Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery)

To request a place for a child to attend our Nursery, parents should complete an application form which is available from the school office.

Children can come to the Nursery (Foundation Stage 1) part time from the term after their 3rd birthday (spaces permitting). We offer places first to those who have brothers and sisters already in the school, then Greenwich children living closest to the school and then children living in other boroughs ranked according to home/school distance. Applicants may be given higher priority if they have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP), are looked after or on the grounds of professionally supported medical or social need for our school.

Our full Nursery Admissions Procedure is below:
Nursery Admissions Procedure 2020-2021


Foundation Stage 2 (Reception)
Admission to Reception classes is not automatic, so parents must apply for a place in the school well in time.

If your child turns four on or before August 31st 2021 you must apply to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for a primary school place (the school has no control over admissions for pupils in Reception and above).
All the information you need can be found online here. 

The deadline for primary school admissions is 15th January 2021.

Please see below for welcome videos, a virtual tour of our school and further information about our Reception classes at Heronsgate.

Welcome from our Executive Headteacher, Mr Harris:

Welcome from our Head of School at Thamesmead, Mrs Ahmed:

Welcome from our Head of School at Royal Arsenal, Mr Khan:

Welcome from our Assistant Headteacher for Early Years, Mrs Duggan:

Click here for the school virtual tour

Click here for further information about our Reception classes at Heronsgate

We hold a meeting with parents when their children are moving into Foundation Stage 2 to explain the curriculum, expectations and routines. Children from Foundation Stage 1 visit their new classes before they move up and great care is taken to ensure a smooth transition.

If you are successful and gain a place at Heronsgate, you will then be asked to indicate your preference for either the Thamesmead or Royal Arsenal site.  The school will decide which site your child will attend.

When considering the site your child will attend, the main criteria are:

  1. Children with a sibling, living at the same address, attending the school at the time of the child’s admission (sibling means full/half/step/adopted/foster brother or sister only)
  2. Children with a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
  3. Looked after children.
  4. Children, or an immediate family member, with an acute medical or social need for a particular school. (Work commitments and childcare arrangements are not considered as being an acute medical or social need.)
  5. Other children based on home to school distance.