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 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


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.

To apply, please complete an application form and return it to the school office, along with the following supporting documents:

  • Your child's full birth certificate
  • Your child's passport if not born in the UK
  • You most recent Council Tax bill or Council Tax benefit letter
  • Your Tenancy Agreement if you are not responsible for Council Tax
  • A utility bill or bank statement - not more than 3 months old

Applications are available from the school office, or by downloading and printing the document below. 

We have 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) Royal Greenwich children ranked according to home to school distance.

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


Nursery Application