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messageSouthwark school admissions application help
Posted by JRJ January 13, 10:51PM

Hi

Does anyone know enough to confirm that you don't need to provide proof of address or parental responsibility at this initial stage of primary school applications in Southwark? The website and guide don't seem to mention it, but application pages from other boroughs (including Lewisham) say that you definitely do need to do it now.

Our top 2 schools are actually in Lewisham as we live close to the border. I don't know if that makes any difference, but it would be very tedious if we missed out on a place due to misunderstanding admin requirements.

I have phoned Southwark admissions line but they were not able to confidently answer, and suggested that I email instead. Which I did, but the answer won't come for 5 days and the deadline is in 2.

Thank you

messageRe: Southwark school admissions application help
Posted by Monkey January 14, 06:15AM

The Southwark admissions line is not helpful or informative. I get 100 per cent of my school admissions info - including regular emails - from Lewisham. Call Lewisham and see what they say. I’m sure they’ll have dealt with your specific situation before. Good luck.

messageRe: Southwark school admissions application help
Posted by JRJ January 14, 03:52PM

Thank you.
I took your advice and contacted Lewisham, and they were extremely helpful.
In case anyone else is interested they do not require the documentation from out of borough applicants.

messageRe: Southwark school admissions application help
Posted by bels123 January 14, 09:59PM

I phoned Southwark today to ask the same question - it took awhile but they eventually confirmed the proof of child’s address / dob is not required. Once places are offered a school might request it, but not at this stage

messageRe: Southwark school admissions application help
Posted by Monkey January 15, 08:40AM

Glad you’re sorted. I think it was already the same system when we applied 7 years ago. Southwark should have this info at their fingertips. Good luck!



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