Admissions Overview

The School is now closed for the summer holidays.  Registrations will not be processed until we return in late August. If you are sending in a registration form and intending to pay the registration fee by BACS, please wait to do this until Thursday 30th August.   This will ensure that we can match up the registration fee to the registration form quickly. 
 
Please note the changes to our Admissions Policy for pupils registering for September 2023 onward (so babies born from 1st September 2018). For these children, registration will no longer open at birth, but rather on 1st September three years before entry, when children are aged between one and two years old.  An explanation of this procedure is available on the Admissions tab of this website.  Please contact the Director of Admissions after 30th August for further details.

Nicola Diggle, the Director of Admissions, would be delighted to talk you through our admissions process in person. Here is the basic information you need to know:

The majority of pupils are admitted into three Reception classes in the September following their fourth birthday. At the time of writing this year group comprises 63 pupils. Entry to other year groups at Thomas’s Battersea is dependent on places becoming available during the course of the academic year. Classes normally comprise up to 22 pupils.

Our aim is to admit to the school a balance of boys and girls regardless of race, religious views or physical ability.

We operate a selective entry procedure and give priority to siblings of current pupils. Our entrance assessments seek to ensure that the pupils selected will enjoy and benefit from the broad curriculum on offer.

All children must be registered with the school before being considered for a place. As places are oversubscribed we recommend early registration. For children born after 1 September 2018, please see Admissions for 4+ Entry from 2023. We also recommend that children are registered with a number of other schools.

There is no automatic entry from Thomas’s Kindergarten to Reception at Thomas’s Battersea. The registration of any pupil attending the Kindergarten will, however, be placed on the Main Registration List for entry to Reception in the appropriate year, thus guaranteeing the offer of an entrance assessment when the time comes. More information about the Kindergarten may be found here.

Nicola Diggle, the Director of Admissions, is responsible for all registrations and may be contacted on Tel: 020 7978 0621 and email: ndiggle@thomas-s.co.ukFor children born before 1 September 2018 please click here for a registration form. For children born after that date please click here for our new 4+ Admission Policy.

Please note that a child may be registered at only one of the Thomas's Schools.

Bursaries

Financial assistance at Thomas’s Schools is available from Thomas’s Schools Foundation. Please click here to visit their website for further details. It is not possible to apply formally to the Foundation until your child is holding an offer of a place at Thomas's.