Lewisham Council - How to apply for a secondary school place

How to apply for secondary schools

Read our step-by-step guide to applying for a secondary school place.

Children born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 need to apply for places to start secondary school in September 2019.

When to apply

You can apply online from 1 September 2018.


You need to submit your application by 11.59 on 31 October 2018.

How to apply

Read our step-by-step guide to applying online.

Preference system

See how the preference system works.

Entering your address

When you start your application, the system will identify your local council from your postcode. Your local council will automatically get your application when you submit it. Make sure your home address and postcode are correct.

If your address isn't recognised

What to do if the eAdmissions system doesn't recognise your address, or you live in a new build.

Younger or older children applying for secondary school

Find out about applying for secondary school early or late.


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



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