How to apply
Applications for Year 7 are co-ordinated through the applicant's home local authority and parents must complete the Common Application Form (CAF) issued by their home borough. Parents will be required to complete a supplementary information form to provide information that relates to the religious criteria for admission. The supplementary form must be returned to the academy by the closing date for admissions.
For complete details of our admissions policy, please download the document on the right.
Timetable for secondary places in Year 7, 2017
July 2016 St Matthew Academy will publish information about the arrangements for admission, including oversubscription criteria, for September in the following year. This will include details of open evenings and other opportunities for prospective pupils and their parents to visit the academy. St Matthew Academy will also provide information to the local authority for inclusion in the secondary schools guide.
September/October 2016 Open days for parents to visit the academy.
October 2016 The CAF should be completed and returned to Lewisham LA. The supplementary information form should be completed and returned to the academy. For Lewisham residents the final date to return the forms will be stated on Lewisham’s CAF; for other applicants it will be on their home local authority's CAF and will be sent to Lewisham via the Pan London Register.
Lewisham sends applications to the academy.
January 2017 The academy advises Lewisham of the ranked order of places to be offered.
February 2017 Lewisham applies its agreed scheme for its own schools, informing other LEAs of offers to be made to their residents.
March 2017 Offers of secondary places are sent out in writing to parents by the home LEA.
Criteria for Year 7 admissions
Please download our Year 7 Admission Criteria by clicking the document to the right of this page