School admissions arrangements

Admissions arrangements for community schools for the following academic years.

Consultation on admission arrangements for 2018/2019

We are currently consulting on proposed admission arrangements for community schools, and on coordinated admissions for all Richmond schools, for academic year 2018 to 2019.

There are no proposed changes from the 2017/2018 arrangements.

The consultation is now open, and will close on Friday 2 December 2016.

How to respond

You should read the Proposed 2018/2019 admission arrangements(pdf, 485KB) before you complete the online consultation.

Responses must be received by 12 noon on Friday 2 December 2016.

Admission arrangements for 2017/2018

The admission arrangements for community schools for academic year 2017 to 2018 and schemes for coordinated admissions for secondary and primary admissions for all Richmond schools for academic year 2017 to 2018 have been determined.

These arrangements can be downloaded along with arrangements for previous academic years:

Admissions authorities

For more information about the determined admissions arrangements for a school, please contact the admissions authority for the school.

  • We are the admissions authority for community schools
  • The governing body is the admission authority for voluntary aided and foundation schools
  • The free school trust is the admissions authority for free schools
  • The academy trust is the admissions authority for academy schools.

Making an objection

Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or academy’s arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance the School Admissions Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator.

Objections must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May in the year of determination.

For further information on how to make an objection, please visit the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.

Richmond Council's report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2016(pdf, 302KB) is available to download.


The School Admissions Team can be contacted Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm and from 4pm to 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays).

School Admissions
Achieving for Children
42 York Street

Phone: 020 8891 7514

Updated: 21 October 2016