Last-minute help for parents applying for primary school places

Published Thursday, 24 December 2015

Parents whose children are due to start primary school next September have just days left to apply.

Extra support sessions have been arranged for parents who need help with the application process.

Getting a place at primary school is not an automatic process – parents must apply for a place for their child. The deadline for completing the application form is 15 January 2016, and parents are urged to ensure they submit their application ahead of the deadline.

The free advice sessions are open to parents who need help with the primary admissions process. They take place every day from 11 to 15 January 2016 between 10am and 12 noon in Woolwich Library.

Parents with queries about the admissions process can also contact 020 8921 8043.


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Notes to editors:

  • Children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, will qualify for a place in a reception class in September 2016.
  • The online application process is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at
  • The closing date for all applications is 15 January 2016.
  • The Royal Greenwich primary schools application booklet for 2016 is available at
  • Interactive maps showing the geographical area from which schools recruited their pupils in September 2015 are available at

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