Apply for an infant, junior or primary school place (September intake)

How to apply

Applications for September 2020 start

Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 are due to start reception class at primary school in September 2020.

Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 who currently attend an infant school are due to start year three at junior school in September 2020.  

Use the eAdmissions website from 1 September to apply online for your child's primary (reception) or junior (year three) school place.

You can name up to six schools in your application including academy or free schools and schools in other council areas.

Applying for reception when your child attends school nursery 

Please note: you must still apply for reception class even if your child already attends the nursery at your preferred primary school.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2020.

If you do not live in the borough, you need to apply through your own council and you can include Kingston schools in your application. 

If you still need to apply for a school place after the Admissions website has closed in July, please contact the School Admissions team for a paper application. 

When making your application in eAdmissions you should:

  • Complete a separate application for each child if you are applying for twins or triplets.
  • Tell us in your application if your child has a brother or sister (sibling) attending your preferred school(s) in September 2020.

Things to check: 

  • 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), you don't need to complete the application – see our information about Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Be fully informed before you apply 

Read our admissions brochure before you apply. The brochure for entry in September 2020 will be available from 1 September 2019. If you have any difficulty completing your application, please contact the School Admissions Team. 

Please note that Tolworth Infant School will be admitting an additional class for its Reception intake in September 2020 to meet the demand for places within the Surbiton/Tolworth area.

Applying for a place at any other time of the year (In Year application)

If you're not applying for a reception or year three place in September 2020 you should read apply for an infant, junior or primary school place.