Eglinton Primary School and Early Year Centre

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Admissions

Admission to Eglinton School for Reception to Year 6 children is dealt with by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  As the admission authority for Eglinton, the Royal Borough of Greenwich sets the oversubscription criteria and makes decisions about which children are to be offered places.  For more information regarding how to apply for a Primary School place please click here, and to view the Royal Borough of Greenwich admissions policies please click here.

Reception

Eglinton admits 60 children to the Reception classes each September.

Children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 will be eligible for a Reception place in September 2022.  Applications should be made to School Admissions at the Royal Borough of Greenwich by 15th January 2022.  If you miss the deadline, you will still need to apply online. Online applications can be made using the eAdmission website

Reception admissions process for entry in September 2022

Stage of process Date
Application period starts 1 September 2021
Closing date for applications 15 January 2022
Outcome of applications 16 April 2022
Deadline for accepting the offer 30 April 2022
Appeal hearings June and July 2022

Royal Borough of Greenwich Determined Admissions Arrangements 2022-2023

In-Year Admissions

If you have applied for your child to attend Eglinton, Admissions at the Royal Borough of Greenwich will advise you if your application has been successful.  You will hear from Eglinton shortly after this, when you will be asked to collect and complete an enrolment pack and provide some supporting documents.  Once these are received, a school visit is arranged and your child will start at Eglinton very soon afterwards.

To make an in-year admissions application, please follow this link Apply for In-Year School Admissions

Secondary

Secondary admissions process for September 2022.

Applications should be made to School Admissions at the Royal Borough of Greenwich by 31st October 2022.  If you miss the deadline, you will still need to apply online. Online applications can be made using the eAdmission website

Stage of Process Date
Application period starts 1 September 2021
Closing date for applications 31 October 2021
Outcome of applications 1 March 2022
Deadline for accepting the offer 15 March 2022
Appeal Hearings May and June 2022
Induction day at secondary school 6 July 2022

Appealing an Unsuccessful School Application

You have the right to appeal if your child has been refused a place at any school you have applied for. 

You may use the Royal Borough of Greenwich appeal form if the school is a: 

  • Primary academy or Community school
  • Secondary community or Voluntary controlled school

On the form, you'll need to explain the reasons you are appealing for a place at the school. You can also submit supporting evidence. 

Phase Offer Made Deadline for Logging an Appeal Appeal Hearings
Primary (entry to a Reception class in September 2022) 19 April 2022 17 May 2022 June and July 2022
Secondary transfer (entry to Year 7 in September 2022) 1 March 2022 29 March 2022 May and June 2022

Appeals submitted after the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal being lodged.

In-year admission appeals (for people applying for school places in the middle of a school year) will be heard within 30 school days of your appeal being lodged.

How To Appeal 

Appeal Procedures - An appeal clerk independent of the council will arrange for your appeal to be heard. This is likely to be together with a number of other appeals. The clerk will write to tell you the date, time and venue well before your appeal hearing.

You'll also receive further information about the appeal process and how the panel will reach its decision in respect of your appeal. 

If you require any further information, please refer to the Royal Borough of Greenwich Admissions pages.

Nursery

Children are entitled to attend Nursery from the term after they turn 3 years old.  This consists of the Government entitlement of 15 free hours per week, Monday to Friday either every morning (8.45am to 11.45am) or every afternoon (12.45pm to 3.45pm).

Working parents may be entitled to claim 30 free hours per week, Monday to Friday. To apply please go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. If your application is successful you will receive an 11-digit eligibility code which will need to be verified by the school.

To apply for a nursery place, please complete the online application form below.

We have up to 3 intakes per year at Eglinton as long as there are spaces available to offer.  These intakes take place in September, January and April.  After the admission of pupils with an education, health and care plan naming the school, if there are more applicants than places available priority will be given in the following order to:

(1) 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.

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

(2) Children who have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. 

A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.

(3) Children or their immediate family member with a chronic medical condition or social care need for a particular school. 

Applicants need to set out the reasons why the school can best meet needs and the implications for the child or immediate family member if a place was not obtained at the school.  Evidence of the condition or need must be submitted with the application, such as a letter from a registered health professional or practitioner i.e. a doctor or social worker. 

(4) Children who have an older sibling or siblings attending the school.

(5) Royal Greenwich children ranked according to home to school distance.

(6) Children living in other boroughs ranked according to home to school distance.

To Apply for a Nursery place at Eglinton, please click the link below 

Nursery Application Form