Admission Numbers

The proposed admission numbers for 2018-19 and 2019-20 for Waldegrave School are as follows:

Year 7 – 216, Year 12 – 150

Our admissions data for the last 3 years is set out below:

How places were offered on 1 March for September entry 2019 2018 2017
Total number of applications 1005 981 893
Looked after and previously looked after children (criterion 1) 3 0 1
Family, social, medical reasons (criterion 2) 0 1 1
Siblings (criterion 3) 66 49 44
Children of staff (criterion 4) 2 1 2
Distance (criterion 5) Area A: 144 Area B: 25 120 162 169
Pupils with a statement/EHCP 2 3 1
Number of appeals heard 20 19 16
Number of successful appeals 5 0 1
Distance from home to school of last place offered

Area A: 1.370km

Area B: 6.045 km

Area A: 1.533km

Area B: 5.028km

Area A: 1.911km

Area B: 5.304km

There is a waiting list


Admissions to Year 7 for September 2020

Admissions for Year 7 are managed by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, not by the school. Offers for September 2020 will be sent out by the Local Authority.

Applications from Richmond’s residents will be made on Richmond’s Common Application Form, which will be available in paper form and online.  Please click here for a copy of the online brochure for Admission to Richmond's Secondary Schools for 2020 entry.

Full details can be found at the School Admissions Department at Richmond Council.

Admissions Team phone: 020 8547 5569

You will need to contact your home borough for guidance if you do not live in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.

In the event of oversubscription the criteria to be applied is below.

Oversubscription criteria for Year 7 2019-20

Oversubscription criteria for Year 7 2020-21

The Planned Admission Number for entry into Year 7 is 216.

Admission to Sixth Form for September 2019 & 2020

Oversubscription criteria for Year 12 2019-20

Oversubscription criteria for Year 12 2020-21

The Planned Admission Number for entry into Year 12 will be 150.

Late applications

Applications received after the closing date of 31 October 2019 only be considered after all applications received by the closing date. This is unless you are able to provide proof that there were exceptional reasons that prevented you from applying on time.  Late applications are co-ordinated by the School Admissions Department at Richmond Council.

Waiting List

A waiting list for the school will be held by the Local Authority in criteria order (regardless of when an application is received) until the end of the academic year in July 2020.  After this date the school waiting lists will be disbanded and parents will have to request in writing to have their child’s name added to a waiting list for the school.

In-year Admissions

Admissions for the present Year 7 to 11 are co-ordinated by the School Admissions Department at Richmond Council. The admissions team can be contacted by telephone on 020 8547 5569 during normal office hours.

Appeals Process

Waldegrave School Admission Appeals Timetable - Year 7 September 2020

If your child has been refused a place at your preferred secondary school, you may appeal the decision of the admissions authority. Your reasons for appealing will then be considered by an independent panel.

For information on how to appeal for a place for your child you will need to contact Richmond Democratic Services, Phone : 020 8891 7183

Important dates and deadlines

The following appeal dates apply to children starting school in September 2020.

  • Deadline for lodging secondary appeals: 20 April 2020
  • Waldegrave School are using the Richmond Independent Appeals Service and appeals are scheduled to be heard between 18 May 2020 and 22 June 2020 (excluding half term week 25-29 May inclusive)

If you would like further details and application forms please visit the appeals page

Open Morning Tours October 2019

Due to high demand all the open morning dates below are now fully booked.  If you have been unable to book and would like to be added to the waiting list please email and we will inform you if we have any cancellations and a place becomes available.  Please note that we will also be offering additional tours of the school in the Spring/Summer term 2020 for Year 5 parents/carers.


  • Thursday 3 October 2019 - this date is fully booked

  • Friday 4 October 2019 - this date is fully booked

  • Monday 7 October 2019 - this date is fully booked

  • Tuesday 8 October 2019 - this date is fully booked

These are tours of the working school with student guides, tours  will start from 9am to be completed by 9.55am. You are also invited to attend a talk in the Hall with the Headteacher, Ms Tongue, at 10am.  

If you have booked you will receive an email with a  ticket. Please print the ticket or download it to your mobile phone and bring to the event to gain admission.  Please note that tickets are strictly limited and all visitors (including children) must have a ticket to gain admittance.  There is no parking on site.