Year 7 Admissions September 2022

Any parent(s) wishing to apply to Sedgehill Academy for a place for their child in Year 7 in September must apply via Lewisham Council website here.

We accept applications from students across South London, including Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich and Southwark. Our Year 7 intake for September 2022 will be 180 students.

Important dates for the admission process for children starting secondary school in September 2022.


  • Applications open (apply online): Wednesday 1 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: Sunday 31 October 2021 (we recommend that you submit your online application by Friday 22 October 2021)
  • Closing date for supplementary forms (if required) to be returned to the school directly: Sunday 31 October 2021


  • Results for online applications: Tuesday1 March 2022 (you will get an email in the evening telling you where your child has been offered a place)
  • Deadline for accepting your offer: Tuesday 15 March 2022 (if you applied online, you must accept the offer online – you should keep a record of your login details)

In Year Applications (Year 7 - 11)

Applications for a place at Sedgehill Academy outside of the annual year 7 intake in September should be made to Sedgehill Academy directly.

For further information, contact our Admissions Team on

The academy will consider all applications and will refer to our Admissions Criteria when offering places. This can be found in our Admissions Policy here. 


  • Admissions Criteria

    Admissions Criteria 

    Where there is oversubscription, places will be offered to students based on the following criteria:

    1. A looked-after child or a child who was previously looked after but, immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption order (in accordance with the Children Act 2002), child arrangements or a special guardianship order (Sections 8 or 14A of the Children Act 1989).
    2. Children whose older brother or sister is on the roll of the school on the closing date for applications as well as those whose sibling was a former pupil of the school and who transferred to a 16–18 education provision at the end of the previous academic year.
    3. Children who live nearest to the school. All distances will be measured to a central nodal point in the school premises, using digital mapping software of the area, from a nodal point in the applicant’s permanent home address. If more than one applicant lives in a multi-occupancy building (e.g. flats), priority will be given to the applicant whose door number is the lowest numerically or alphabetically.

    The secondary transfer coordinated scheme continues until the end of the summer term 2021. Applications received for Year 7 beyond the end of the summer term 2021 will be considered as in-year applications.

    Waiting lists will be held for the first term of Year 7 only by Lewisham Council. Those with a continuing interest in a place at a school beyond this time will be required to make an in-year application.

    Further advice is available from the

  • Admissions for students with disabilities or SEND

    Admissions for students with disabilities or SEND

    United Learning Trust is committed to ensuring that the necessary provision is made for every pupil within their schools’ communities. The Trust celebrates the inclusive nature of their schools and strives to meet the needs of all pupils with a special educational need and/or disability.

    Normal admissions arrangements will apply for children with disabilities.

    Children with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care plan) naming the school are given priority as per our Admissions Policy.

    Click here to view our Accessibility Policy and Admissions Policy. 

  • Appeals against a decision not to offer a place at Sedgehill Academy

    Appeals against decision not to offer a place

    Parents and carers have the right to appeal against the decision not to offer the child a place at any of the schools applied for. Appeals will be heard by an independent appeals panel in accordance with the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

    In-Year Admission Appeals to Sedgehill Academy

    All appeals must be logged through the Admissions email -

    a) Deadline for lodging appeals is20 school days from the date of notification that your application was unsuccessful;

    b) Appellants to receive 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing;

    c) Appellants to submit any additional evidence within 5 school days of lodging their appeal;

    d) Outcome letters to be sent within five school days of the hearing, wherever possible.


    Appeal Hearings

    a) For applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;

    b) For late applications, appeals will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged;

    c) For applications to sixth forms:

    i) where the offer of a place would have been conditional upon exam results, appeals will be heard within 30 school days of confirmation of those results;

    ii) where the offer of a place would not have been conditional upon exam results, appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;

    d) For applications for in-year admissions, appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

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