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    Finding Us

    We are in easy reach from various methods of transport:

    94, 237, 266. 207, 260, 283, 228

    Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith and City Line), Ravenscourt Park (District Line)

    Limited parking is available at Hammersmith Academy. Visitors are encouraged to travel via public transport.

    Should you choose to travel by car please be advised that on street parking is available at a cost of £1.10 per half hour (as of April 2013) chargeable between the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon-Fri).

    Hammersmith Academy
    25 Cathnor Road
    W12 9JD

    t: 020 8222 6000
    f: 0208 222 6728



Fair Banding

Fair Banding

Fair Banding Access Test

Fair Banding Test dates:

  • Saturday 21 September 2019 (Early Test)  – Registration for the early test has now closed.
  • Saturday 23 November 2019
  • Saturday 30 November 2019

If you have any questions regarding the fair banding tests, please email

Registration for Fair Banding Test

Hammersmith Academy accepts students of all abilities, and in order to secure an all ability intake, all applicants for admission must take a Fair Banding test. This is not a pass or fail test. All applicants for places in the school will be banded according to the principles of Fair Banding, using the national profile.

Children in public care (Looked After Children) will be required to take the Fair Banding test.

Parents/Carers who intend to put Hammersmith Academy down on the preference form as either first, second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth choice will need to take the school Fair Banding test. When they sit their test will have no impact on whether or not they are offered a place.

Those who do not sit the early test in September 2019, but place Hammersmith Academy as one of their preferences on their application, will automatically be invited to attend a Fair Banding test in November.

After the allocation of children with SEN or EHC plan, the admission criteria will be applied in the following order of priority within ability bands:

  1. Looked After and previously Looked After Children
  2. Pupils living in the Academy admissions priority area on the basis of straight-line distance
  3. Siblings outside the Academy admissions priority area on the basis of straight-line distance
  4. Pupils living outside the Academy admissions priority area on the basis of straight-line distance

Moving On Up – Hammersmith and Fulham

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham produces a guide for parents with children transferring to secondary school in 2019. You can download the Moving On Up document here.