Admissions and School Tours

ADMISSIONS AT ORLEANS PRIMARY SCHOOL

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 richmond.admissions@achievingforchildren.org.uk and request a call back.

 Information regarding how to apply can be accessed via their website by following this link:
www.richmond.gov.uk/primary_school_admissions

Information Guide Admissions to Richmond's Primary schools for 2024 entry: here

Frequently Asked Questions on Admissions to Richmond Schools

 https://www.richmond.gov.uk/media/16152/school_admissions_faqs_starting_school_in_richmond.pdf

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 2024 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:

https://www.richmond.gov.uk/media/16154/school_admissions_faqs_in_transferring_schools.pdf

Reception (School) Tours 2023/24

September

28.09.23 - https://forms.gle/FDrZFdavdNneReC77

October

12.10.23 -https://forms.gle/jBAGfivuNGU8RbeQ6

19.10.23 -https://forms.gle/4fTwKnx6L3yWR3rV9

November

02.11.23 - https://forms.gle/V94Y9QmUXhd8FN3C8

07.11.23 - https://forms.gle/gmTFiNeL3D3fRNS96

14.11.23 - https://forms.gle/WBAQ9NSx4pmLVMhC7

16.11.23 - https://forms.gle/JKYFvLnZd7NZjaiv7

21.11.23 - https://forms.gle/k19BboWCCEJU7xu29

23.11.23 - https://forms.gle/7X7U9nxodbM3sQtp8

30.11.23 - https://forms.gle/rGHoksmvdDGPuB627

December

05.12.23 - https://forms.gle/aqnAjjAFAaDDZZ9U9

14.12.23 - https://forms.gle/cftakspRuERgHiWV7

19.12.23 - https://forms.gle/QaRkv7J3bn12Gnm89

January

11.01.24 - https://forms.gle/KZJ8Xdodovjnnvyk9

Admissions for Reception spaces close on 15th January 2024, please use the following link for more information

https://www.richmond.gov.uk/primary_school_admissions  

Admissions for Nursery spaces close on 1st March 2024, please use the following link for more information

https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/community-information/information-and-advice/where-to-apply-for-childcare/nursery-and-early-education-providers/school-nursery-classes-and-maintained-nursery-schools

PROSPECTIVE NURSERY PARENTS 

Nursery Places

The Nursery caters for children aged 3 and 4 years old and forms part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) within Orleans Primary School. 

The Nursery runs two sessions per day and can register up to 26 children per session.

Nursery times: Morning session 9.00am – 12.00pm Afternoon session 12:30 – 3:30 pm.

We now also offer full day nursery provision from 9.00am - 3.30pm

www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds

Please remember the following dates:
The School Office begins accepting Nursery Applications for the following academic year (2024) in January 2024
Closing date for Nursery Applications: Friday 1st March 2024.
Parents will be informed regarding Nursery places: Date tbc'd.

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 info@orleans.richmond.sch.uk, 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.

NURSERY TOURS

We are pleased to offer Orleans Primary Nursery tours for those families considering starting at our Nursery for entry in September 2024. The tour will last for approximately 30min and will start at 3.45pm. Mrs Mc Carthy our Nursery Teacher will be welcoming you and showing you around the Nursery. Each tour is limited to 4 families at once and where possible, parents should attend with their children. 

Please use the links below to secure your place on one of our Nursery tours. 

SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS

Admission to Richmond's Secondary Schools for 2024 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:

https://www.richmond.gov.uk/admission_appeals

 

 

Address

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