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School admissions policies

Read the admissions policy for our nursery, primary and secondary schools.

http://councilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=5177Our admissions policy applies to mainstream community schools, including:  

  • nursery schools and classes
  • primary schools
  • secondary schools
  • sixth form colleges.

Each school also has its own admissions criteria – contact them directly to find out more. 

Our admissions policy does not apply to:

  • faith schools
  • foundation schools
  • free schools 
  • academies.

You can contact them directly to find out about their own admissions policies. 

Admissions policy 2021–2022

Lewisham’s admissions policy for the academic year 2021/22 was agreed at a meeting of Mayor and Cabinet on Wednesday 12 February 2020.

The policy includes:

  • The admissions policy for all mainstream community nursery schools and classes, primary and secondary schools and 6th form.
  • The coordinated schemes for transfer to primary and secondary school.
  • The locally coordinated in year admissions arrangements to all participating mainstream schools and academies.
  • The planned admissions limits for all community mainstream schools.

A full copy of the determined arrangements can be found on our site.

Faith, foundation and free schools and academies in the area will publish their arrangements on their own websites.

Any objection to Lewisham’s determined admissions policy for the academic year 2021/22 should be lodged with The Office of the Schools Adjudicator no later than Tuesday 15 May 2020.

Admissions policy 2020–2021

Lewisham’s admissions policy for the academic year 2020/21 was agreed at a meeting of Mayor and Cabinet on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

The policy includes:

  • The admissions arrangements to all mainstream community nursery schools and classes, primary and secondary schools and 6th form.
  • The coordinated schemes for transfer to primary and secondary school.
  • The locally coordinated in year admissions arrangements to all mainstream schools and academies.
  • The planned admissions limits for all community mainstream schools as well as those for own admission authority schools and academies.

A full copy of the determined arrangements can be found on the Lewisham Council site.

Faith, foundation and free schools and academies in the area will publish their arrangements on their own websites.

Any objection to Lewisham’s determined admissions policy for the academic year 2020/21 should be lodged with The Office of the Schools Adjudicator no later than Wednesday 15 May 2019.