Lewisham Council - Important dates for secondary school admissions

Important dates for secondary school admissions

Important dates for the admission process for children starting secondary school in September 2019.

Schools open for visits September/October 2018
Applications open (apply online) Saturday 1 September 2018

Closing date for applications

Wednesday 31 October 2018 (we recommend you submit your online application by Friday 19 October)

Closing date for supplementary forms (if required) – to be returned to the school directly

Wednesday 31 October 2018


Results for online applications

Friday 1 March 2019 (you will get an email in the evening telling you where your child has been offered a place)
If you applied by post, or if you haven’t been offered a place We will send you the results by first class post on Friday 1 March 2019 (first class post does not guarantee next-day delivery)

Deadline for accepting your offer

Friday 15 March 2019 (if you applied online, you must accept the offer online – you should keep a record of your login details)

Closing date for appeals for community schools in the borough

Friday 29 March 2019 (admissions authorities of other schools may set the same or a later deadline)

Appeal hearings


June/July 2019 (if you submit an appeal after 29 March 2019, it may not be heard until the start of the academic year in September 2019)


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