Lewisham Council - Late applications

Applying for a primary school place after the closing date

Find out what to do it you miss the closing date for primary school place applications, move into the borough after the closing date or change address.

Missed the closing date

If you miss the 15 January 2018 closing date for applying, please call us. We will discuss your reasons and how we might be able to help with your application.

Moved into the borough or other reasons for not applying on time 

You can make a 'late for good reason' application if you move into the borough after the closing date. You can also submit a 'late for good reason' application if there is a good reason why you missed the closing date. 

'Late for good reason' applications must include evidence of why the application is late. This could be evidence of a house move or a medical reason which prevented the parent from applying on time

All other applications made after 15 January 2018 will not be processed until May/June 2018.

For more advice please contact us.

Change of address before 18 April 2018

If you move home after submitting your application you must let us know immediately.

Please contact is if you submit an application on time and move home before 9 February 2018. We will withdraw your original application and you can make a new application from your new home address. If you move outside Lewisham you will need to apply to your new local authority.

If you move home after 9 February 2018 your application may be considered from your original home address. Any school place offered will be honoured, but if you accept the place you will be responsible for ensuring your child attends school regularly and is punctual.

Change of address between 18 April 2018 and your child’s start at school

If you move home after you have had your offer of a place confirmed, the offer will be honoured. But you must ensure the journey is reasonable and your child always arrives at school and is picked up on time.

If you no longer need a school place in Lewisham, please let us know in writing. You need to explain why the place is no longer needed so we can close the application and offer the place to another child. ​


Admissions and Appeals Team
Third Floor
Laurence House
1 Catford Road
Se6 4ru
020 8314 8282


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