Applications for Reception 2020-21

The Admissions Policy for the 2020-21 academic year can be found on our policies page

The deadline for applications was 15th January 2020.  Please contact Richmond School Admissions if you wish to make a late application of have any queries.

National Offer Day is on Thursday 16th April 2020 and you must accept or decline your place by Thursday 30th April.  Full details can be found here:

Primary School Admission Appeals

Parents wishing to appeal should visit Richmond School Admissions website for full guidelines, contact details and timetable here

Primary School Admission Appeals Timetable for September 2020 entry:

National Offer Day 16th April 2020
Date by which an appeal must be submitted 22nd May 2020
Dates when appeals will be heard All appeals received by 22nd May 2020 will be heard on weekdays in July (excluding school holidays).
Dates when appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing 16th June 2020 to 2nd July 2020

(10 school days in advance of the hearing)

Date by which the Clerk sends appeal papers to the parents, the panel and the admission authority. 19th June 2020 to 7th July 2020

(7 clear working days before the appeal hearing)

Deadline for appellants to submit additional evidence 8.00am 5 working days before the appeal hearing.
Decision letters sent to the Appellants. Within 5 school days of the appeal hearing (whenever possible)

Appeals lodged after 22nd May 2020 will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of the appeal being received, whichever is the later date.

Applications for Reception 2021-22

The Admissions Policy for the 2021-22 academic year can be found on our policies page

Applications for Reception 2021 will open in September 2020.

When you apply, you will need to complete the local authority’s Common Application form online at This applies even if you already have an older child at St Mary’s.

We will run school tours of our infant site during October and November 2020; these dates will be advertised here nearer the time.

How school places have been allocated in the past three years can be found here: St Mary’s Reception Allocations  (nb. This will be updated once places for September 2020 have been allocated)

Church places 2021-22

If you wish to apply for one of our 24 Foundation (i.e. Church) places, you will need, in addition to completing the Common Application Form, to download and complete a Supplementary Information Form relating to Church attendance and involvement here.

This must be completed and signed by your parish priest or minister and a paper copy returned to the school along with a Baptismal certificate.

Please note that while families attending St Mary’s Church are automatically eligible to apply for a Foundation place, those attending all other churches will need to live within the Parish Boundary to be eligible for admission under the Foundation criteria. Please refer to our Parish Boundary Map for details of the catchment area.

In-year admissions (current academic year to July 2019)

If your child is currently in Reception – Year 6 and you wish to inquire about current vacancies at St Mary’s please refer to our 2019-20 Admissions policy on our policies page.

You will first need to contact Richmond School Admissions and complete their application form before joining our waiting list. They can be contacted on 020 8547 5569 or Further information is available and their application form is available on their website.