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There are a number of distinct  phases for admissions:

  • Entry to our afternoon provision called Acorns, for children who are 2 - 3 years old
  • Entry to our Nursery Class for children who have turned 3 years old by the start of the academic year in September
  • Entry to our Reception Class for children who have turned 4 years old by the start of the academic year in September (even if your child is already in our Nursery Class you will need to apply via the local authority for a place in our Reception Class)


In addition we have arrangements for children who transfer into other year groups from other schools and/or countries. These are know as In-Year Admissions.


Below we have explained the arrangements for each of these situations

To see our admissions policies please click below to go to our Policies Page.

Acorns Class


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. 



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:

Nursery Class


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 2021 is 5th March, 2021. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by 7th May, 2021. 

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

Reception Class


Admissions to Reception 

The application deadline for Reception places in September 2021 is 15th January, 2021.  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 2021.  You must accept or decline the place offered by 30th April.  You will then be invited to our Reception Induction Meeting.


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



Supplementary Information Form

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 above.

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



The deadline for primary school appeals is 24th May, 2021


The link for Richmond's appeals page is: