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The Norwood School

Important Changes to Lambeth Test 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Thank you for submitting an application listing The Norwood School as a preference.

We are writing to you with an update regarding the admissions process. As you will be aware, the school was due to hold our banding test on Saturday 14 November 2020 for all applicants for the Year 7 cohort. As you may have already seen on the school’s webpage and the Lambeth secondary school admissions page (, in light of the ongoing pandemic and the national lockdown recently announced by the government, Lambeth Council has applied for a formal variation to cancel the admission test this year. The school’s shared test arrangements usually involve thousands of children and we believe that it is not feasible nor safe in the current climate to run the test this year. We can confirm therefore that the test will not be held on Saturday 14 November. 

After we have received the outcome of our variation request submitted to the Office of School Adjudicator (OSA), we will publish on the school’s and Lambeth Council’s webpages the OSA  decision and required changes to the school’s admissions policy, in due course. 

The above statement relates to Lilian Baylis Technology School and The Norwood School, and you will receive a separate email if you have applied for both. If you have applied to any of the other schools that share the test arrangements (Archbishop Tenison's School, Dunraven School, Lambeth Academy, The London Nautical School, Platanos College and St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls), please check directly with them to find out about any possible changes to their admissions this year. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Lambeth School Admissions Team by email to