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School Admissions

Buckingham Primary 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 and Carers can receive a copy of these regulations directly from the Local Authority or by following the link below:


Application Process:

If you live in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and your child is currently attending school, contact the In-year Admissions Team:

In-year Admissions Team email: richmond.admissions@achievingforchildren.org.uk

If you live outside the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and wish to apply for a place or are moving into the borough and your child is currently attending school, you should contact the In-year admission section of your home council. 

Nursery Admissions

Welcome to Buckingham Primary School on behalf of the children and staff of our school.  Buckingham Primary School is a friendly community school, situated on the edge of the London Borough of Richmond, serving the needs of the Hampton and Hanworth areas.

The school originally opened in 1976 and takes children from the age of three to eleven, when they then leave us to join secondary school. We are very proud of our school community and by being an all-through primary school we are able to develop and work with our families over a lengthy and rewarding period of time. Buckingham has increased in size and capacity from what was originally a one-form entry primary school to now having three forms of entry. As you will see we still have more than enough space for our children to be active and energetic. Our Nursery is on-site and is already familiar to many of you. All children from Nursery onwards participate fully in the life of our school, including special assemblies, community events and celebrations.

At Buckingham you will find a warm welcome from all our children. They are encouraged to develop good manners and respect for all individuals. We expect our children to develop into responsible citizens and to develop a life-long appetite for learning (whilst also having a lot of fun!).  Academic attainment is very important to us here at Buckingham, and we look forward to sending our children on to secondary school as well-rounded individuals, able to work as a team and having a wide range of achievements. As our school motto says, we encourage our children to ‘Believe, Persevere and Succeed’. This has become deeply embedded in all our school life.  

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision.  I hope you will be able to envisage your child succeeding in our positive learning community here at Buckingham. 

Please complete the Google form to apply for a place for your child to join our Nursery

Nursery Application Form

Application Process to join our Nursery

Applications can be completed by returning the form below, along with a copy of your child's birth certificate.

Please contact our school office for more information via: info@buckingham.richmond.sch.uk

Please see also information about joining Nursery from our Local Authority via Achieving for Children: https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/


Secondary Admissions

If you live within the borough and still need to apply for a place because you missed the deadline or recently moved to the area, please contact School Admissions for an application.

If you do not live in the borough, you need to apply through your own council and you can include Richmond schools on your application form.

All information needed to complete your application can be found in the Secondary Admission brochure

If you wish to request a hard copy of the brochure, please contact the School Admissions Team. This is also available for collection from the school office.

Certain schools need additional information to apply their admissions criteria and may require you to also complete a Supplementary Information Form. For example, schools that prioritise applications by faith. If you are applying for this type of school, please check the school's website for further information and to download a Supplementary Information Form.

Application outcome

Richmond residents will receive a letter notifying them of the outcome of their application regardless of application method.

Applicants who applied online and were offered their first preference school will receive online notification only.

Contact School Admissions

The School Admissions Team

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Education and Children's Services

Guildhall 2
High Street
Kingston upon Thames

Email: richmond.admissions@achievingforchildren.org.uk

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