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We accept children into Reception in the September following their 4th birthday.  We do not have a nursery at Coombe Hill.

Admissions for Reception - September 2024  

Applications for places at Coombe Hill Infants school must be made to the Kingston Borough Admissions service, via the eAdmissions website, the year before your child starts school. 

Applications for entry into Reception in September 2024 opened on Friday 1 September 2023.

The national closing date for on-time applications to be considered in the first round of allocations was Monday 15 January 2024.

National Offer day is Tuesday 16 April 2024.   Information on the coordination of applications for the normal admissions round can be found on Kingston Council’s website

Applications outside of the normal admissions round will processed in line with the in-year arrangements.

The Admissions arrangements for academic year 2024-25 can be found here:


Admissions for Reception - September 2025

Applications for entry into Reception in September 2025 will open in early September 2024 (via Kingston Borough Admissions service), and the deadline for applications will be in early/mid January 2025.  Dates to be announced in due course.

We will be offering a series of school tours to parent and carers with a child due to join Reception in September 2025.  We will publish the dates of these tours here in September 2024 and the tours will be held in November 2024, please keep an eye on this webpage for details if you are interested. Our tours start at 9.15am and last for approximately one hour.  You will be shown around our school by Mrs Berry (our headteacher) or Mrs Jakob (our deputy headteacher).  Both parents/carers are welcome to join the tour, and you may bring babies and toddlers with you if you cannot find alternative childcare.


Mid-year Admissions into Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

If you are interested in your child joining our school (into Reception, Year 1 or Year 2), outside the point of the main Reception Admissions intake in September, please contact Kingston Borough Admissions service in order to apply, full details given in links below:

Please note that there is a waitlist for all of our year groups.  When you have registered your child for a place at our school they will be added to our waitlist and you can then call us to see what position they hold.  Please call Alison Reid, our Admissions Officer, on 020 8942 9481 to check this.

We do not have a nursery or pre-school setting at Coombe Hill.

General school tours

We are unable to conduct any other tours of the school during the year unless your child receives an offer of a place with us and you have not had the opportunity to see the school previously.  If this is the case please email contact our Admissions Officer, Alison Reid, at or call 020 8942 9481.

You will find lots of detailed information about our school on our website and via the virtual tour and FAQs below here

Please contact if you have any further questions.

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 0
2022 90 - - 36 - - 54 1.160km 1.191km 0
2023 90 - - 38 - - 52 1.279km 1.569km 0











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

Date of Birth between:

Start School:

Online application from:

Sept 19 & Aug 20

Sept 20 & Aug 21

Sept 21 & Aug 22

Sept 22 & Aug 23

Sept 23 & Aug 24

September 2024

September 2025

September 2026

September 2027

September 2028

Autumn 2023

Autumn 2024

Autumn 2025

Autumn 2026

Autumn 2027

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

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


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