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 2024 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 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:


Admissions for Reception spaces closed on 15th January 2024. Our Reception school tours have now finished. Spaces will be offered by 16th April 2024.

Please use the following link for more information:


Admissions for Nursery spaces closed on 1st March 2024. Our Nursery school tours have now finished. Offer letters will be emailed on Monday 29th April 2024. 

Please use the following link for more information:


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

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: Monday 29th April 2024.

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 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:




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