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Foxfield Primary School


The following Admissions Policy applies to Foxfield Primary School, Sandbach Place, SE18 7EX

Children can be admitted to the Nursery Class after their third birthday and will normally spend four terms in the Nursery, until eligible for the Main School.

Children enter the main school at the beginning of the academic year in which they are five. As a multiple form entry Primary school, Greenwich has defined the approved class size as 30 children. The classes are arranged into three classes per year group as follows:

Foundation Stage:

Nursery                   3/5 years
Reception               4/5 years

Key Stage 1:

Year 1                      5/6 years
Year 2                      6/7 years

Key Stage 2:

Year 3                     7/8 years
Year 4                     8/9 years
Year 5                     9/10 years
Year 6                    10/11 years

Admission into the Nursery is the responsibility of the school.  You can download the Nursery Application Form below and send it back to or come into the School Office to complete and return a paper copy.

All children requiring a Reception Class space will need to apply for a primary school place through the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

All places are allocated according to the admission criteria as found in the policy below.

Prospective Reception Children - September 2024

You will have the opportunity to meet the Co-Headteachers and Early Years Leader and spend time in the EYFS classrooms.

Please find dates below and complete the form to register your interest.

  • Monday 9th October at 4pm
  • Monday 16th October at 4pm
  • Monday 13th November at 4pm

Please use the link below to apply for a place: 
Apply for a Primary School Place
View the Primary School Admissions Booklet 2024/2025

Stage of process Date
Application period starts 1 September 2023
Closing date for applications 15 January 2024
Outcome of applications 16 April 2024
Deadline for accepting the offer 30 April 2024
Appeal hearings June and July 2024


The school is responsible for offering Nursery placements. The admission limit for Foxfield’s nursery will be 100 places.  We have provision to offer places on a part-time 15 hours per week basis made up 50 places in a morning session and 50 places in an afternoon session.

Children will usually be admitted into Nursery in the term after their third birthday subject to availability of place, and places will be offered in the term before the children are due to start. Documentation will be required to support applications including children’s birth certificate or passport and proof of address. This will consist of Council Tax statement, Council Tax Benefit letter, or Council Tax exemption certificate.

We have provision for part time places totalling 15 hours per week either in the morning or the afternoon.  

You can upload our Nursery application form from our website and send it back to email

 Admissions Process

Applications to nursery schools or classes are made direct to the school.

Children will not be admitted to a nursery class or nursery school before their third birthday.

If it is not possible to offer a child a place, a request can be made for the child’s name to be placed on the waiting list. However, there is no formal appeals process.

All places are allocated according to the admissions criteria below and distance is measured in a straight line from the applicant’s home address to the main school gate located on Sandbach Place.

Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

This school does not require a Supplementary Information form to be completed.

Reception 2024

All children requiring a Reception Class space will need to apply for a primary school place through the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Date Action
1st September 2023 Application period starts
15th January 2024 Closing date for applications
16th April 2024 National Offer Day
30th April 2024 Deadline for appeals (indicative date)

The Inspire Partnership Academy Trust board, which is the admissions authority for Foxfield Primary School has set the number to be admitted into the Reception year in the school year which begins in September 2023 as 90.

The trust participates in the Local Authority co-ordinated arrangements. This means that all applications for places in Reception in September 2023 must be made to the Local Authority in which the child lives. School preferences are passed to the Local Authority where the school is sited who are responsible for the allocation of places.

Where there are more applications than there are places available, the Local Authority will allocate places according to the rank order of oversubscription criteria detailed in the document below.

Pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan: The admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan is dealt with by a completely separate procedure.

Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan that names the school must be admitted. Where this takes place before the allocation of places under these arrangements, this will reduce the number of places available to other children.

Please ensure you read the Foxfield Primary School Admissions Policy for 2023 below

In-year admissions for 2023/24

Changing schools can be disruptive and may not be in your child's best interests. We recommend that before requesting a transfer, you discuss your reasons with senior staff at your child's current school. They will be happy to discuss any concerns and help to resolve any issues. 

If, after this, if you still want your child to transfer to Foxfield Primary School, you will need to apply using the process described below.

The Royal Greenwich in-year admissions process and applications portal

If you have recently been informed by Royal Greenwich admissions that your child has been allocated a place at Foxfield, Mrs Horsfield from our Inclusion team 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.

Please click to view Royal Borough of Greenwich's Primary School Admissions Policy.

Fair Access

A fair access protocol exists to ensure that children without a school place, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place at an appropriate school as quickly as possible.

The fair access panel meets fortnightly and it includes representatives from Royal Greenwich schools, the local authority and other agencies.

The panel considers all the information available and the child's individual circumstances to make a decision about what school would best meet the child's needs.

Children admitted through the fair access panel get priority over children who wish to transfer to another school and those who are waiting for an appeal.

Please click here to view the Royal Borough of Greenwich Fair Access Protocol.