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In a Voluntary Aided school, the Governors are the Admissions Authority on behalf of the Archdiocese of Southwark. The governors work closely with the local authority and the Diocesan Schools' Commission.

The school welcomes applications from families of all faiths, and families of no faith. All are welcome!

Come and see our school, please book your place using the link below.

If there is no availability please email the school office.

Parents who wish to consider St William of York as a school of choice at age 5, must firstly register on the e-admissions website, and then complete an online Common Application Form. 

From September 2024, you only need to apply through the PAN London Admission process.  The information for Lewisham can be found by following this link: 

This information will be updated for admissions in 2025, in September 2024. You will need to register with

If you wish to be considered under Criteria 2 of our Admissions Policy ie. as a Baptised Catholic, you will need to ask a priest to complete a Certificate of Catholic Practice.

In-Year Admissions and Transfer between schools:

For admission to the school in other year groups, parents must complete an In-Year Admission Form online which is available from the London Borough of Lewisham, and also complete a Supplementary Information Form, which you return to the school office.  The Section 9 must be completed by the Headteacher of your current school.

Nursery Applications

Nursery applications are co-ordinated by the school office, please visit our Nursery Admissions page. Admission to the Nursery does not guarantee admission to the school at age 5, i.e. the Reception class.

Many, if not most of our children do transfer, however you do have to go through the Common Application Process, administered by the local authority.

St William of York is a one-form entry school, and each year group has 30 places. 

If your child is unsuccessful in gaining entry to the school, you may ask to add your child's name to the Waiting List. Please note that you must refresh your desire to remain on the waiting list each year and complete an In Year Admission request via the Lewisham Admissions Team. If a space becomes available, the Local Authority and governors will prioritise according to the Admissions Policy.