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Children start school in the September of the school year in which they will become 5 years old. This means most children are 4 years old when they start school. Children reach statutory school age at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. Statutory school age means the age when a parent is legally required to make sure that their child attends school (or is educated other than at school). 

Before this, some parents and guardians may wish to send their children to a nursery school. The Kingston and Richmond School Admissions teams are not involved in this process. If you require further assistance, please contact our Early Years Team.

Please be aware that your child attending a nursery school attached to the primary school does not guarantee that your child will be offered a place at the primary school from the September they are able to start reception. Sibling priority does not extend to those children attending the primary school to the nursery school and vice versa. 

Please see the list of schools within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames with a nursery attached to it:

  • Alexandra Primary School
  • Burlington Infant and Nursery School
  • Castle Hill Primary School
  • Christ Church New Malden C of E Primary School
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School
  • Ellingham Primary School
  • Fern Hill Primary School
  • Grand Avenue Primary and Nursery School
  • Green Lane Primary and Nursery School
  • King Athelstan Primary School
  • King’s Oak Primary School
  • Knollmead Primary School
  • Latchmere School
  • Lovelace Primary School
  • Malden Manor Primary and Nursery School
  • Malden Parochial C of E Primary School
  • Maple Infant School
  • Robin Hood Primary and Nursery School
  • St Agatha’s Catholic Primary School
  • St John’s C of E Primary School
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Luke’s C of E Primary School
  • St Mary’s C of E Primary School
  • Tolworth Infant and Nursery School

Please see the list of schools within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames with a nursery attached to it.

  • Barnes Primary School
  • Buckingham Primary School
  • Chase Bridge Primary School
  • Collis Primary School
  • Darell Primary School
  • Hampton Infant School
  • Hampton Wick Infant and Nursery School
  • Heathfield Nursery and Infant School
  • Lowther Primary School
  • Meadlands Primary School
  • Stanley Primary School