The following information is for children starting in Year 7 of a new school in 2018.
Children born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 are due to start year seven at secondary school in September 2018.
Use the eAdmissions website from Friday 1 September to apply online for your child’s secondary school place.
You can name up to six schools in your application including academy or free schools and schools in other council areas.
The closing date for applying for a year 7 place is 31 October 2017.
If you do not live in the borough, you need to apply for a place through your own council and you can include Richmond schools on in your application form.
Please read our Personal Information Policy and validity of information given before applying.
All information needed to complete your application can be found in the Secondary Admission brochure (pdf, 2.2 MB).
When making your application in eAdmissions you should:
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), or a Statement of Special Education Needs, you don’t need to complete the application.
If you are not applying for a Secondary place in September 2018 you should read our in-year admissions information.
If you have applied online:
If you applied on a paper form:
You have a legal right to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place at any or all of the schools that you've applied to. You can appeal for a place at your preferred school even though your child may have a place somewhere else.
The admissions authority for the school you're applying to must explain why your child hasn't been offered a place at that school. They must also explain how you can appeal against this decision.
Your appeal will be heard by a panel which is independent of the school and the admissions authority whose decision you're appealing against. You've the right to attend the hearing to explain your case to the independent appeal panel.
There are strict rules around the appointment of the appeal panel members to ensure their impartiality and independence. The panel's decision has to be accepted by the admissions authority and the school.
You may find it helpful to read the guidelines on the appeal process on the admission appeals page.
For the appeals timetable for any academy, free, or voluntary aided school, please contact the school directly.
The School Admissions Team
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Education and Children's Services
Kingston upon Thames
Telephone: 020 8547 5569
*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: 31 August 2017