Prospective Parents

We warmly welcome you to Henwick Primary School. We are a two form entry primary school in the heart of Eltham. Our staff, governors, children and parents have the highest aspirations and expectations and are proud of their school. To get a flavour of life at Henwick and to find out some key information, please read on.


Visiting our School

We encourage prospective parents to visit the school. Formal open mornings take place in the Autumn term where prospective parents tour the school. We are happy to arrange for prospective parents to look round the school at other times and this can be arranged with the school office staff. 

Children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 will be eligible for a reception place in September 2019. Applications for September 2019 must be submitted by 15th January 2019. Click here to learn more about the application process.

We encourage prospective parents to visit the school. We are happy to arrange for prospective parents to look round the school during a normal working day, as this will give you a real flavour of life at Henwick. Please contact our school office to arrange an appointment.


Equal Opportunities

Henwick is an inclusive school and we place great importance on the need to ensure that all our pupils are included equally in opportunities for learning. The school’s ethos and the values we practice and promote aim to secure equal opportunities for all the pupils at Henwick whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. As a learning community all the staff work hard and are fully committed to securing the best provision for our pupils and the different groups that they may represent:

  • Girls and boys
  • Minority ethnic and faith groups, Travellers, Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • pupils with disabilities
  • EAL pupils (English as an Additional Language)
  • Special Educational Needs pupils
  • Looked after children
  • Sick children and those from families under stress
  • Pupils at risk of disaffection and exclusion


Our Policy documents and Schemes of Work are subject to regular review and the school is involved in ongoing self-evaluation to ensure that our aims and those principles that support inclusion are being appropriately implemented.


School Times

The school day begins at 8.55 am and children are allowed to come onto the school site from 8.45 am; the school day ends at 3.10 pm.