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Admissions to Acorns 


Acorns is an afternoon provision for children aged two to four years. It runs daily from 12:30 to 15:30.  Children attend a minimum of two afternoons a week and the vast majority of children progress into our Nursery class in the September following their third birthday.    The price per session is £16.50.


In addition Acorns offers our Nursery children an extended session from 11:45 to 15:30 or a lunch session from 11:45 until 12:30 . The rates for these sessions are as follows:


Lunch Session: 11:45 – 12:30 


Lunchtime Extended Session: 11:45 – 15:30                        



How to apply for a place in Acorns 


Parents should apply to the school for an Acorns place once their child has reached 18 months or more. Acorns is very popular and parents are encouraged to put their child on our Expression of Interest List. Places are offered each September, and again at the start of the Spring term if there is availability.


For information on admissions and to register your interest for a place, or to arrange a tour, please contact the school office on 020 8940 7911. 


The deadline for applications for Acorns places to start in September 2020 is Friday 27th March, 2020.  Places will be allocated and you will be notified on Monday 11th May 2020.  Our Acorns induction meeting will be on Wednesday 8th July 2020 at at 10:00.

Early Years Funding


You could be eligible for 15 hours per week free childcare for two year olds if you are receiving one of the following: income support; income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance; income-related Employment and Support Allowance; support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit; Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs; Working Tax Credit and earning less than £16,190 a year. Your child will also be eligible if they have a current statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan and/or they receive Disability Living Allowance. In addition all looked after children and children who have left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order will be eligible.


For more information about Early Years Funding, click here

To find out more about Acorns visit our Acorns Class page by clicking on the Acorns link below:


Admissions to Nursery 


We have 30 places available in our extremely popular Nursery class. Nursery children have access to our affordable, on-site, wrap around care (from 07:45-18:00). 


The majority of our nursery children transfer to Reception the following year.


Applications can be made any time after your child's 2nd birthday by contacting the school office: 


The deadline for applications for September 2020 is 6th March, 2020. You will be notified of the outcome of your application on 4th May, 2020.  Our Nursery Induction meeting is on Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 14:30.

NB: There is no automatic right of entry from the Nursery to Reception. Parents or carers must make a separate application for a place in the Reception class

Admissions to Reception 


The application deadline for Reception places in September 2020 is Wednesday 15th January, 2020. Applications must be made online. Click on the link below to do this.


You will receive the outcome of your online application during the evening of 16th April 2020.  You must accept or decline the place offered by 30th April.  You will then be invited to our Reception Induction Meeting on Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 09:00.


For more information about applying for a place at Primary school please click on the link below:



To apply online click here:

School Admissions Policy & Criteria


Where there are more than 30 applications, places will be allocated in accordance with the school's admissions criteria: 


  1. Looked after and previously looked after children

  2. Children with an exceptional and professionally supported medical or social need

  3. Siblings

  4. Regular attendance at St Richard’s, St Andrew’s or St Peter’s churches, or another place of worship

  5. Regular attendance at another Anglican church

  6. Regular attendance at another place of Christian worship

  7. Distance


 How places                         have been offered
(30 places)




Number of applications




  Places allocated to:

Looked after and previously looked after children




Sibling at time of admission




Foundation places




Open places




Places allocated by the local authority




Number of appeals heard




Number of successful appeals




There is a waiting list





Please see our Admissions Policy below.

In-Year Admissions


For in-year admissions, please contact us and we will let you know if we have a space available. You will need to complete a  Richmond Council application  form and complete the supplementary form below.

For more information about applying for an in-year school place follow the link below:



The deadline for primary school appeals is 22nd May, 2020


The link for Richmond's appeals page is: