Parents should apply for six schools, which can be within Lewisham or any authority outside the borough. Schools must be ranked in order of preference (you should have previously checked your chosen schools admission criteria).
When applying online you will receive an automated email confirming receipt of your application and a reference number. You will also be able to make any changes to your application up until 31st October 2020.
If a child qualifies for a place at more than one school, parents will receive ONE offer, which will be the highest possible offer on their preference list.
Although applications can be made from 1st September 2020 to 31st October 2020, we recommend applications are made by the 23rd October 2020. This means that the school can offer you assistance if required before the half-term break.
National offer day is 1st March 2021. Online applicants will get the result by email during the evening of 1st March 2021.
Offers should be accepted online. You will need to log into your account to do this so it is important to keep a record of your user name and password. Deadline for accepting your offer is 15th March 2021.
If you cannot apply online, you should contact the admissions team on 020 8314 8282 for further details.
For more information about applying to start secondary school, please use the links below:
Alternatively, please visit the Secondary Transfer page on Lewisham Council's website.
Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Most children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities can get the support they need at local mainstream schools.
If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan, you need to follow a different process when applying for a secondary school place. For more information about applying to start secondary school, please use the link below:
For more information and advice on applying to start school or an in-year admission: