Admissions

Choosing the right school for your child is a most important decision. We welcome visits from prospective parents/carers and their children. These are arranged for groups in October of the year prior to admission, or individually at other times. When you have decided that you would like your child to come to Riverview C of E Primary and Nursery School, we ask you to complete an admission form by the closing date before your child is due to start school and return it to the Local Authority. Later you will be advised by the Local Authority if your application is successful. Children start in the Reception class in September. 

RECEPTION YEAR ADMISSIONS FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN ENTERING RECEPTION CLASS IN SEPTEMBER 2023

We are pleased to welcome prospective parents to our Open Mornings on Tuesday 4th October 2022 and Tuesday 22nd November 2022.  Tours of the school are at 9.00am and include a talk by our Head, Mrs Atkins.  Please call the school office on 020 8337 1245 to book on a tour.

The application process for Reception places opens on Monday 31st October 2022, and if your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, then you need to apply for a place for them by 15th January 2023.  If you do not apply by this date, your application may be considered as a late application.

For a small number of summer born children, parents may feel that it would be appropriate if their child’s admission to Reception were delayed until the following year, meaning that if a place could be offered, the child would be educated outside their chronological age group.  Parents should discuss any concerns with the Headteacher prior to submitting an application, which must be accompanied by evidence clearly demonstrating such a need. Governors will make their decision in the main round of admissions, always acting in the best interests of the child and taking the circumstances of each case into account, particularly the views of the Headteacher. Reasons for their decision will subsequently be set out for parents.  Please note however, that the school cannot guarantee or ‘hold open’ a Reception place for the following year’s entry. Please also note that there is no right of appeal if a place is offered that is not in the parents’ preferred age group.

IN-YEAR TRANSFERS

If you would like your child to join Riverview during the academic year, please use the following link to complete an In-Year Transfer form on Surrey County Council's website.

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/in-year

Alternatively, please contact Surrey's School and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004 if you would like a paper copy of the form or for further information.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application within 21 days.

APPEALS

Please see Appeals information under the "Main School Admissions" tab on the right of this page.

PARISH BOUNDARIES

Please see the link below to the Parish map.  A printable version of the parish map is attached below.

http://www.achurchnearyou.com/parishfinder.php?KT19+0Lg

If you have any questions or queries, please phone the Contact Centre for Parents on 0845 6009 009 (8am-6pm) or you can find information on the Surrey County Council website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions