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We are delighted that you are considering a place for your child at Kew Riverside Primary School. We are always happy to arrange personalised tours of the school and an informal chat with the Headteacher or member of the Senior Leadership team. Please do contact us by phone or email to arrange a visit. 

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.

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 2022-23

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.