Decisions about offers of places at The John Roan School are the responsibility of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Standard Admissions Policy

First priority will go to children with 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 child arrangements or special guardianship order, immediately following 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, or an immediate family member, with a chronic medical condition or social care need for a particular school.

Applicants need to set out the reasons why the school can best meet their needs and the implications for the child or immediate family member if a place was not obtained at the school. Evidence of the condition or need must be submitted with the application, such as a letter from a registered health professional or practitioner i.e. a doctor or social worker. The family member must live at the same address as the child. Further details of the documentation required can be found on the Royal Borough of Greenwich website.

Work commitments and childcare arrangements are not considered as being a social care need.

3) 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/adopted/foster brother or sister. This does not include siblings attending a school’s Post 16 provision.

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 centre of the school site.

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 or more applicants live an equal distance from the school, including instances where more than one applicant lives in a multi-occupancy building, the offer of a place will be decided by random allocation.

Contact School Admissions
Phone: 020 8921 8043

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