Secondary school admissions

The following information is for children starting in Year 7 of a new school.

For in-year admissions (pupils transferring schools in all other years, for example primary to primary or secondary to secondary), please contact the Admissions Team on 020 8891 7514 or email

If you are applying for a place in a school sixth form, please go to the Post 16 Partnership page. If you need advice on the process for sixth form application, please contact the school you are interested in applying for.

Secondary admission brochure(pdf, 2950KB)


Children born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004 can start in Year 7 at a state maintained school or an academy in September 2015.

All information needed to complete your application can be found in the Secondary admission brochure(pdf, 2950KB). If you wish to request a hard copy of the brochure, please contact the School Admissions Team. This is also available for collection from Reception at the address below.

The application deadline for places in September 2015 is Friday 31 October 2014.

Application outcome

All Richmond residents, except those that applied online and were offered their first preference, will receive a letter notifying them of the outcome of their application regardless of application method.


If you have applied online you will be sent an email with the outcome of your application during the evening of Monday 2 March 2015.

Please wait until you have received the email before logging on to the eAdmissions website.

The availability of results for viewing will be staggered to assist demand, so precise timings cannot be guaranteed.


If you submitted a paper application, a letter containing the outcome will be sent to parents/carers by first class post on Monday 2 March 2015.

Secondary school allocation maps

To assist parents in making an informed decision about which school to apply for we have included maps for the oversubscribed schools in September 2014. We can only show the outcome for those applicants that placed the schools on their application as their 1st preference. Maps are available for Christ’s, Grey Court, Orleans Park, Teddington Schools and Waldegrave School for Girls.

View the secondary school allocation maps.

Contact School Admissions

The School Admissions Team

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Education and Children's Services

Civic Centre
44 York Street

Telephone: 020 8891 7514*

*The School Admissions Team do not take calls between 2pm and 4pm. Please telephone between the hours of 9am and 2pm or between 4pm and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Updated: 26 August 2014