Admission to Year 7 - September 2023 Entry
We plan to admit 180 pupils into Year 7 in September 2023. To be considered for a place, applications must be submitted electronically, via your Local Authority (Barnet, Brent, Camden, Hertfordshire) by 31st October 2022.
All applicants are required to sit the (non-verbal reasoning) Banding Test. This year, the Banding Test will take place on Saturday 26th November 2022:
SMSJ Banding Test Day - Saturday 26th November 2022:
|Neale House Campus
|Bennett House Campus
|Stamford Raffles Campus
Applicants will be expected to arrive at their respective site for 9:00am, where they will be met by SMSJ staff. Please collect your child from the same site promptly at 10:00am.
As per our admissions policy, all applicants MUST attend the Banding Test.
- Applicants who are late will be unable to take the test, there are no alternative dates.
- Applicants will be registered by SMSJ staff at each Campus. Parents and Carers cannot come on site due to the numbers we are expecting but there will be staff to guide the applicants 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.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email email@example.com.
SMSJ is not a selective school, this is not an entrance exam: the test only serves admissions (banding) purposes.
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 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 2022.
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.
National Offer Day (school offers sent to applicants by their local authority): 1st March 2023.
Application Process for a Performing Arts Scholarship place in Year 7
September 2023 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 2022.
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 their specialist subject as a GCSE option.
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.
Monday 3rd October 2022
Music aptitude test 1:
Thursday 6th October 2022
Music aptitude test 2 (selected students from test 1):
Thursday 13th October 2022
Drama aptitude test:
Friday 7th October 2022
Dance aptitude test:
Wednesday 12th October 2022
All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their Aptitude Test before the closing date for secondary applications on 31st October 2022.
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 Monday 3rd October 2022.
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 2022.