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The Norwood School

Oversubscription and Banding

We are proud to offer bursaries to students who show a natural aptitude and passion for the Arts.

Criteria and method for allocating places

Lambeth Council, as the admission authority for all Lambeth community schools, will comply, wherever possible, with parents/carer’s wishes where they have expressed a preference for a particular school. Nevertheless, if there are more applications than places available the published arrangements and criteria will be used to determine who can be offered. 

Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs/Education Health Care Plan that name The Norwood School will, by law, be offered a place first. All applicants will be placed in one of seven bands - bursary, five ability bands and a band for those without a test score.

Ability banding

All children applying for admission to The Norwood School in Year 7 will be required to take 3 tests: a Verbal Reasoning test, a Numeracy test and a Non Verbal Reasoning test. The children who have taken the test will receive first priority and be considered for a place at The Norwood School before those who have not taken the test. In cases of continued oversubscription after the full allocation of places, a place will only become available to a child who has not taken the test once all other children remaining on the oversubscription waiting list for places (that have sat the test) have been offered a place.

Where the school is over-subscribed, the school’s admissions authority will use their admission criteria to determine the order (rank) in which applicants will be offered places.

Children who are eligible for a bursary place will have their names placed in the school’s bursary band. All applicants will be placed in one of seven bands - bursary, five ability bands and a band for those without a test score.

An admissions authority may require parents/carers to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) requesting information which is not contained on the CAF, eg. Church attendance. This form is obtained from the school or www.lambeth.gov.uk/admissions and needs to be sent back to the school and not the borough by the schools deadline.

You can apply online by visiting: www.lambeth.gov.uk/eadmissions  and complete the Common Application Form.