All schools are regularly inspected by Ofsted.  John Ball was last inspected in 2013 and judged to be ‘outstanding’.  The report from that inspection can be downloaded by following the below link:



Details about all John Ball’s inspections can be found on the Ofsted website.

A guide for parents about how the Ofsted inspection process works can be downloaded below.

School inspections: a guide for parents


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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:-