Applying for a School 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:

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 

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 Kingston 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. 

School Admissions

Learning and Children's Services

Guildhall 2

Kingston upon Thames

Surrey KT1 1EU

Tel: 020 8547 4610

How places were offered at Lime Tree

Lime Tree admissions' criteria:

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