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Tours of the school for parents of children due to start Reception in September 2024

We are pleased to offer school tours to parent and carers with a child due to join Reception in September 2024, booking is essential

The 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).  Please come to our main school entrance just before 9.15am.  Parking is very limited in the area and there is no parking on site, so please leave plenty of time.

We are holding tours on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 7 November - FULLY BOOKED
  • Wednesday 8 November - FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday 9 November - FULLY BOOKED
  • Wednesday 15 November - FULLY BOOKED
  • Tuesday 21 November - FULLY BOOKED
  • Wednesday 22 November
  • Thursday 23 November - FULLY BOOKED
  • Wednesday 10 January

Both parents/carers are welcome to join the tour, and you may bring babies and toddlers with you if you cannot find alternative childcare.

If you would like to join a tour please email or call us on 020 8942 9481. 

We look forward to meeting you.


General school tours

Unfortunately 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

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


Admissions for Reception - September 2024  

Applications for places at CHI 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 open on Friday 1 September 2023.

The national closing date for on-time applications to be considered in the first round of allocations is 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:


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 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.

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