Lewisham Council - Deciding which secondary schools to apply for

Deciding which secondary schools to apply for

You can apply for up to six schools which may be within Lewisham or in authorities outside the borough. As not every child can be offered their first preference school you are advised to research a range of schools including those which are closest to your home address.

We strongly recommend you look at your nearest schools as most schools in Lewisham are expected to be oversubscribed.  

Admissions criteria

Familiarise yourself with the admissions criteria for the schools you wish to apply for. Most secondary schools receive more applications than there are places available. If you apply for schools which are oversubscribed, the admissions criteria for the school will be applied and used to decide which children will be offered a place.  

Visiting schools

Before deciding which schools you wish to apply for we recommend that you arrange to visit the school to meet the staff, see the facilities and opportunities available.

Headteachers will be pleased to show you around the school and answer any questions. All schools in Lewisham will hold open days so that you can visit them with your child.



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


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