Reception Admissions

We are delighted that you are considering Henwick Primary School for your child.  Henwick is a two form entry school which means that we can welcome 60 children into our Reception classes each year.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are currently not able to hold tours or open mornings of the school as we would normally. Please look through all the information on this page and on our website in general to get more of an understanding of our school.

To find out some general information about the Early Years at Henwick please look here

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.


Primary school admissions

All Admissions for Reception are made through your Local Authority; click here for the Greenwich primary admissions page, but please be aware that if you do not live in Greenwich you must apply through your home Local Authority.


Planned admission timetable

Reception admissions process for entry in September 2021

Stage of process Date
Application period starts 1st September 2020
Closing date for applications 15th January 2021
Outcome of applications 16th April 2021
Deadline for accepting the offer 30th April 2021


View the primary school admissions booklet 2021 to 2022


How to apply

Apply online

The easiest way to apply is through the eAdmissions portal – it's quick, easy and secure - and it's the fastest way to hear the results.

If you would rather complete a paper form and live in Royal Greenwich, you must use the Royal Borough of Greenwich's common application form.


Greenwich FAQ’s about primary school admissions


Get help with your application

The Families Information Service (FIS) offers support to parents and carers who may need help with the school admissions process. The service is available to everyone and provides:

  • a wide range of information on local primary schools
  • support in making informed and realistic preferences
  • help in completing the relevant forms
  • information about the appeals process.

If you have questions about which schools will best meet your child's academic and developmental needs, or require support in making your application, please contact FIS at


Admissions Arrangements

If there are more applications than places available at a school, the admission authority for the school will use its admission criteria to decide which applicants should be offered a place.

Decisions about offers of places in community schools, such as Henwick Primary School, are the responsibility of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.



Greenwich School Admissions Service

Telephone: 020 8921 8043



Appeal 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. The appeal process depends on the type of school. As we are a maintained school, you must use the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s appeal process.

More information on this process can be found here

A link to the School admission appeal form can be found here


Nursery Admissions

We offer 52 part time places of 15 hours in the Nursery Classes.

Children can join the Nursery class in the beginning of the term following their third birthday if a place is available. Places are allocated from the waiting list held by the Early Years Foundation Stage Leader following the local authority guidelines for admission. Children are offered 5 sessions of 3 hours during the morning or afternoon. There is no statutory right of appeal for a place in the Nursery class.

Having a place in our Nursery class does not give an automatic entitlement to a place in the Reception class. Parents or carers must apply for a reception place through their Local Authority in the usual way.

An application form can be downloaded here.  Please return completed application forms to the school office.


In-Year Admissions

Applications for in-year admissions also need to be made directly to the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  You can find out more about in-year admissions here.


For any queries, please contact the RBG school admission service on 020 8921 8043 or email



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