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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 a tour:, or follow the links here to book a tour in autumn 2023:

 Thursday 21st September (Adults only)

 Thursday 28th September (Children welcome)

 Thursday 5th October (Adults only)

 Thursday 12th October (Children welcome)

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 in a Kingston Infant, Junior, Primary or Secondary School in this link. 

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:


We offer 15 hours entitlement. 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

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

2 year old Funded Nursery

Within our nursery we also have provision for 8 children eligible for 2 year old funding (4 morning places and 4 afternoon places).  For the September intake children must be 2 on or before 31st August and for the January intake 2 on or before 31st December (subject to availability and eligibility).

Your child must be eligible for 2 year funding to be considered for a place. Families living in a borough outside of Kingston and Richmond and looking to access childcare in Kingston or Richmond must complete an AfC online application for the funding and obtain an eligibility letter.  Funding for these families is provided by AfC and 'golden tickets' or confirmation of eligibility from another borough is not acceptable.  To apply for funding please use the link below. If successful, please bring your confirmation letter along with a completed admission form to the school office or

Click here for: 2 Year Old Free Early Education Funding Application

Other Nursery Information

Click here for information about schools and nurseries 

Click here for information about nurseries 

Click here for parent and family support 

Click here for EYFS video tour

Early Education Entitlements 2, 3 and 4 year olds 

Coming soon.