Eglinton Primary School and Early Year Centre




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.


Eglinton admits 60 children to the Reception classes each September.

Children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 will be eligible for a Reception place in September 2024.  Applications should be made to School Admissions at the Royal Borough of Greenwich by 15th January 2024.  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 2024

Stage of process Date
Application period starts 1 September 2023
Closing date for applications 15 January 2024
Outcome of applications 16 April 2024
Deadline for accepting the offer 30 April 2024
Appeal hearings June and July 2024

Royal Borough of Greenwich Determined Admissions Arrangements 2024-2025

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 admissions process for September 2024.

Applications should be made to School Admissions at the Royal Borough of Greenwich by 31st October 2023.  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 2023
Closing date for applications 31 October 2023
Outcome of applications 1 March 2024
Deadline for accepting the offer 15 March 2024
Appeal Hearings May and June 2024
Induction day at secondary school 5 July 2024

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 2024) 16 April 2024 17 May 2024 June and July 2024
Secondary transfer (entry to Year 7 in September 2024) 1 March 2024 29 March 2024 May and June 2024

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.


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 If your application is successful you will receive an 11-digit eligibility code which will need to be verified by the school. The outcome of your application must be received the term before you wish the 30 hours place to commence.

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

We have one main intake every September. We have intakes in January and April only if there are spaces available to offer.  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