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Admissions for Reception September 2023:  

Applications for places at CHI must be made to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, via the eAdmissions website, from 1st September, the year before your child starts school. 

You can name up to six schools in your application including academy or free schools and schools in other council areas.

The admission closing date for your online applications - Sunday 15 January 2023. If you wish to apply after this date you must do so by contacting Kingston Council Admissions on 020 8547 4610 or

The Primary Schools Admissions brochure contains full information:


Important Dates


Thursday 1st September: Online applications open via:


Sunday 15 January: Closing date for receipt of online and paper applications, including supplementary forms.

Thursday 9 February: Final date for applications to be considered as on-time where due to exceptional circumstances they could not be made by 15 January 2023, and for people who moved after 15 January 2023 to evidence habitual residency in the borough.

Monday 17 April: Online applicants will be sent an email during the evening informing them of the result of their application. Letters are posted first class giving detailed results of applications.  (National Offer Day)

Tuesday 02 May: Date by which parents must accept or decline the offer.

Wednesday 17 May: Further offers will be made from the waiting lists from this date onwards, subject to places becoming available.

Friday 19 May: Closing date for receipt of appeals.​

July 2023: Admission appeals are heard.


Prospective Parents

The tours for prospective parents have now finished for this cycle. Tours will begin again in November, and dates will be advertised later in the year. We are unable to conduct ad hoc tours. You will find lots of detailed information about our school on our website and via the virtual tour below.


Coombe Hill Infant School Virtual Tour

We are pleased to present our virtual tour, filmed in 2020, below, and FAQs  here

Please contact if you have further questions.


Mid-Year Joiners

In the first instance you will need to apply to Kingston Council [Kingston Council website.​​] to be put on our waiting lists. When you are offered a place please contact us, and we will arrange a visit, give you our paperwork, and discuss your child's start date. We expect your child's paperwork to be completed and returned prior to your child starting with us. 


How Places Have Been Allocated over the Last 5 Years

Year Intake SEN * Criterion (i) Looked after child (including previously looked after children) Criterion (ii) Having a brother or sister in the school or the paired school Criterion (iii) Exceptional family, social or medical need Criterion (iv) Children of staff Criterion (v) Distance of home address to school Distance of the last child offered a place under criterion (v) at offer date Furthest distance offered from the waiting list at the end of August Appeals heard (number successful)
2018 120 - 1 45 - n/a 44 1.219km 1.290km 0
2019 90 - 1 46 - - 43 1.111km 1.290km 0
2020 90 - - 35 - - 55 1.286km 1.325km 0
2021 90 - - 40 - 1 49 1.255km 1.448km -
2022 90 - - 36 - - 54 1.160km 1.191km -











*place reserved for a child with an education, heath and care plan.

If you have any questions about our admissions please call our office on 020 8942 9481 and speak to our Admissions Officer - Alison Reid.


Date of Birth between:

Start School:

Online application from:

Sept 2018 & Aug 2019

Sept 2019 & Aug 2020

Sept 2020 & Aug 2021

Sept 2021 & Aug 2022

September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

September 2026

Autumn 2022

Autumn 2023

Autumn 2024

Autumn 2025

Simply put, we take children in the September following their 4th birthday. We do not have a nursery.

If you would like to find out about Coombe Hill Infants' admission arrangements, please click here to see the Kingston Council website.

APPEALS: If you wish to make an appeal regarding your offers, please click here

School Admissions,
Learning and Children's Services,
Guildhall 2,
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames,

Tel: 020 8547 4610