Thames Ditton

Junior School

A place to learn, a place to grow

How to apply for a place

Usual Ages for each Year Group

Year 3  7-8 years old
Year 4  8-9 years old
Year 5  9-10 years old
Year 6   10-11 years old


'In Year' Applications (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
If you wish to apply for your child to start at school during the school year, you will need to complete an 'in year' application form.  Surrey County Council assists us in managing our in year applications for our school and further information may be obtained from their website:  Surrey deal with the initial applications and then we will either offer your child a place or inform you if no places are available and add your child's name to our waiting lists. 

Year 3 September 2022

This year we will be offering 90 mainstream places.


For current year 2 children, Surrey admissions recommend you apply online. 'It is quick, easy to use and secure.  All the information you need is in one place, links to school websites, Ofsted, DFE, maps etc.  You will receive an email confirmation that we have received your application.  You can check or change your application,  right up to the closing date.  It saves time, paper and postage." 


1st November 2021   You can apply online for a school place.
15th January 2022      Closing date for primary applications.  Early applications are welcomed.
19th April 2022            Primary allocation day.  School offer letters are posted first class.  
19th April 2022            Evening. If you applied online you will be sent an email with the outcome.  You can also view your school offer online
By 4th May 2022      You must confirm whether you wish to accept or decline the place you have been offered.
By 18th May 2022       If you wish to appeal for one of the schools listed on your form you should submit it by this date so that it can be heard by 20th July 2022

Other Information
If you have more than one child applying for a school place you must make a separate application for each of them.

The local authority has a duty to provide a place for a child if they are out of school but it does not have to be at one of your preferred schools.

If your child has a statement of special educational needs you will need to liaise with your child's case officer if you wish them to change school.