Information for residents about applying for primary or secondary school places.
If you live overseas, you can now apply for a state-funded school place in the borough of Lewisham.
Information about how to apply, deciding which schools to apply for, admissions criteria and more.
Information about applying for a secondary school place, including how to apply, deciding which schools to apply for, admissions criteria and more.
Find out what you need to do if you want your child to go to a different school during the school year, or if you are new to Lewisham and need to apply for a school place.
The fair access policy is intended to be used when the admissions arrangement has failed and a suitable place cannot be secured for the child concerned.
Read the admissions policy for our nursery, primary and secondary schools.
Find out how to have your say on our proposed admissions policy for 2025-26.