The following information is for children starting Reception in 2017.
You can calculate the start year based on your child’s date of birth below:
|Start or transfer||Date of birth|
|Start Reception September 2018||1/9/2013 - 31/8/2014|
|Start Reception September 2017||1/9/2012 - 31/8/2013|
|Start Reception September 2016||1/9/2011 - 31/8/2012|
Applications open on 1 September 2016. Apply online using the eAdmissions website.The closing date for applying for a Reception class place or year three junior school place is 15 January 2017.
Please read our Personal Information Policy and validity of information given before applying online.
If you do not live in the borough, you need to apply through your own council and you can include Richmond schools on your application form.
When making your application in eAdmissions you should:
Certain schools need additional information to apply their admissions criteria and may require you to also complete a Supplementary Information Form. For example, schools that prioritise applications by faith. If you are applying for this type of school, please check the school's website for further information and to download a Supplementary Information Form.
If your child has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), or a Statement of Special Education Needs , you don't need to complete the application.
Read our Primary School Admissions brochure(pdf, 2566KB) before you apply. If you have any difficulty completing your application, please contact the School Admissions Team.
If you're not applying for a Reception or year three place in September 2017 you should read our in-year admissions information.
On 19 November, Richmond Council's Cabinet approved the expansions of East Sheen Primary from two to three-form entry, from September 2016 onwards; and of Hampton Infant and Hampton Junior from three to four form entry, from September 2016 and September 2019 onwards respectively.
Richmond residents, will receive a letter notifying them of the outcome of their application regardless of application method.
Applicants who applied online and were offered their first preference school will receive online notification only.
The availability of results for viewing will be staggered to assist demand, so precise timings cannot be guaranteed.
You must accept or decline the place offered by Tuesday 2 May 2017.
You have a legal right to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place at any or all of the schools that you've applied to. You can appeal for a place at your preferred school even though your child may have a place somewhere else.
The admissions authority for the school you're applying to must explain why your child hasn't been offered a place at that school. They must also explain how you can appeal against this decision.
Your appeal will be heard by a panel which is independent of the school and the admissions authority whose decision you're appealing against. You've the right to attend the hearing to explain your case to the independent appeal panel.
There are strict rules around the appointment of the appeal panel members to ensure their impartiality and independence. The panel's decision has to be accepted by the admissions authority and the school.
You may find it helpful to read the guidelines on the appeal process on the admission appeals page.
For community schools, the deadline to lodge an appeal is Wednesday 24 May 2017 (this must be at least 20 school days from the offer date). Appeals for these schools will be heard during June and/or July 2017. Please download an appeal form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the appeals timetable for any academy, voluntary aided and foundation school, please contact the school directly.
The School Admissions Team
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Education and Children's Services
Kingston upon Thames
Telephone: 020 8547 5569
*The School Admissions Team do not take calls between 2pm and 4pm. Please telephone between the hours of 9am and 2pm or between 4pm and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Updated: 26 August 2016