Please click here for our policy for admissions arrangements for entry to Reception, as of September 2019.


Primary Admissions

Decisions about offers of places in community schools are the responsibility of Greenwich Council and you must contact them directly to apply for a place at Alderwood.

To contact school admissions:

020 8921 8043 (Contact Centre)

Applications are often completed online now.  Please follow the link here to start the admissions process. 

If there are more applicants to a school than places available, priority will be given in the following order:

1. Looked after children

A 'looked after child' is a child who is in care of a local authority, including foster care.

2. Brother or sister 

Children who have a brother or sister living at the same address who will be on roll at the school at the time of the child's admission. Brother or sister means a full, half, step, long-term fostered or adopted child, or a child living at the same address.

3. Other children

Within criterion 3, applicants may be given higher priority on the grounds of professionally-supported medical or social need for that particular school. The Medical/Social Admissions Panel will consider advice offered by social workers, health visitors and other professionals.

In the event that two or more applicants have equal right to a place under any of the above criteria, priority will be given to those who live nearest to the school.

Distance from home to school is measured electronically using a computerised mapping system.

Measurement will be according to a straight line from a single fixed point in the centre of the home address to the main entrance of the school.


Take a look below for some useful documentation regarding the Early Years and how we transition children through the year groups.