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Carlisle Infant School


School Admission Policy

1.  Introduction

Carlisle Infant School is a Community school and admission arrangements are determined in agreement with the local authority. The Admissions Authority for our school is the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames which publishes its entry regulations every year.

Our governing body applies the regulations on admissions fairly and equally to all those who wish to attend this school in accordance with the Local Authority.

Parents can receive a copy of these regulations directly from the LA or by following the links below.

London Borough of Richmond Admissions brochure

School admissions - London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

How places have been offered in the last three years

Key Dates

Deadline for applications ~ Monday 15th January 2024

National Offer Day ~ Tuesday 16th April 2024

Deadline for accepting/declining your offer ~ Tuesday 30th April 2024

2.  Aims

2.1 We seek to be an inclusive school, welcoming children from all backgrounds and abilities.
2.2 All applications will be treated in a sensitive and fair manner.

3.  How parents can apply for their child to be admitted to our school

Our school is a community school, and it determines the admission arrangements in agreement with the Local Authority. The Admissions Authority for our school is therefore the LA which publishes its entry regulations every year.

School admissions - London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

The admissions team is operating a telephone callback service for enquiries from parents. Please email the admissions team email on:

In-year Admissions

If you need to move your child during the school year, please contact the In-year Admissions Team via their email address:

  Postal address:

            The School Admissions Team

            School Admissions
            Achieving for Children
            Guildhall 2
            Kingston upon Thames
            KT1 1EU

For more information please click here: In-year Admissions

4.  Admission appeals

If parents wish to appeal against a decision to refuse entry, they can do so by applying to the LA. An independent panel considers all such appeals, and its decision is binding for all parties concerned. More information can be found via the following link:  Richmond Borough Appeals

5.  The Standard Number

The ‘standard number’ is the number of children the LA considers the school can accommodate. The standard number for our school is 270. We keep this number under review, and the governors will apply to change the number if circumstances change.

6.  Monitoring and Review

This policy will be monitored by the governing body and reviewed every two years, or earlier in the light of any changed circumstances, either in our school or in the local area. The policy will always take due note of guidance provided by the local Admissions Forum.

If you have any questions on the admissions process please contact the school office on 020 8979 2770.