StanleyPrimary School

Learning with Confidence Together


Come and Visit Us!

Open Mornings - We host Pre-school and Reception open mornings in October, November and January. Dates will be advised in the Autumn term. 


Individual Tours - We are proud of our school and would be delighted to show you around Stanley Primary. If you would like to arrange an individual tour please get in touch with to arrange.

ADMISSIONS Pre-School and Reception


Date of birth     

    Pre-School start      

   Reception School start     

  1.9.19 - 31.8.20    

Sept 2023Sept 2024
  1.9.20 - 31.8.21    Sept 2024Sept 2025
  1.9.21 - 31.8.22    Sept 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. 


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

Full time 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 on a termly basis for one to five sessions per week - please contact the office to discuss your requirements.


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:


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): 

LATE Applications welcomed, please call school office 020 8977 4858


Friday 1st March 2024Deadline 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:

  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 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 


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:

  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: How Primary places were previously offered


For information about secondary school transfer, please follow this link: 

Secondary School Transfer information


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


Government information about schools can be found at

We have limited Preschool places available for September 2024, to register your interest go to About Us / Admissions * * * * * If you have a safeguarding concern about a child please contact the Single Point of Access on 020 8547 5008