Admissions and School Tours


We are a community primary school offering education to children aged between 3 and 11 years old. Our school is committed to inclusion and to serving the needs of the children in the local community. Richmond Local Authority set our admissions criteria. Richmond School Admissions Team is now operating a telephone call back service for enquiries.  Parents should email and request a call back.

 Information regarding how to apply can be accessed via their website by following this link:

Information Guide Admissions to Richmond's Primary schools for 2023 entry: here

Frequently Asked Questions on Admissions to Richmond Schools

Last Three Years Admissions Information

Information on our admissions for the last three years is linked here: Richmond infant, junior and primary community schools admissions.


Starting School in Reception

We admit 30 children to each of our two Reception classes. If your child attends our Nursery you will need to reapply for a Reception place. There is no automatic right of admission from Nursery to Reception. Reception places will be offered strictly according to the Local Authority admissions criteria. If you have any further questions please either contact the Local Authority or our school office on 020 8892 1654.

Admission to Richmond's Primary schools for 2023 entry: here


Oversubscription Criteria

If any of our classes are oversubscribed the London Borough of Richmond will allocate places using the following criteria. These are listed in order of priority:

  • Looked after children who are in public care
  • Children who have exceptional, social or educational needs that require their attendance at a particular school
  • Siblings
  • Children of staff
  • Children living closest to Orleans Primary School


In-Year Admissions

Richmond Local Authority allocates in-year places and applications should be made directly to their admissions department.  Please note: in-year places are only available when a class has less than 30 children. In extraordinary circumstances where a child has exceptional social or educational needs, a place may be offered which will take a class size over 30.

For full information on In Year Admissions to Richmond Schools and how to apply, please follow link below:


Nursery and Reception (School) Tours & Presentations 2022/2023

We are pleased to be able to offer tours of the school during the school day for those pupils considering Orleans Primary School for entry in September 2023.  Click on the Google form links below to book in by date:  
Please contact the office if you have any further question regarding tours.


Here is a photo slide show of our school:   


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Nursery Places

To apply for a nursery place, please complete the Application Form found at the bottom of this page.

Nov 2022 Update! - We still have spaces available in our afternoon Nursery class. If you are looking for a place, please contact the school office. 

We have 26 part-time morning places (8.45 - 11.45) and 26 part-time afternoon places (12.30 - 3.30). Offers for places in the Nursery are made using the same set of criteria as for the Reception classes. 

At Orleans Primary School we do not offer the 30 hours provision on site, however, for parents who are eligible or are keen to have 30 hours, we signpost them to Mandarin Ducklings Nursery - tel: 0208 892 2241. Please do contact them to discuss this further.

Please remember the following dates:
The School Office begins accepting Nursery Applications for the following academic year (2023) from 1st September 2022. 
Closing date for Nursery Applications: Friday 3rd March 2023.
Parents will be informed regarding Nursery places: Friday 28th April 2023.

For parents and carers who would like to enquire about nursery spaces once the application closing date has passed, or once the academic year has started, please contact the school office via, who will be able to advise if a nursery space is available. Please note that spaces in a specific session, whether morning or afternoon, may only be available. Should a space be available, and your child meets the required age criteria, the completed application form, a copy of your child(ren) birth certificate and proof of your address, needs to be provided to the school office as soon as is possible.



Admission to Richmond's Secondary Schools for 2023 entry: Full information linked here

Submit a school admissions appeal

If your child has been refused a place at one of your preferred primary or secondary schools, you may appeal the decision of the admissions authority. Your reasons for appealing will then be considered by an independent panel. For full information on appeals please follow the link below:




Orleans Primary School, Hartington Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3EN