Admissions

 

Admission to Reception, September 2018

 

We are pleased that you are considering our school for your child. Parents/carers are welcome to attend a tour of the school once your child is three years old.

All Reception children start in September on a full-time basis with phased entry in September.  There are three forms of entry (ninety children per year group). Children are organised into three classes which are balanced in number and on criteria, e.g. gender, age, Special Educational Needs and disabilities and English as an additional language.

We believe that all children of school age benefit from starting school together at the beginning of the school year, regardless of differences in age. In this way the children are introduced to the learning environment, their peers and school routines in a gradual and planned way. For this reason, the school will only consider requests for deferred or part-time entry in exceptional cases where there is clear evidence that deferred or part-time entry is in the best interests of the child.

Requests for delaying a child’s entry into Reception until later in the year of entry or to attend part –time until the child reaches statutory school age can be discussed with the headteacher after a place has been offered at the school.  Each case will be considered on its merits and a decision will be made by considering the documentary evidence that deferred or part-time entry is in the best interests of the child.

Any requests for admissions outside of a child’s normal age group must be made to the Local Authority in the first instance and before the closing date on 15 January 2018 (TBC). Please contact Richmond School Admissions on 0208 547 5569 for guidance.

 

Places for Reception classes are allocated by the Local Authority.

Reception Application Dates for September 2018

Closing Date - 15th January 2018 (TBC). Offer date - 18th April 2018 (TBC).

 

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/services/children_and_family_care/schools_and_colleges/school_admissions/primary_school_admissions.htm

It is your responsibility to apply for a place for your child. Parents/carers must return the application forms to the Local Authority and NOT to the school.

You may apply online. The online application service goes live in September and closes on 15th January 2018 (TBC) for admissions in September 2018. Please follow the link to access the online Admissions Form.

https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app

 

Tours of the School

You are warmly invited to visit our school. We offer tours of the school on most Thursday mornings, starting punctually at 9.30 a.m. You can tour the school to see learning in action and meet the headteacher who would be delighted to support you in making this important decision about starting your child’s school career. We ask parents not to bring children to these tours as we cannot accomodate them. Please call the school office on 0208 948 0195 to to book a tour.

 

Admission of Older Children

We accept older children throughout the school year when there is a suitable place. When a year group is oversubscribed, priority is given in accordance with the LA’s Admissions Policy as set out for Reception children.

We are currently have spaces in Years 3 and 4. To make an application or be added onto a waiting list, please contact the London Borough of Richmond Admissions Department richmond.admissions@achievingforchildren.org.uk   Please note that to apply for a place you must have a Richmond address, evidence of which must accompany your application.

Prospective parents/carers living in Richmond, are welcome to come for a tour of the school with the Admission's Manager on any day during the week other than Thursday. Please ring the school office to book an appointment.

 

 

Appeals 

If your child has been refused a place at your preferred school, you may appeal the decision of the admission's authority. Your reasons for appealing will then be considered by an independent panel. The deadline for primary schools appeals is Wednesday 24th May 2017. The link for Richmond's appeals page is: 

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/services/children_and_family_care/schools_and_colleges/school_admissions/admission_appeals.htm#important_dates 

 

Further Information

Additional information regarding admissions can be found on London Borough of Richmond’s website: 

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/education_and_learning/schools_and_colleges/school_admissions/primary_school_admissions.htm

The admission arrangements for Richmond primary schools for 2018/19 are now available:

 

 http://www.richmond.gov.uk/school_admissions_arrangements