Applying for a Reception Place

Open Day Visits 2022/23

To all parents and carers who will be applying for their child to start primary school in September 2023

Lime Tree will be holding Open Day visits during the Autumn/Winter Term, where you will be able to meet the Headteacher and our wonderful children, find out about the learning ethos of our school, ask any questions and have the opportunity to see our school in action. Open Days are a fantastic way to get to know Lime Tree. Please see dates below:

  • Wednesday 19th October 2022 at 9.15am

  • Thursday 10th November 2022 at 9.15am

  • Wednesday 23rd November 2022 at 9.15am

  • Wednesday 7th December 2022 at 9.15am

  • Thursday 5th January 2023 at 9.15am

To reserve a place on one of the visits, please complete the Open Events Booking form.

Applications for September 2023 start

Children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 start school in September 2023.

All applications for starting school in Reception should be made via the eAdmissions website.

Please see our Headteacher's Welcome and our information for new Reception parents for some videos of the classroom areas and staff.

Key Dates:

Thursday 1st September 2022

Online applications are open via

Sunday 15th January 2023

Closing date for receipt of online and paper applications, including supplementary forms.

Thursday 9th February 2023

Final date for applications to be considered as on-time where due to exceptional circumstances they could not be made by 15th January 2023, and for people who moved after 15th January 2023 to evidence habitual residency in the borough.

Monday 17th April 2023

National Offer Day: All on-time applicants will be sent an email during the evening informing them of the result of their application.

Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Date by which parents must accept or decline their offer.

Wednesday 17th May 2023

Further offers will be made from the waiting lists from this date onwards, subject to places becoming available.

Friday 19th May 2023

Closing date for submission of appeals to be heard in the main round for schools in Kingston using the Richmond Independent Appeals Service. This date may vary for academies, voluntary aided and free schools who organise their own appeals July Main round of admission appeals are heard.

Our Admission Appeals Timetable includes further information and dates on lodging appeals.

September 2023

Start of the autumn term

For more information please see the Kingston Primary School Admissions brochure or contact Kingston Council School Admissions.

If you have any questions please contact the school office for further information at

School Admissions

Learning and Children's Services

Guildhall 2

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Surrey KT1 1EU

Tel: 020 8547 4610



How places were offered at Lime Tree

Lime Tree admissions' criteria:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children

  2. Children with a sibling in the school at the time of admission

  3. Children with exceptional family, social or medical need

  4. Children of members of staff employed at the school

  5. Children in order of proximity from the school to their home

WEB Lime Tree Offered Places 2013-2021