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Kew Riverside Primary School

Children at the heart of everything we do


A warm welcome to you if you have been allocated a space for your child at Kew Riverside Primary School for the next academic year.

If you are worried about anything or need more information on the next steps, a letter will be sent out in May.  Otherwise, please feel free to contact the school on 0208 487 8437.

All school places are allocated by the London Borough of Richmond of Upon Thames. Please follow the link below for information from the Local Authority.

However, we also ask prospective parents to contact the school if you wish to attend one of our open mornings.

All information needed to complete your application can be found in Primary Admissions Brochure.  Primary School Admissions brochure(pdf, 2566KB)


The School Admissions Team
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Education and Children’s Services
Civic Centre
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8891 7514
For in-year admissions: 020 8891 7535 or 020 8831 6255

The deadline for applications for places for September will be the January before.  For further information, contact Richmond School Admissions:

Admissions for 2018-19

Admissions for 2019-20


Richmond Council is consulting on proposed admission arrangements for community schools, In-year admissions and the coordinated primary and secondary admissions schemes for 2019-2020.

The consultation is also available on the Richmond Council’s website at:

There is one proposed change to the admissions criteria for community schools 2019-2020 which is to include priority for children of staff as an admissions criterion for 2019-2020.
There are no other proposed changes to the admission arrangements for community schools and the only significant change to the coordinated primary and secondary schemes from 2018-19 is to the dates in the Pan London timetable.

If you would like a paper copy of the consultation and response form, please contact Richmond School Admissions at the address below or by telephone 020 8547 5569.
Please note the deadline for response to the consultation is midday Friday 15 December 2017.
To let us know your views, please use the consultation response form and submit your response form either by email or by post.
Email to:
Post to: School Admissions, Achieving for Children, Guildhall 2, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU

Criteria for Admissions

The school follows the Local Education Authority’s criteria for admissions.  When there are more applicants than there are places available, places will be allocated in the following order:

  • Children with a statement of special educational need that specifies the school as the placement school
  • Children in public care
  • Children who have brothers and sisters in attendance at the school (this includes full, step, half, and adopted brothers and sisters)
  • Children living closest to the school.

The basis on which the latter will be decided will be distance, judged by the shortest route by road or publicly maintained footpath.  Accessibility of private or public transport will not be considered.  All distances will be measured using a computerised Geographical Information System (GIS).

In the event that we are unable to offer a place we will place your child’s name on our waiting list.

Appeals Procedure

Under the School Standards and Framework Act 1988, you have the right to appeal to an independent appeals panel.
You will receive an appeals form and information about the procedure with your notification letter if you are unsuccessful in obtaining a place a Kew Riverside Primary School.