Children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 are due to start year seven at secondary school in September 2020.
Use the eAdmissions website from 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.
If you do not live in the borough, you need to apply through your own council and you can include Richmond schools in your application.
The closing date for applying for a year 7 place is 31 October 2019.
Please read before applying:
When making your application in eAdmissions you should:
For how places were allocated at all Richmond Secondary Schools in the past three years, please visit each school's website.
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 2020 you should read our in-year admissions information.
If you have not been offered your highest school preference, you may it helpful to read Transfer to secondary school September 2019 - your questions answered (pdf, 167 KB) (2020 version coming soon), which includes frequently answered questions. If you have further enquiries, which cannot be found in these notes, please feel free to contact the Admissions Team.
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.
Ensure you have read all of the content on this page, as well as the relevant FAQs, before contacting the team.
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 can be contacted by telephone between the hours of 9am and 2pm Monday to Friday.
Updated: 2 October 2019