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Lewisham

Lewisham LEA: Laurence House, 1 Catford Rd., London SE6 4SW,  Tel:  020 8314 6200

Profile:  Lewisham is the third-largest borough in London.  About 50 percent of its school population are from ethnic minorities and about 121 different languages are spoken.  Although it is classed as an inner-city borough, Lewisham has a good mix of genteel areas such as Blackheath and Sydenham, where you can find tree-lined avenues, as well as vibrant enclaves of typical inner-city like Catford and New Cross. 

Policy:  Lewisham community schools have a comprehensive intake based on tests taken at primary school level.  Pupils are placed in one of five bands so that roughly equal numbers within each band can be admitted.  Pupils from outside Lewisham and Greenwich are also admitted based on the proximity of their home to the school.  Voluntary-aided schools are funded by the council but control their own admissions policy.  Independent schools and the City Technology Colleges also control their own admissions.  Parents should visit prospective schools on scheduled dates in September and October.

Secondary schools in Lewisham —

click on the school name for the school website with more information, address and contact details.

School

Type

Specialism

Addey and Stanhope

Voluntary-aided

Technology

Bonus Pastor RC

Voluntary-aided

Maths & Computing

Conisborough College

Community

Business & Enterprise

Prendergas-Ladywell Fields College

Community

Arts

Deptford Green

Community

Humanities

Forest Hill School

Community

Performing Arts

Haberdasher's Askes' Hatcham College

Academy

Music & ICT

Haberdasher's Askes' Knights Academy

Academy

ICT & Sport Science

Trinity School Lewisham

Voluntary-aided

 

Prendergast School (Girls')

Voluntary-aided

Languages

Sedgehill

Community

Arts

St Dunstan's College

Independent

 

St Matthew RC Academy

Academy

Business & Enterprise

Sydenham High School (Girls')

Independent

 

Sydenham School (Girls')

Community

Science