Information for residents about applying for primary or secondary school places.
Applications from overseas
If you live overseas, you can now apply for a state-funded school place in the borough of Lewisham.
Applying to start primary school in September 2023
Information about how to apply, deciding which schools to apply for, admissions criteria and more.
Applying to start secondary school in September 2023
Information about applying for a secondary school place, including how to apply, deciding which schools to apply for, admissions criteria and more.
Transferring your child to a different school during the school year
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.
Fair access policy for school admissions
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.
School admissions policies
Read the admissions policy for our nursery, primary and secondary schools.