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Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls’ School was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame to provide education for girls of Roman Catholic families. The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Roman Catholic Church in accordance with its trust deed and instrument of government, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.  The school exists primarily to serve the Roman Catholic community and Roman Catholic girls always have priority of admission.  However, the Governing Body welcomes all applications, particularly from those of other denominations and faiths who support the religious ethos of the school.

Why should you choose Notre Dame?

  • It is a Roman Catholic School
  • It is an all-girls school
  • It is a relatively small school
  • It is the only secondary school locally which has a dedicated Year 7 area
  • It has tradition, but also prepares students for life in the 21st century
  • It is recognised by Ofsted as an Outstanding school
  • We take students of all abilities and do not test them before offering a place
  • It provides opportunities for students to achieve high levels at GCSE
  • It provides outstanding care for all students

I want to apply - what do I do?

  • Name Notre Dame as one of your preferences on the CAF (Common Application Form) and send the CAF to your Local Authority by 31st October. Make sure you put schools in order of preference with your 1st choice as number 1.
  • Complete supplementary form (available Here) and bring it or send it into Notre Dame school along with a copy of your daughter’s Baptismal certificate by Friday 22nd October .  Give Priest’s form to priest.

In year admissions

Applications for places outside the normal round of admissions (in year admissions) will be allocated in accordance with the school’s published admissions criteria and processed as per Southwark’s agreed protocol.

Process of Admissions

  •  School is sent a list of applicants from all London LAs
  •  Governors apply the Admissions Criteria (available on the Admissions Policy page)
  •  Applicants placed in rank order and list sent to LA
  •  LA offer places according to the preference list

Please ensure that you put your choice of schools in the order you would like them, with your first choice as number one, and complete the supplementary form for Notre Dame


Timetable for appeals this year:

Deadline to lodge appeal: 24th March 2023

The Appeals Form can be found on the Admissions Forms Page here 

Parents whose applications for places are unsuccessful may appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel set up in accordance with section 94 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.  Appeals must be made in writing and must set out the reasons on which the appeal is made.  Appeals should be made to the Admissions Appeal Clerk at the school address.  Parents/Carers have the right to make oral representations to the Appeal Panel.


If you have any further questions then please get in touch via phone on the main school number or email office@notredame.southwark.sch.uk and we will aim to answer any queries you may have.