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

Looked after children and previously looked after children who have been adopted or become subject to a child arrangements or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after.


2. Medical or Social Need

Children or their immediate family member with a chronic medical or social need for a particular school.


3. Brother or Sister

Children who have a sibling (brother or sister) living at the same address who will be attending the school at the time of the child’s admission.



4. Other children


Other children based on home to school distance.


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.