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St. Paul's is a one-form entry Church of England Primary School.

To apply for admission to the school, please contact the local authority on 020 8547 4610 or visit Kingston School Admissions Information.

If you wish to have church attendance taken into consideration when your child's application is considered, please complete the 'Supplementary Form' and return it to the school, not the local authority.  The local authority manages the waiting list for all primary schools in the borough.

Parents and children are most welcome to make preliminary visits to the School. Please contact the school office for an appointment to see the Head Teacher.

In Kingston, children have the opportunity to start full-time education from September.  If you prefer, your child can attend part-time until later in the school year but only until the child reaches compulsory school age.  Once places have been offered this can be discussed with the Headteacher.

Towards the end of the summer term children starting in September are invited to spend a few hours in the classroom.  This allows them to meet their teacher and will help make their first few days at school more pleasurable.  To help children settle more easily their start days and times are staggered.  The reception teacher also visits local playgroups and nurseries to introduce herself to the children before they start school.

We aim to treat every person as an individual and special arrangements are made for the admission of pupils with disabilities to ensure that the child’s needs are met.

Meet the Headteacher - for prospective parents

Prospective Reception parent tours take place in the Autumn term and are an opportunity for prospective parents to have a tour of the school during the working day and ask any questions that they may have. These are usually led by the Headteacher, but could be led by the Deputy Headteacher. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to view the school in action, see the facilities available to our pupils and there may also be a chance to talk with the SENDCo. 

In the event that we are unable to invite visitors to the school site, an online meeting will be held via Zoom with the Headteacher to see photographs of the school when it is working and again to give an opportunity to ask questions. 

Dates for these tours are as follows:

Tuesday 18th October 2022 at 9:30am

Thursday 20th October 2022 at 1:30pm

Tuesday 1st November 2022 at 9:30am

Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 9:30am

Wednesday 9th November 2022 at 1:30pm

Friday 11th November 2022 at 9:30am

If you would like to book a space on one of our tours, please contact the school office via: office@sph.rbksch.org or 0208 397 3553. We have a limit to the number of people who can be included on each tour, so spaces must be booked in advance. 

You can also view this presentation that Mrs Evans created last year when we were unable to invite parents to view in person:

Reception Prospective Parents Presentation

If you are applying for a place within one of our current year groups mid-year, and would like a tour of the school, please contact the school office via: office@sph.rbksch.org or 0208 397 3553. 

Admission Arrangements for September 2023/2024

Admissions Policy September 2023/24  

 Supplementary Information Form 

Admission Arrangements for September 2022/2023

Admissions Policy September 2022/23

Supplementary Information Form

If there are more applicants than places the following criteria will be applied.

1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after.

2. Exceptional circumstances: children who have an exceptional, medical or social need that makes the school the most suitable.

3. Sibling living in the same household at the time of admission.

4. Children with a parent/carer is an active member of the worshipping community in St. Paul’s, Hook or another Christian Church in the parish of Hook with Southborough.

Note: An active member of a worshipping community is defined as an adult attending at least two acts of Parish worship each month over a period of at least one year prior to application. 

In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.

Written evidence of applicants' commitment to their place of worship will be required at the time of application on the School’s Supplementary Information Form which must be returned to the school.

5. Proximity to school.

How places have been offered (30 places)

 

2020

2021

2022

Number of applications

140 132 118

Looked after children

0 1 0

Exceptional and medically supported reasons

0 0 0

Siblings

15 15 10

St Paul’s Church Hook

3 3 0

Another Christian Church in the parish of Hook with Southborough for whom St Paul’s is the nearest church school

1 0 0

Distance

11 12 20

Distance of last child offered

0.371km 0.221km 0.959km

Number of appeals heard

1 0 0

Number of successful appeals

0 0 0

There is a waiting list

Yes Yes Yes

For further information about admissions, please visit the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames Website by clicking here

Admissions Appeals

Forms to make an appeal against an admissions decision are available from the school office: office@sph.rbksch.org. Forms must be submitted within 20 school days of the place being allocated.  

Admissions Appeals Timetable - Spring 2022