Reception to Year 6 Admissions

If you would like your child to attend Mulgrave Primary School (Reception to Year 6) applications must be made through the Royal Borough of Greenwich. You can make an application and find out more information at

Alternatively, you can visit the Woolwich Centre located on Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ and speak to the Customer Service department.

If you would like to visit Mulgrave Primary School, please call the main office on 020 8317 9211 and we will arrange a date at the earliest convenience.

Nursery Admissions

Admissions into Nursery are processed by Mulgrave Primary School.  Any parent wishing for their child to attend Nursery at Mulgrave Primary School must complete a new starter application form.  

Mulgrave Nursery has two intakes of children; these are:

·      September

·      January

Children are able to attend nursery the term after they turn 3 years old.

In Nursery, children are allocated to their classes and Key Workers (an attempt at balancing boys and girls in each class is made to create even cohorts).

Checks are done with Key Workers to find out if any families are familiar to us at school in order for families to be allocated the same Key Worker where possible or requested.

Families can request a specific class or Key Worker.  This can be done by discussion with the Early Years Admin team and Assistant Head Teacher for Early Years.

Mulgrave Primary School Nursery has 50 morning spaces available and 50 afternoon spaces.

Once all children have entered the Nursery (i.e. the final start date) no children will start until the beginning of the following intake.  When a family has additional needs, (as per the Royal Greenwich Criteria), places can be allocated at the discretion of the Assistant Head Teacher for Early Years, Inclusion Manager or Headteacher.

Rising Three Spaces

Mulgrave Primary School is able to take children the term before they turn 3. Any parent wishing for their child to attend the Rising Three’s Provision at Mulgrave must complete a new starter application form. 

New starter application forms can be collected from the school office, however, you must meet the Royal Greenwich Criteria as follows:


1.    Living in a family in receipt of benefits and with an income level comparable with free school meal entitlement – proof will also be required for child’s age and address and may also be requested to confirm benefit status.

·       Income Support

·       Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

·       Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

·       Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

·       Child Tax Credit (provided you do not receive Working Tax Credit and your annual income does not exceed £16,190)

·       Pension Credit Guarantee and Child Tax Credit.

·       Universal Credit (from October 2013 for new claimants)

2.    Looked After Children

Entitlement Plus: as above and any one of the following:

·      child with disability/special educational needs

·      child’s sibling with disability/SEN

·      child with significant health needs

·      children with a Child Protection plan or CAF/TAC

·      child with severe developmental delay

·      child of a young parent

·      family experiencing Domestic Violence now or in the recent past

·      child where there is parental substance misuse

·      child where there is parental mental or physical health problems

·      child in a family with 3 or more children under 5

·      child in a family in temporary accommodation

·      child with an identified need as above, from an asylum seeker/refugee family with no recourse to public funds

·      child from a Service family.

Checks will be done to confirm the above criteria is met with the borough. Rising three spaces at Mulgrave Primary School are allocated to Key Workers by the Assistant Headteacher for Early Years.  Once a child is seen to be eligible for a Rising Three’s place a home visit and start date will given and sent out in a letter to parents.

Full Time Places

There are 25 full time spaces available to children who meet the following Royal Greenwich criteria:

·      Central funding is available to ensure the following children aged 2, 3 or 4 years with identified needs, receive additional hours where it is considered beneficial for them to receive more than the free entitlement of 15 hours per week/570 hours per year:

·      Those who are ‘in need’ as defined by the Children Act 1989 or have special educational needs as defined by the Education Act 1996 (but do not yet have formal statements)

·      Those who have benefited from specialist provision such as  that provided by the ICAN Speech and Language Centre based at Mulgrave Primary School & Early Years Centre, and the Royal Greenwich Prospects Early Years Service.

·      Looked after children.

·      Children previously allocated additional support under the two year old scheme where there is continued need.

·      Traveller children

·      Homeless children

·      Children experiencing domestic violence

·      Children of parents with learning disabilities

·      Children of parents with substance misuse

·      Children of parents with mental or physical health issues

·      Other children identified as vulnerable and in need of this additional support.

We also take the following into consideration for full time places:

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

A looked after child is a child who is in the 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 who already attends the school at the time the child will be admitted. 

Sibling means a full, half, step brother or sister, or a child living as part of the family unit. This does not include siblings who attend 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.

Travel, work or childcare arrangements are not considered as being an acute medical or social need and will not be taken into account when deciding which applicants should be offered a place.

4.    Other children based on home to school distance.

The distance from home to school is measured as a straight line from the centre of the home address to the main entrance of the school.

If two applicants live an equal distance from the school, the offer of a place will be decided by random allocation.

Paid additional hours are offered:

Interviews should be held in order to consider parents for the paid additional hours.

·      Children to whom this is the nearest Nursery

·      Children who have brothers or sisters or who live at the same address as children already attending the establishment

·      Those already attending Mulgrave

The education part of the day is free during term time and breakfast and light tea are available depending on the parent’s requests and is only available during term-time.

If a child is offered a nursery place, he or she will only be able to start if the parents agree to them attending five days each week and that it will be the only subsidised place taken by the child.

A request can be made for a full time place or additional hours, where it will be reviewed by the Assistant Head Teacher for Early Years and Inclusion Manager in conjuction with the child’s Key Worker.  Places will be allocated on their decision. Decisions on full time places will only be given by the Assistant Headteacher for Early Years.

We do not offer full time places to children under 3.

Reception Admissions

Children moving into Reception from Nursery MUST apply for their chosen school through the Royal Borough of Greenwich:


Mulgrave Primary School does not have any control over admissions into Reception.