We hope you will find the information regarding admission to Latchmere School useful. Should you have any unanswered questions or wish to book a place on one of our regular Wednesday tours of the school at 9.30 am, please do not hesitate to contact us by email ( or telephone on 020 8546 7181.

Admission to Reception in September 2019

Children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 are eligible to start school in September 2019.  The closing date for applications was Monday 15th January 2019.  If you wish to make a late application, please contact School Admissions, Achieving for Children on:


How Reception places have been offered National Offer Day (120 places)







Number of applications 414 414 400
Children with a statement 0 0 0
Looked after children 0 0 0
Siblings 63 40 40
Exceptional family, social or medical need 0 1 0
Distance 57 79 80
Home to school distance of last child offered under ‘Distance’ 0.689km 1.146km 1.52km
Number of appeals heard 0 0 0
Number of successful appeals 0 0 0
There is a waiting list Yes Yes Yes

To read our most recent Admissions Policies, please click below:-

Latchmere School Determined Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Latchmere School Determined Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Latchmere School Determined Admissions Policy 2019-2020

Our public admissions number (PAN) here at Latchmere School is 120.

In-Year Admissions

(applying for a school place during the academic year)

If you have recently moved locally and require a school place for your child, you can apply for an in-year primary school place.

If you would like your child to transfer to another school for any reason, you should discuss this with the headteacher at your child’s current school. This is because a child’s education usually benefits most when they have continuity of teaching and learning in the same school. This also ensures that their present headteacher is fully aware of your reasons for wanting to transfer them and has the opportunity to discuss this with you.

If you still want to move your child, you’ll need to complete and return your home council’s in-year application form.  You will be able to name Latchmere School as one of your preferences.

In year admissions application form

Parents applying for their child to be educated outside their chronological year group

Parents seeking admission to an age group below their child’s actual age should submit their request with their application by the closing date of 15 January of the year when children of the actual same age are due to start school.  Requests may be accompanied by professionally supported evidence to explain why their child should be considered to start school a year later than other children of their age. Each request and supporting evidence will be carefully considered and any educational, social and developmental reasons will be taken into account to arrive at a decision. Applying by the age appropriate deadlines will mean that in the event the request is refused, the applicant will still be considered for a place in their correct age group.


In year or immediate entry appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Nursery Applications

We have one intake in September when children can join us in the September following their third birthday provided there are places available. All nursery children attend part-time, either in the morning or the afternoon and are entitled to a free, early education place for 15 hours per week. You can read more about our nursery admissions policy below:

Nursery Admission Policy 2019-20

Nursery Admission Policy 2020-21

To apply for a nursery place with us, parents should complete our Nursery application form, which can be printed by clicking below:-

Nursery Application Form

Children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 are eligible to start nursery in September 2019.  We have a few places available currently for our Afternoon Nursery i.e. 12.30 – 3.30 pm Monday to Friday during term time.  If you are interested in your child joining, please contact the school office.

Children born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 are eligible to start nursery in September 2020. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 6th March and parents will be notified of the outcome by 1st May 2020 at the latest. 

We support the government’s new 30 hour per week childcare initiative but as a nursery we cannot do so alone. We are therefore happy to announce that we are working closely with Poppets Pre-School, with whom we already have a long-standing relationship, to offer the additional 15 hours per week to parents who are entitled and would like to take it up. Poppets is situated in the pavilion on Dinton Field and can provide collection / drop-off from and to our nursery by offering the alternative session to ours.  To check availability of places at Poppets, please contact Laura Phillips separately by email (

Please click on the link to the ‘Achieving for Children’ website where details of Kingston nursery admissions and an online booklet are available.