Published: Monday, 3rd September 2018
The admissions process for children starting primary or secondary school in September 2019 is now open.
Secondary school applications close on 31 October 2018 and primary school applications close on 15 January 2019. For both applications, parents can apply for up to six schools, which they should list in order of preference. It is important to apply for places at schools where your child has a realistic chance of getting a place and the more schools you list, the better your chances of being offered a place at one of them.
The easiest way to apply is online through the eAdmissions portal - it is quick, easy and secure, plus you will find out your result more quickly.
Visiting schools is the best way to find out what they have to offer. Most schools give prospective parents the chance to visit the school to meet staff and students.
Applying for a school place
Parents can apply for schools in any area but if you live in Royal Greenwich you need to apply through the Royal Borough of Greenwich. If you live in another borough, you need to apply through your home authority even if you wish to apply for a place in a Royal Greenwich school.
Children with special education needs and disabilities apply through a separate process, called the Local Offer.
'There has never been a better time to start school in Royal Greenwich'
Councillor David Gardner, Deputy Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "I urge every parent who is passionate about their child's education to start thinking about and visiting potential schools. With 94 per cent of all our schools judged 'Good' or 'Outstanding' by Ofsted there has never been a better time to start school in Royal Greenwich."