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St Matthew's CofE Primary School

Our vision is to enable our whole school community to live life in all its fullness.
based on John 10:10


It can seem a little daunting choosing a school and then filling out the required forms,  but rest assured It is quick and easy to do.

You must apply to the local authority to which you pay your council tax, even if you are naming preferred schools outside of the borough.  The deadline to make an on-time application is 15th January 2025.  Please visit the Royal Borough of Kingston website where you will be able to see how to apply on line for your child’s reception school place using the eAdmissions website from the 1st September.

As we are a Church School we have an additional supplementary form that you can download from our website. The supplementary form needs to completed only if you have worshipped at St Matthews Church, St Georges and Churches Together in Surbiton on average once a fortnight for the 24months prior to 15th January 2025 . The school office needs to receive the supplementary form  by 15th January 2025.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you require help with your online application or have any other queries.



  Action for Appeals

The following table sets out the timelines within which appeals must be heard.

Appeals resulting from in-year admission applications or immediate entry will take place and be decided as soon as reasonably practicable.  

Appeals resulting from year of entry or transfer applications for admission in September 2024 will be heard according to the following timetable:   Primary School outcome date 16 April 2024

You MUST give the grounds for your appeal when you complete the appeal form.  The form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal.  You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form.  

Your appeal may be heard online instead of a face-to-face.  Full details will be provided with your invitation to the hearing.



Last date for lodging Appeal Forms

Appeal lodged after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date

 Wednesday 15 May 2024

Appeal hearing dates and time

All appeals will take place and be decided as soon as reasonably practicable.

NB Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least ;

 Evidence and papers for the hearing

Date by which the Clerk sends appeal papers including the school’s case to the parents, the panel and the admission authority

Statutory 10 clear school days’ in advance of the hearing.

7 clear working days' in advance of the appeal hearing.

Additional evidence from the appellants

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence which was not included with their initial appeal, they must make sure that it is received no later than:

Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.  The Appeal Panel must decide whether it should be considered taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing.

To be RECEIVED by 5.00pm on the day preceding three (3) clear working days prior to the appeal hearing.


Decision letters sent to the Appellants. (The letter that informs the appellant if their appeal has been upheld or refused.)

7 school days after the last appeal hearing (whenever possible)