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Admissions during the school year

Only apply for in-year school admission if you need a place during the school year.  

We only take applications for academy and community primary schools in the borough, and for the following secondary schools:

  • Eltham Hill School
  • The John Roan
  • Plumstead Manor School
  • Thomas Tallis School
  • Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys
  • Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls (Year 7 and 8 only)

From 1 September 2020, The John Roan and Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys and Girls will be managing their own in-year admissions. Please apply directly to the schools from this date.

For other schools in Royal Greenwich, apply directly to the school. For schools in other boroughs, contact the local authority in which the school is situated to find out how to apply.

View the in-year admissions process

Schools information

Before you apply for in-year admissions, make sure you have read the relevant school admissions booklet and noted the arrangements:

Begin your in-year admissions application

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, all 2019-20 in-year waiting lists have been automatically transferred over to the new 2020-21 academic year. Previous applicants do not need to complete a duplicate in-year application naming the same schools in the same order. 

Any new or revised in-year applications will be processed with offers made for September 2020 onwards. This may take some time, so please bear with us. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The button below will take you to the In-Year Admissions Portal, where you will be able to apply for a place in a school during the school year.

Apply for in-year admissions (In-Year Admissions Portal)

Changing schools

Changing schools can be disruptive and may not be in your child's best interests. We recommend that before requesting a transfer, you discuss your reasons with senior staff at your child's current school. They will be happy to discuss any concerns and help to resolve any issues. 

If, after this, if you still want your child to transfer to another school, you will need to apply using the process described above depending on the school you wish your child to transfer to.

Fair access

A fair access protocol exists to ensure that children without a school place, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place at an appropriate school as quickly as possible.

The fair access panel meets fortnightly and it includes representatives from Royal Greenwich schools, the local authority and other agencies.

The panel considers all the information available and the child's individual circumstances to make a decision about what school would best meet the child's needs.

Children admitted through the fair access panel get priority over children who wish to transfer to another school and those who are waiting for an appeal.