ADMISSIONS Pre-School and Reception
Date of birth
Reception School start
1.9.19 - 31.8.20
|Sept 2023||Sept 2024|
|1.9.20 - 31.8.21||Sept 2024||Sept 2025|
|1.9.21 - 31.8.22||Sept 2025||Sept 2026|
We are able to provide part-time places to 3 and 4 year olds under the Universal 15-hours of free childcare scheme, Monday to Friday, term-time only.
To apply to Stanley Preschool, please complete: Apply Preschool Sept 2024
Pre-School children start in September for either:
5 mornings a week (08:45 - 11:45),
5 afternoons a week (12.30 - 15.30), or
Fulltime extended 30 hours, 08:45 - 2:45 / 08:45 - 15:30**
** We are able to provide full time places to working families eligible for Extended 30-hours of funded childcare. Children attend Monday to Friday 08:45 - 14:45 term-time only. If you would prefer your child to stay until 15:30 families have the option of paying an extra daily charge which is payable half-termly in advance (Daily charge is currently £6).
Parents who are not eligible for 30 hours free child care can self fund extended hours.
Rising 3's - Summer Term 2024
Where spaces are available, children that will have turned 3 years old on or before 31st March (Rising 3's) may be able to start a term earlier in the Summer term.
30 Hours Eligibility
Please follow this link for information about 30 hours of free childcare and to check your eligibility: https://www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-tax-free-childcare
Follow this link to the Achieving for Children website for more information on Applying for Nurseries (Pre-School) and Schools and to view a copy of the Richmond Nursery Education booklet.
Pre-School application dates (September 2024 entry):
|Friday 1st March 2024||Deadline for applications to be submitted|
|Friday 3rd May 2024||Offers will be sent via email on or before Friday 3rd May 2024|
Preschool Admission Criteria
Places in Pre-School are allocated according to the Local Authority’s Admission Criteria, which are:
Late applications will not be considered until all other applications which were submitted on time have been processed.
Reception children start in September 2024 full-time (08.50 - 15.15).
Applications are made on-line on the admissions website: Apply to Reception 2024 here
Admissions to Richmond's Primary Schools Guide
For further information on admissions arrangements for Richmond schools for admission in September 2024 visit: Richmond 2024 Primary School Admissions Guide
Key dates for Reception September 2024 Admissions:
1 Sep 2023
|Online applications are open via www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app|
15 Jan 2024
|Closing date for all applications|
16 Apr 2024
National Offer Day
Online applicants sent an email during the evening informing them of the result of their application. Letters are posted by 1st class post giving detailed results of applications
Tuesday 30 April 2024
|Deadline for accepting/declining offer|
Places in the school are allocated according to the Local Authority’s admission criteria, which are:
Details on how places were offered over the last 3 years can be found by following the link below: How Primary places were previously offered
For information about secondary school transfer, please follow this link:
If your child has been refused a place at one of your preferred primary or secondary schools, you may appeal the decision of the admissions authority.
For further information visit: Appeals
If you wish to apply for a place for your child in Years 1 to 6 (or Reception once the year has already started) you should make the application using Richmond's 'In Year Application Form' available from Richmond School Admissions.
tel: 020 8891 7514
For further information visit: In year admissions
If you are considering applying for an in-year admission for your child at Stanley Primary School, we will be pleased to arrange a meeting with senior staff, and a tour of our school. Please email our office team or call the school office on 020 8977 4858 to make arrangements. Thank you.
Further information about schools in Richmond can be found at https://www.richmond.gov.uk/services/children_and_family_care/schools_and_colleges.
Government information about schools can be found at https://www.gov.uk/browse/education.