ADMISSIONS

The admissions authority for Knollmead Primary School is the Coombe Academy Trust. Our admissions are handled by Kingston upon Thames Council and details are given below, together with the specific arrangements for Knollmead Primary School.

Further information is available on the Kingston Council website at https://www.kingston.gov.uk/schools-education/apply-infant-junior-primary-school-place-september-intake/1

If you would like to visit Knollmead Primary School, please contact the school office and if you would like any further information regarding admissions, please do not hesitate to contact the School Admissions Officer at Knollmead Primary School on 0208 337 3778.

Children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 are eligible to start school in September 2020. To find out more about our Admissions Policy, please see further below.

In-Year Admissions (applying for a school place during the academic year)

If you have recently moved locally and require a school place for your child, you can apply for an in- year primary school place.If you would like your child to transfer to another school for any reason, you should discuss this with the headteacher at your child’s current school. This is because a child’s education usually benefits most when they have continuity of teaching and learning in the same school. This also ensures that their present headteacher is fully aware of your reasons for wanting to transfer them and has the opportunity to discuss this with you.

Parents applying for their child to be educated outside their chronological year group

Parents seeking admission to an age group below their child’s actual age should submit their request with their application by the closing date of 15 January of the year when children of the actual same age are due to start school. Requests may be accompanied by professionally supported evidence to explain why their child should be considered to start school a year later than other children of their age. Each request and supporting evidence will be carefully considered and any educational, social and developmental reasons will be taken into account to arrive at a decision. Applying by the age appropriate deadlines will mean that in the event the request is refused, the applicant will still be considered for a place in their correct age group.

You have a legal right to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place.

Please refer to the School Admissions Arrangements for guidance, at the bottom of this page.

Nursery Applications

A limited number of additional (government funded/self-funded) sessions beyond the 15 hour universal nursery entitlement are available for your child to attend. These sessions take place within the Nursery environment.

These sessions run from 11:40 am-3.20 pm, Monday to Friday.

You may be eligible for an additional 15 hours government funded childcare. To check if you are eligible please follow the link below.

If you are not eligible you are able to self-fund these sessions, which currently cost £5 per hour.

The lunch hour is not included in the additional funded hours. There is a charge of £5 for the lunch session. Your child is required to bring in a packed lunch from home, or you are able to purchase them a freshly made school dinner, currently at at cost of £2.27

If you would like any further information please see the letter attached and our admissions policy.

Admissions Arrangements, Policies and Application Forms

Virtual tour - Reception classroom environment

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