Starting School

Welcome to our school!

We are delighted that you have chosen Lime Tree as a school for your child. This will be the beginning of a very exciting journey, one that will be filled with many happy and wonderful moments. We understand that choosing the right school for your child is an important decision, and we are committed to providing a great educational experience to each and every one of our students. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to helping each child reach their fullest potential and ensure they are prepared for a successful future. We look forward to getting to know your child and welcoming you all as part of our school family.

On this page there are some helpful ideas on how to prepare your child for starting school.  Our uniform supplier is linked and stocks items with our logo - however we also have lots of free second hand uniform to help reduce costs.  If you have any queries at all, please contact the school office on 0208 390 9544 or email

In the videos below, Mrs Arbuckle, our Early Years Leader, shows you around our lovely indoor and outdoor areas and the staff introduce themselves.

If you would like to see subtitles in another language, please click on the video settings above and select subtitles-English-autotranslate

The next full intake for Reception is September 2024.  Please refer to the page linked above.  If you recently  moved in to the area please contact Kingston Council School Admissions on 0208 547 4610 or email . Kingston Council manages all admissions on behalf of the school.

Useful links

The Clubhouse - before and after school provision

The Clubhouse is staffed by a mixture of teaching assistants who currently work at Lime Tree as well as newly employed staff members.

The Club offers support with homework as well as activities which carry on the ethos of Lime Tree. Breakfast is provided in the morning and a light snack in the afternoon.

Sign up if you would like your child to receive school milk.  It is free for children under 5 and available at a subsidised price of around £18 per term for children over the age of 5.

Please click logo for our official school uniform supplier.   For details of our uniform, see here.

The school uses parentpay for all communication and ordering of school meals. Although you do not need to pay for your child's meals until the end of Year 2 you will still need to sign up and order for them to have a school dinner.   Please wait for your activation letter in order to sign up - once you have received this, there is guidance here.