StanleyPrimary School

Learning with Confidence Together




Date of birth     

Pre-School start  

School start   

1.9.19 - 31.8.20Sept 2023Sept 2024
1.9.20 - 31.8.21Sept 2024Sept 2025
1.9.21 - 31.8.22Sept 2025Sept 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.  Pre-School children start in September for either 5 mornings a week (08:45 - 11:45) or 5 afternoons a week (12.30 - 15.30). 


We are also able to provide limited 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.


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.  Unfortunately, we are unable to offer places for Rising 3's in the Spring term.  


Please complete a Pre-School registration form via this link if you would like to apply for your child to join Stanley Pre-School in September 2023:  Pre-School Registration Form Sept 2023


Please follow this link for information about 30 hours of free childcare and to check your eligibility:


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 deadline (September 2023 entry): 

Deadline for applications to be submitted - Friday 3rd March 2023

Offers will be sent via email on or before Friday 5th May 2023 


Places in Pre-School are allocated according to the Local Authority’s Admission Criteria, which are:

  1. Looked after children. (Applications made under this criterion must be accompanied by details of circumstance and professionally supported evidence). 
  2. Children who have an exceptional family, social or medical need that makes the school concerned the most suitable one for the individual child. (Details must be described on the application and verified by professionally supported evidence).
  3. Children who have a brother or sister (sibling) living at the same address who will be attending Stanley at the time of admission.
  4. Children of members of staff who have been employed at Stanley Primary for two or more years at the time of application and will continue to be employed at the school at the point of admission.
  5. Richmond upon Thames resident children living closest to the school.
  6. Other children living closest to the school.


Late applications will not be considered until all other applications which were submitted on time have been processed. 



Reception children start in September full-time (08.50 - 15.15).

Applications are made on-line to the admissions website  


Please follow this link for details on School admissions arrangements for Richmond schools for admission in September 2023


Please follow this link for a copy of 'Admissions to Richmond Primary Schools 2023':



School application deadline (September 2023 entry):

Thur 1 Sep 2022  – online applications are open via 

Sun 15 Jan 2023 –  closing date for all applications 

Wed 19 Apr 2023 (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

Tues 2 May 2023 – deadline for accepting/ declining offer


Places in the school are allocated according to the Local Authority’s admission criteria, which are:


  1. Children in public care
  2. Children who have an exceptional medical need
  3. Children who have siblings at Stanley Primary School at the point of admission
  4. Richmond upon Thames resident children living closest to the school *
  5. Other children living closest to the school


Details on how places were offered over the last 3 years can be found by following the link below:


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:


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 on tel 020 8891 7514 or by email at 

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


Government information about schools can be found at

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