Applying for a School Place

Applications for September 2024 start

Children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 start school in September 2024. 

All applications for starting school in Reception should be made via the eAdmissions website. The deadline to apply is Monday 15th January 2024.

Full details on making an application can be found here.

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

Open Day Visits 

To all parents and carers who will be applying for their child to start primary school in September 2025

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 - dates will be published soon

Appeals Process

Richmond Independent Appeals Services manage our school's appeals process. If you wish to lodge an appeal you can do so by submitting a form online at  

Please ensure that you read the guidelines on the appeals process at     

How to apply for an in-year place (at any time of year)

If you have recently moved into the area and would like to apply to come to Lime Tree, you will need to make an In-Year application to School Admissions.

If your child is already in school and you're considering transferring him or her to another school, you should discuss it with the Headteacher of your child's current school before making an application.  

A child's education usually benefits most when they have continuity of teaching and learning in the same school. So we need your child's Headteacher to know your reasons for wanting to transfer your child and have the opportunity to discuss the transfer with you.

You should not withdraw your child from their current school until you have secured a place at an alternative school. 

How places were offered at Lime Tree

Lime Tree admissions' criteria:

WEB Lime Tree Offered Places 2019-2022 - Sheet1.pdf