We recognise the difficult situation which children and families have found themselves in during the past six months.  Carpenter (2020) describes the five potential losses and associated consequences for children during this time as:

1, Loss of routine                                      
2, Loss of structure              
3, Loss of friendship                               
4, Loss of opportunity                                 
5, Loss of freedom


Having considered a range of research from the Chartered College of Teaching, we have constructed our own three stage recovery programme:




These three principles will underpin our pre-existing curriculum values of:



Adventure and Exploration

Innovative Thinking

London and Beyond


Our full recovery curriculum and plan can be found below.


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For starting school September 2021 

You are automatically on the waiting list of any school of higher preference choice to the one you are offered.  

Waiting list for Lewisham Community Schools will not be available until after 31st May 2021. Parents are asked not to ring before this date.

However, if you require any other information, please do not hesitate to contact the admissions officer via 02088521601 or admissions@johnball.lewisham.sch.uk


  • Parents wishing to lodge appeals should do so by Friday 14th May 2021.
  • For community schools in Lewisham parents should contact Jasmine Kassim, on Tel: 0208 314 8577
  • Appeals lodged after Friday 14th May 2021 will not be heard until September 2021.

More information on the process and for Appeals can be found here:-