Admissions & Prospectus

Applications for Year 7 must be made by 31st October the year before starting, in accordance with Sutton’s co-ordinated scheme, and places at Carshalton Boys Sports College will be offered on the basis of the preferences that are shown on the application form. Parents will be asked to rank their preferences (up to six) and these will be considered under an equal preference system.

When Carshalton Boys Sports College is oversubscribed for Year 7, applications will be ranked against four factors which will be considered in the following order:

  1. Looked After Children – supporting evidence of status will be required from a Social Worker.
  2. Where there are supported medical reasons or exceptional social reasons why a child should attend a particular school. (Refugee and Asylum seeking children may be included under this criterion, depending on individual circumstances. Supporting evidence of status, where applicable, will be required from a social worker, health visitor, housing officer or other relevant council officer).
  3. Children of permanent staff employed by Carshalton Boys Sports College employed by the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made or the member of staff employed by the school has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  4. Where a sibling is attending the school at the time of application. Where a sibling in Years 11 or 12 at the time of application to start Year 7 in September 2025 they will be deemed as being in the school at the time of admission, unless the parent has specifically expressed that they will not be continuing in the following academic year. (Please note that sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, stepbrother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, who is living as part of the same family unit at the same address, Monday to Friday).
  5. Remaining places will be offered on the basis of proximity of the child’s home address to the school. The point within the school to be used in any distance calculation will be the main entrance to the school building. Distances will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home address, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority.


Mid-term applications for Year 7 after 12 September each year and for years 8, 9, 10 and 11 will be ranked and considered using the criteria in the order they are shown above.

Our Admissions Statement, containing useful admissions information, can be found here.

Our Open Evening for Year 7 entry September 2025 is taking place on Thursday 19th September 2024.  Booking an entry time is essential to allow us to control the number of visitors on site at any one time. The last entry time is 6.30pm which will allow enough time to visit all departments, but this does not allow enough time to also attend the Principals talk. Do not hesitate to email if you have any queries.

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In addition to our Open Evening we are also holding morning tours of the school when you will be taken around all our facilities and meet with staff and students during their lessons. You will also attend an informal meeting with either the Principal, Simon Barber or the Vice-Principal, Jenny Gaylor. This is a great opportunity to see us in action and experience a normal morning at Carshalton Boys Sports College.  The mornings will run from Monday 23rd September until Friday 4 October and will start promptly at 9:30am each morning. Please complete this form if you would like to book a place on a morning tour. Booking is essential.

Please note that we have removed Monday 23rd September as it is now full.

If you have applied for a place for your child at Carshalton Boys Sports College but were unsuccessful, details of how to appeal against this decision can be found here.