Cardwell Primary School

Cardwell Primary School

Mutual respect, resilience, responsibility, tolerance and perseverance

Learning for life


School Admissions (Reception, Years 1 to 6)

At Cardwell Primary School all admissions from Reception to Year 6 are allocated through the Royal Borough of Greenwich Admissions team.  

We are a two form entry school with 60 places per year group from Reception to Year 6.

To request a primary school placement please visit Greenwich Councils dedicated Admissions page and download the Common Application Form which must be completed for all primary school placement requests. Please follow the link below:

Royal Borough of Greenwich Admissions Application

Planned admission timetable

Children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 will start school in September 2020.  This is not an automatic process and so you will need to apply for a Reception place for your child.  If your child is due to start primary school in September 2020, you need to apply for a primary school place now. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2020. If you missed the closing date, you'll still need to apply online. Please follow the link below: 


Reception admissions process for entry in September 2020
Stage of process Date
Application period starts 1 September 2019
Closing date for applications 15 January 2020
Outcome of applications 16 April 2020
Deadline for accepting the offer 30 April 2020
Appeal hearings

June and July 2020




If you require any further information please contact: 

Nursery Admissions

Our Nursery admission team at Cardwell manage the applications and allocation of places in our Nursery classes.  

Once your child is two years old please fill in a nursery form. Places are offered as available after your child’s third birthday.

Cardwell Nursery provision includes:

Morning nursery places for 30 pupils from 9:00am - 12:00noon


Afternoon nursery places for 30 pupils from 12:50pm - 3:50pm

Having a place in our Nursery class does not give an automatic entitlement to a place in the Reception class. Parents or Carers must apply for a place completing the Royal Greenwich Common Application Form as indicated above if they are a Greenwich resident, residents of other boroughs must apply through their local authority.

Please click on the link below to view the Early Years Foundation Policy:

EYFS Policy and selection criteria requirements

Please click on the link below to download the application form:

Nursery Class Application Form

If you require any further information please contact the school office on 0208 854 1051.

Paper copies of all information from the school website are available free of charge.


Transition from Reception to Year 1

Applying for a secondary school place