Admission to Reception class in September 2020

All Royal Greenwich schools have a single point of entry and admit children in September. If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, he/she will qualify for a place in a reception class in September 2020. The deadline for submitting your application is 15 January 2020.

Here is a timetable of the process:

Reception admissions process for entry in September 2020
Stage of process Date
Application period starts  1 September 2019 
Closing date for applications 15 January 2020
Outcome of applications 16 April 2020
Deadline for accepting the offer 30 April 2020
Appeal hearings June and July 2020

Apply online

Help with completing primary school applications

Parents and carers of children who are starting primary school in September 2020 are invited to  drop-in information sessions on how to apply for a place.

They can:

    • Give you advice on how to make an application and what information to include

    • Help you to complete your application online

    • Check your required evidence and pass it to our admissions service

Remember that the deadline for primary school applications is 15 January 2020.

All sessions run from 10am to 12 noon from Monday 13 January to Wednesday 15 January at:

Woolwich Centre Library,
35 Wellington Street,
Woolwich SE18 6HQ

Please take along your email account details and Council Tax reference number with you. 

More help and advice

If you are unable to attend these sessions but you would like more information, please contact the Families Information and Outreach Service.


Alexander McLeod Primary School Admission Policy

Decisions about offers of places in all community schools (including Alexander McLeod) are the responsibility of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

If there are more applicants to a school than places available, priority will be given in the order described below.

1. Looked after children and previously looked after children who have been adopted or become subject to a residence or guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after are given top priority. A looked after child is a child who is in care of a local authority, including foster care.

2. 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 have priority over children with no siblings in the school. 'Sibling' means a full, half, step brother or sister, or a child living as part of the family unit. This does not include siblings attending a school's sixth form provision.

3. Other children are given priority based on home to school distance.

Within criterion 3, applicants may be given higher priority on the grounds of professionally supported medical or social need for that particular school.

In the event that two or more applicants have an equal right to a place under any of the above criteria, priority will be given to those who live nearest to the school.

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.

Admissions during the school year

To apply for a place at Alexander McLeod Primary School school outside the normal admissions process, use the in-year application form:

Download the primary school in-year application form here

If the local authority are unable to offer your child a place at Alexander McLeod Primary school, they will allocate a place at the nearest school that has a vacancy. If a place is not offered at a preferred school you have the right of appeal.

Contact the School Admissions Service

020 8921 8043 (Contact Centre)