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We are delighted that you are interested in a place at King Athelstan. Please read our admission policy here.

We have a virtual school tour which we would ask you to watch before booking a place on an in-person tour.  Once you have watched the video, please contact the school office to book a place on:

Reception and In-Year transfer (Year R-6)

King Athelstan is a two form entry community school with admissions managed by Achieving for Children in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Local Authority. 

For information on the school's last three years' admissions data, which shows the number of admissions by criteria for each year, please click here: Allocation of places 

For more information on community school admission arrangements, please see the local authority website here: Kingston Admissions

Please see all relevant information about how to apply for a place below: 

School Admissions Brochure 

To apply for a place at King Athelstan for Reception please click here

To apply for a transfer to King Athelstan in-year please click here

Admissions arrangements for children with SEND

The admission arrangements for children with SEND but without an Education, Health and Care Plan follow the same process as any mainstream admission. We do not discriminate against or disadvantage disabled children or those with special educational needs and will follow the usual school admissions procedures. Admission arrangements for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan are made through the Local Authority’s SEN Team in consultation with parents/carers and the school’s senior leaders. For more information, click here:


Nursery admissions are organised directly through the school. See here for further information:  Nursery admissions

Places for our Nursery are offered using the following Local Authority criteria: 

  1. Places will be offered firstly to Looked after Children
  2. Places will be offered next to children who have a brother or sister already at the school
  3. Places will then be offered in cases of exceptional family, social or medical need
  4. The remaining places will be offered to children based on distance from the school

In circumstances where more than one child on the waiting list meets the sibling criterion, then the distance criterion will also be applied. 

Please note that parents/carers are applying for a place in nursery, not for a specific session. Unfortunately it is not possible to offer everyone their preferred session.

Once our offers are identified on the criteria above, we then allocate morning or afternoon places.

In doing this, we aim to balance the morning and afternoon sessions based on boys / girls and age. We also consider any additional needs each child may have e.g. Special Educational Needs or English as an Additional Language. This is the same process we use when children are being assigned to either of the two Reception classes

Click here for: Nursery Admissions form

Click here to apply for 2 year old funding (see below for information):

2 Year Old Free Early Education Funding Application


When completed please hand into the school office or email it to: