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ADMISSIONS

In Royal Greenwich, the local authority makes decisions about admitting children to community schools from Reception to Year 6. For the full procedure and to apply for a space at Rockliffe Manor, please visit the Royal Greenwich Admissions website at http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/admissions.

Nursery

We have provision for part time places for 3 hours in the morning from 8.50-11.50am.  

Every child will be given a place where possible.  

Reception

Rockliffe Manor will admit 30 children into the Reception class each September.  

If there are more applications than places available, Royal Borough of Greenwich will use its admission criteria to decide which applicants should be offered a place.

First priority will go to children with a statement of special educational needs (SSEN) or an education, health and care plan (EHCP) naming the school.  Remaining places will be given in the following priority order:

1. Looked after children and previously looked after children who have been adopted or become subject to a residence or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after.

A 'looked after child' who is in care of an English or Welsh local authority in accordance with section 22 (a) of the children act 1989.

2. Children with a sibling living at the same address attending the school at the time of the child's admission.

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 nursery provision.

3. Children with an acute medical or social need for a particular school.

This may also apply to an immediate family member.  The application must be supported by a letter written by a hospital consultant, GP or social worker, setting out the reasons why the school is the only one that can meet the child's needs and the implications for the child if they are not offered a place at the school.

4. Other children based on home to school distance.

Distance from home to school is measured as a straight line from the centre of the home address to the main entrance tot he school.

In–Year School Admissions

If you have recently been informed by Royal Greenwich admissions that your child has been allocated a place at Rockliffe Manor, we will contact you and invite you and your child into school to complete the necessary forms.  You will also have the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, their class, and to familiarise yourself with our building. Once all relevant documentation has been completed and received, your child will usually join us within the following two weeks.

To view the Royal Borough of Greenwich admissions policy click here.