Founded in 2007, Ashcroft Technology Academy is a state secondary school and sixth-form for students aged 11-18 in West Hill, London. In recent years, the school has undergone extensive refurbishment, which includes a purpose-built sixth-form and Autism Resource Centre. The school is named after Lord Michael Ashcroft and is a registered charity. Ashcroft has been awarded the Investors in People, Charter Mark, and the School Achievement Award.
Registration Closing Date: September (year before entry)
Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: GL Assessment
Results Date: October
Allocations Date: March
Appeals Hearings: June, July
Admissions Info: [email protected], 020 8871 7316
Before registering for a place at Ashcroft Technology Academy, students and parents are encouraged to visit the school during one of its Open Events which take place at various dates throughout June and September. There are limited spaces for these events and parents are asked to express their interest by email at [email protected], or by telephone on 020 8812 3551.
As part of the Wandsworth Schools admissions process, students need to take the Wandsworth Year 6 Test before completing a Common Application Form from their Local Authority. The CAF can be completed online, here and although late applications are accepted, they will only be processed after the initial offer date.
For more information on choosing a secondary school in Wandsworth, the local authority has a very useful booklet full of information about the admissions process for each school.
The trustees of Ashcroft Technology Academy are responsible for admitting students into the school. Each year, 240 students are admitted into Year 7, with 24 students offered a place based on their aptitude for technology.
All students (even those applying through the aptitude test) are required to take the Wandsworth Year 6 Test. In the first instance, places are offered to students with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan. Then, in cases where there are more than 240 Year 7 applicants, the schools uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:
All students who apply to Ashcroft Technology Academy are required to take the Wandsworth Year 6 Test. The test is designed to provide the school with an indication of each applicant’s academic ability. The Wandsworth Test is prepared by the exam board GL Assessment and includes two papers:
Students will have the chance to take a practice session before each test begins. There will also be a break between the two tests. Questions are presented on a pre-printed answer sheet, in a multiple-choice format.
Papers are marked electronically and are age-standardised. Test results are emailed to parents in October.
More information on the Wandsworth Year 6 Test is provided on the local authority website.
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The information provided about the Wandsworth Year 6 Test was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. Contact details are provided within the post.
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