We are a community primary school with a nursery offering education to children from 3 to 11 years. Our school is an inclusive one, and we are firmly committed to serving the needs of all the children in our local community. Our admissions policy is set by Richmond Local Authority.
The school admits 30 children to each of our reception classes (60 in total). Please note that children, including siblings, who are already attending our nursery need to apply for a reception place directly to the Local Authority. There is no automatic right of admission from nursery to the main primary school. Parents of children in the nursery are strongly encouraged to apply for a place in a reception class, but places will be offered according to the strict application of our admissions criteria.
We do not process the administration of applications to the main school. This is organised by the Local Authority. We are very happy to provide advice and guidance about admissions though. This can be obtained by telephoning the school, or by dropping in and speaking to Lucy Blair.
Children are normally admitted to the reception classes at the beginning of the Autumn Term, but it is possible for a child to start in the Spring Term of the term in which their fifth birthday falls. We would prefer all children to join in the Autumn Term, so the final decision about this is at the discretion of the Headteacher.
If we are oversubscribed (our maximum intake is 60 places), the London Borough of Richmond Admissions Section will allocate places using the following criteria. These are listed in priority order:
Looked After Children who are currently in public Care and previously Looked After Children who have left Care due to adoption, special guardianship or child arrangements order.
Children who have an exceptional medical, social or educational need that requires their attendance at a particular school.
Children who have siblings already attending the school.
Children of staff working directly for Barnes Primary School for at least two years.
Children living closest to Barnes Primary School.
The closing date for applications for reception admissions 2024 is 15th January 2024 – all applications received after this date are late and, unfortunately, you are unlikely to gain a place in your preferred school.
You will be sent an email during the evening of Tuesday 16 April 2024 to tell you the outcome of your application. The availability of results for viewing will be staggered to assist demand, so precise timings cannot be guaranteed. You will also be able to view this by logging in to the eAdmissions website
For all the admission information please click on the link below.
The Headteacher will endeavour to greet all visiting parents; however, as she has a teaching timetable her availability is limited.
The application for the next academic year will be available at the end of August 2023. If you have any queries regarding applications for September 2024 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are submitted via eAdmissions
The data on the application form will be stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the school’s Data Protection policy and Privacy Notice. Details on how we look after your information can be found on our website: www.barnesprimaryschool.co.uk
Open hour visits
Wednesday 3rd January 2024 16.30 – 17.30. Please register your attendance using this link