Admissions

Christ Church New Malden Church of England Primary School has a distinctive Christian ethos which is at the heart of this School and provides an inclusive, caring and supportive environment where children learn and flourish in a setting shaped by Christian values. We welcome applications from all members of the community and we ask all parents to respect the Christian ethos of our school and its importance to our community.

The Governing Body is responsible for the admission of pupils to Christ Church New Malden Church of England Primary School and admits 60 pupils to the Reception Year each September.

  • You should apply online by going to www.eadmissions.org.uk or www.kingston.gov.uk. Admissions run from late September until the following 15th January. If you are unable to apply online you should complete the Royal Borough of Kingston Council’s application form which you obtain from  School Admissions (by phone on 020 8547 5004 or by email to kingston.admissions@achievingforchildren.org.uk)
  • The supplementary form, see below, should be returned directly to us.
  • The maximum size of each class is 30 pupils giving a maximum of 60 pupils in each year group.
  • If the number of applications exceeds the number of places available then the Governors will offer places on the basis of the ranked criteria in our Admissions Policy which can be found below.

Admissions Policy for Admission September 2020

Supplementary Form for Admission

If you are thinking of applying to our school we recommend that you attend one of our tours for prospective parents. Please contact the school office.

Kingston Council’s Admissions Brochures

Hard copies of the admissions brochures for Primary and Secondary Schools are no longer being published and are now only available online on each Council’s website. However, if you require a hard copy, the school office can print a copy for you upon request. The online brochures for Kingston can be accessed on the Council’s website via the following links:

Appeals

You have a legal right to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place at any or all of the schools that you’ve applied to. You can appeal for a place at your preferred school even though your child may have a place somewhere else.

The admissions authority for the school you’re applying to must explain why your child hasn’t been offered a place at that school. They must also explain how you can appeal against this decision.

Your appeal will be heard by a panel which is independent of the school and the admissions authority whose decision you’re appealing against. You’ve the right to attend the hearing to explain your case to the independent appeal panel.

There are strict rules around the appointment of the appeal panel members to ensure their impartiality and independence. The panel’s decision has to be accepted by the admissions authority and the school.

The deadline to lodge an appeal is Friday 24 May 2019 (this must be at least 20 school days from the offer date). Appeals for schools will be heard during June and or July 2019.

Infants

The law says that there can’t be more than 30 pupils in an infant class. If your child has been refused a place an appeal will only be successful in very limited circumstances.

The appeal panel must consider whether:

  • the child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had not been contrary to mandatory provisions in the School Admissions Code and the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (or, the admission arrangements are found to be unlawful)
  • the child would have been offered a place if the admissions arrangements had been followed properly
  • the decision to refuse admission was not one which a ‘reasonable’ admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case

So the panel can judge whether an admissions authority has acted unreasonably, they’ll have to be satisfied that the decision not to admit the child was ‘perverse in the light of the admission arrangements’ – the decision taken was so outrageous in its defiance of logic or of accepted moral standards that no sensible person could ever have reached it.

Juniors

When considering an appeal for any other year group, panels follow a two stage process in reaching decisions.

  • A factual stage – this considers whether the school’s published admission arrangements were correctly applied in the individuals case, and decides whether harm (or prejudice) would arise to the efficient provision of education and/or the efficient use of resources in the school if the child was admitted.
  • A balancing stage – the panel can use its discretion here, balancing between the degree of prejudice to the school (or harm) and the weight of the parent’s case, before coming to a decision.

In Year Admissions

If you are applying for a place in current classes then please complete a Royal Borough of Kingston In Year Application form. Please contact Royal Borough of Kingston School Admissions.

Nursery Admissions

Please see below the Admissions Arrangements for Rainbow Nursery for September 2019. The closing date for applications Is Friday 8th March 2019 Late applications will be placed on our waiting list. For those applying under the religious criteria for a place, a supplementary form will also need to be completed and returned to the school. It is available from the office at the Infant site or to download here:

Nursery Admissions Policy for September 2020

Nursery Application Form

Nursery Supplementary Form

Nursery Admissions Booklet

A copy of the Local Authority’s booklet Nursery Education in Kingston Upon Thames can be downloaded here.

Admissions Criteria 2017-2019

  1. Looked after children or previously looked after children
  2. Children with known social or medical needs where Christ Church is the most suitable school
  3. Sibling at the time of admission
  4. Parent(s) or legal guardians or other family members accompanying the child to worship at least twice a month as Christ Church or St John’s, New Malden and have done so for two years at the time of application
  5. Parents or legal guardians or other family members accompanying the child to worship at least twice a month at another church belonging to ‘Churches Together in New Malden’ and have done so for a period of two years at the time of application. These churches are New Malden Baptist Church, New Malden Methodist Church, St James’s, St Joseph’s and New Malden United Reformed Church
    For categories 4 and 5, if the family has been attending for less than two years, but previously attended another church belonging to ‘Churches Together in Britain and Ireland,’ a form from the previous church is also required.
  6. Children who live nearest the school, as measured by a straight line to the school from the applicant’s home to the main entrance of the Lime Grove site or the main entrance of the Elm Road site (whichever is closer). In the event of a tie within any category, preference will be given to the child living closer to the school.

How places have been offered on National Offer Day (60 places)

 201720182019
Number of applications212159209
Looked after children101
Children with siblings262021
Social or medical grounds000
Church attendance at Christ Church/St John's854
Attendance at 'Churches Together in New Malden021
Proximity to school203333
Home to school distance of last child offered under 'other'0.430km1.606km0.567km
Children with a statement000
Number of appeals heard001
Number of successful appeals000
Is there a waiting listYesYesYes