Applying for nursery classes

Schools manage their own application process for nursery class admissions. Schools produce a prospectus or information on their websites which will help you decide how suitable they are for your child. You should visit the school’s website or contact the school directly for further information.

Download the Kingston Nursery Education Booklet

Download the Richmond Nursery Education Booklet

Key dates

Applications close on Friday 6 March 2020

Places will be offered by Friday 1 May 2020

Other Early Education options 

There are other settings where your child can receive their early education. We suggest that you read the Nursery Education Booklets and 3 and 4 year old funding leaflets below to understand your full options. You should also read the information on our website to find out about:

Early Education Funding and 30 hour childcare

Please note that the key dates above do not apply to settings that are not classes in schools.  Those settings manage their admissions separately and you would need to contact them directly to discuss adding your child's name to their register. However there will be important dates for claiming Early Education Funding that you need to be aware of.  Information about this is set out in the 3 and 4 year old funding leaflet below.

Download the 3 and 4 year old funding leaflet for Kingston and Richmond

Applying for schools - Reception age and onwards

All the information for applying for schools, from Reception class and above, in either Richmond or Kingston remains on the individual council websites.

Apply in time

The cut off dates for applying for schools for the academic year 2019/2020 are as follows:

  • Reception class in a primary or Year Three junior school place - 15 January 2020
  • Year 7 in a Secondary school - 31 October 2019

The cut off dates are always set around the same times each year but you should always check the exact date to make sure you apply in time. 

Visit the Kingston council website

Visit the Richmond council website

Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND)

If your child has additional needs or a disability, detailed information and advice about education provision for children and young people with SEND is available in the Education section of our SEND Local Offer.

View Education on the SEND Local Offer

School Admissions Teams

The School Admissions Team can be contacted Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

School Admissions
Guildhall 2
Kingston upon Thames 


Phone: 020 8547 4610



Phone: 020 8547 5569