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The Richmond upon Thames School

The Richmond upon Thames School

Excellence Through Endeavour


The school will use the over‐subscription criteria used for admission to Richmond upon Thames’ current non‐faith secondary schools.

Where there are more applications for admission than places available, the criteria used to allocate places are:

  • current and previously looked‐after children;
  • exceptional family, social or medical need;
  • siblings; 
  • proximity of the child’s home to the school.

How places were offered on 1 March for September entry

  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Total number of applications 808 830 732 576 560
Looked after and previously looked after children (criterion i) 1 2 0 2 0
Family, social, medical reasons (criterion ii) 1 0 0 0 0
Siblings (criterion iii) 46 35 24 6 0
Distance (criterion iv) 102 108 122 140 146
Pupils with a statement/EHCP 1 5 4 2 4
Number of appeals heard tbc 1 6 0 0
Number of successful appeals tbc 1 1 0 0
Distance from home to school of last child offered a place 1.58kms 1.85kms 2.16kms 3.59kms 5.44kms


Waiting List

We have a waiting list for entry to Year 7 in September 2020.

How can I add my child’s name to your waiting list?

All requests to be added to our waiting list should be made through your child's home LA (and not the school directly).

I am already on the waiting list, how do I find out where I am?

Contact School Admissions

Achieving for Children, Guildhall 2, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1EU


Phone: 020 8547 5569

Monday to Thursday 09.00am-2.00pm and 4.00pm-5.00pm (Friday 4.45pm)

Year 7 Appeals – September 2021

If you have been refused a place for your child at The Richmond upon Thames School you have the right to appeal.

This year the final date for registering an appeal is 19 April 2021.

The admission appeals process is administered by the Richmond Independent Appeals Service, this ensures that it is separate from, and independent of, the school and the admission authority.

Information about the appeals process can be found on the Richmond Independent Appeals Services’ website.