St Matthew Academy is a Catholic all-through school, offering places to children and young people aged 4 to 16. We are sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark.  We always welcome visits from prospective parents at one of our open events or please contact the Academy reception (020 8853 6250) to arrange a tour of the Academy.

The Academy has an agreed admission number of 60 pupils in reception and 120 pupils in year 7. Pupils in year 6 have the automatic right to transfer to year 7. The Academy will then admit additional pupils up to a maximum of 180 places available in year 7.

Applications for Reception and Year 7 should be made through the local authority of the applicant, using the appropriate coordinated admissions form. Please note all applicants must complete a supplementary application form for the appropriate primary or secondary phase. The form can be downloaded below along with full details of our Admissions Policy.

You can find out more about applying to Lewisham schools from the Lewisham Admissions Team:

The Admission Team

Lewisham Council

3rd Floor, Laurence House



Lewisham Admissions website

On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark the governing bodies of the Catholic primary schools in Lewisham have agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted whilst churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to COVID19. This statement has been shared widely with parishes in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis:

The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced 18 March 2020 by Bishops conference of England and Wales. If a parent or carer attended Mass at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18 March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes)  with the same frequency since that time. This will remain the case until Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the bishops

The Regional Schools Commissioner has now agreed the variation to St Matthew Academy's Admission Policy 2021/2022.