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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

  2023 2022 2021 2020
Total number of applications 702   819 808 830
Looked after and previously looked after children (criterion i) 0 3 1 2
Family, social, medical reasons (criterion ii) 0 0 1 0
Siblings (criterion iii) 49 44 46 35
Distance (criterion iv) 101 99 102 108
Pupils with a statement/EHCP 0 4 1 5
Number of appeals heard 2 3 0 1
Number of successful appeals 2 0 0 1
Distance from home to school of last child offered a place 1.86km 1.72km 1.58kms 1.85kms

Waiting List

We have a waiting list for entry to Year 7 in 2023-24.

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


Year 7 Appeals – September 2024

National offer day is 01 March 2024.

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

The final date for registering an appeal is 17 April 2024.

A full timetable for appeals for September 2024 entry can be found here.

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.

In-Year Admissions

Applying for a place at the Richmond upon Thames School ‘in-year’

In-year admissions to secondary schools in the London Borough of Richmond are managed by the Richmond School Admissions. 

To apply for an in-year place at the Richmond upon Thames School (RTS), parents/carers can find full details of how to apply and the application process on the Richmond School Admissions website.  Parents/Carers should contact their home borough for guidance if they do not live in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.  

Applications from Richmond's residents will be made on Richmond's Common Application Form, which is available from their website.

RTS Admissions Policy

To view our Admissions Policies, please visit the policies page of our website.