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 achool 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.