Lewisham Council - Late applications

Applying for a Reception place after the closing date

Find out what to do it you don't apply on time, move into the borough after the closing date or you are unable to apply as 'late for good reason'.

Missed the closing date

If you miss the 15 January 2018 closing date for applying, please call the Admissions and Appeals Team to 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 

Families who move into the borough after the closing date, or those who could not apply on time can make a 'late for good reason' application. 'Late for good reason' applications must include evidence of why the application is late, such as 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 further advice please contact the Admissions and Appeals Team.

Change of address before 18 April 2018

If you move home after submitting your application you must inform the Admissions and Appeals Team immediately.

If you submit an application on time and move home before 9 February 2018 you must contact the Admissions and Appeals Team to withdraw the application you originally made and you may make a new application from your new home address.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, however 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 of a place will still 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 place in Lewisham, please let the Admissions and Appeals Team know in writing confirming why the place is no longer required 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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