31st October 2019.

When a scholarship is offered it is on the understanding that students will take part in extra-curricular activities (both sacred and secular), be ambassadors for the Performing Arts, and behave in an exemplary manner around the school at all times. In KS4, Scholars are expected to take GCSE in their specialist subject.

Applicants for Performing Arts Scholarship places who are not offered a place under this category will automatically be considered for other places at SMSJ according to any other category that may apply. Pupils who are already on roll at St Mary’s and St John’s School are also welcome to apply to become Performing Art Scholars.

Application deadline: Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Music aptitude test 1: Thursday 10th October at 4.30pm

Music aptitude test 2 (selected students from test 1): Wednesday 16th October 2019 

Drama aptitude test: Friday 11th October 2019

Dance aptitude test: Tuesday 15th October 2019

All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their Aptitude Test before the closing date for secondary applications on 31st October 2019.

Performing Arts Scholarship application form: 2020 entry for Year 7

 

Completed forms should be returned to:

Admissions Officer, SMSJ School, Bennett House, Sunningfields Road, Hendon, London NW4 4QR

The closing date for receipt of the completed form is 2nd October 2019.

Please note that to complete your secondary school application you must also name SMSJ on the CAF which you send to your Local Authority and submit the Supplementary Information Form (if applicable) to the School by 31st October 2019.

 

ADMISSION TO YEAR 7 — SEPTEMBER 2019 ENTRY

We plan to admit 180 pupils this year to Year 7 in September 2019. To be considered for a place, you must complete the Common Application Form for the local authority where you live and name the school as one of your choices on the form. This must be done by October 31st 2018. Further information about completing the Common Application Form.

Please read the admissions criteria for secondary admission for further information about admission to the school.  

Applicants who are applying for a Foundation Place should complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form so that the governors on the Admission Committee can consider the application fully. The “SIF” must be returned to the school before October 31st 2018.

Important dates:

Friday 1st March 2019 – National Offer Day: The Local Authority will email you the outcome of your application.

Please click here for the Secondary Admissions Criteria

 

Please click here for the Foundation Supplementary Information Form

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