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How to apply for a primary school place

Find out how to apply for a primary school place for your child.

Applications open (apply online): Tuesday 1 September 2021

The deadline for applying for a primary school place to start in September 2022 is 15 January 2022. Find out about applying after the closing date.

Entering your address

When you start your application, the system will automatically identify your local council from your postcode. Your local council will get an electronic copy of your application. Make sure your home address and postcode are correct.

If your address isn't recognised

If your address is not recognised by the eAdmissions website, or you live in a new development, call us on 020 8314 8282 or email schooladmissions@lewisham.gov.uk.

Younger or older children applying for primary school

Find out about applying for primary school early or late.


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Primary School Admissions and Appeals

Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, SE6 4RU
Telephone: 020 8314 8282
Email: primaryadmissions@lewisham.gov.uk
Opening hours:

Telephone lines are open Tuesday to Thursday, 9am1pm