Admission criteria

In the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the local authority makes decisions about admitting children to community schools.

If there are more applications than places available at Eltham Hill School, the admission authority will use their admission criteria to decide which applications to accept.  The published admission number for Eltham Hill School is 180.

Most schools in Royal Greenwich including Eltham Hill School use the following admission criteria.

After the admission of pupils with a statement of special educational needs where the school is named on the statement, if there are more applicants than places available priority, within each ability band, will be given in the following order to:

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

A ‘looked after child’ is a child who is in the care of a local authority, including foster care.

(2) Children who have a sibling (brother or sister) living at the same address who will be 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 sixth form provision.

(3) Other children based on home to school distance. Within criterion 3, applicants may be given higher priority on the grounds of professionally supported medical or social need for that particular school. Distance from home to school is measured as a straight line from a single fixed point in the centre of the home address to the main entrance of the school. If more than one applicant lives in a multi-occupancy building (e.g. flats) priority will be given to the applicant whose door number is the lowest numerically and/or alphabetically. In the event that two or more applicants have equal right to a place under any of the above criteria, priority will be given to those who live nearest to the school. Should two applicants live an equal distance from the school, the offer of a place will be decided by random allocation.

For more information on admissions, please visit the Royal Borough of Greenwich website:

If you are interested in a Year 7 place at Eltham Hill School for September 2017, please Click here for the Royal Borough of Greenwich secondary schools application form.

The form must be returned to the Admissions Service at The Woolwich Centre, Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ or emailed to