Primary Admissions

Decisions about offers of places in community schools are the responsibility of Royal Greenwich Admissions and you must contact them directly to apply for a place at Alderwood.

To contact school admissions:

020 8921 8043 (Contact Centre)

Applications are 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:

First priority will go to children with an education, health and care (EHC) plan naming the school.

After this, 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.

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

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

(4) 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.

(5) Other children based on home to school distance.

Take a look below for some useful documentation regarding the Early Years and how we transition children through the year groups. 


If you are looking to move schools during the academic year, please see below:

How to apply for a school place during the school year


Please click on the link below:


Admissions during the school year | Apply for in-year school admissions | Royal Borough of Greenwich (