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:
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.
Thursday 1st September 2022
Online applications are open via www.eadmissions.org.uk.
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.
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.
Learning and Children's Services
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1EU
Tel: 020 8547 4610
How places were offered at Lime Tree
Lime Tree admissions' criteria:
Looked after children and previously looked after children
Children with a sibling in the school at the time of admission
Children with exceptional family, social or medical need
Children of members of staff employed at the school
Children in order of proximity from the school to their home