Thames Ditton Infant School

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Consultation for Change of Admission Arrangements

Consultation: Admissions Arrangements for 2025/26 for Thames Ditton Infant School


We are consulting on our Admissions Arrangements for 2025/26.  The proposed Admissions Arrangements for 2025/26 are available here


Anyone wishing to participate in the consultation is encouraged to read this. 


The key change to our admissions arrangements is as follows:


Across Elmbridge and surrounding areas for 2025/26 and beyond, the pupil forecast indicates low demand for Reception places. A reduction of the PAN (Published Admission Numbers) at Thames Ditton Infant School from 90 to 60 places from 2025-26 is therefore proposed. The School Governing Body and Headteacher are in agreement with this proposal, which will assist the school both organisationally and financially. 


A reduction of the PAN at Thames Ditton Infant School from 90 to 60 places from 2025/26 is proposed following a drop in the number of applications and allocations for September 2023. The pupil forecast indicates low demand for Reception places across Elmbridge and the surrounding area for 2025/26 and beyond. A reduction in PAN would create a better match of places to expected demand, protecting the financial viability of the school moving forward. 


To take part in the consultation, please click on link to access our form or email Mrs S.Coulter (admissions officer), via


This consultation will run for 6 weeks and stakeholders can make comments from Monday 6th November until 12 noon Monday 18th December 2023 prior to going to the Governing Body for ratification. We intend to publish the outcome of this consultation by 28th February 2024