Thames Ditton Infant School

Loving Learning and Growing Together

How to Apply for a Place

If you would like any further information regarding our school or prospective parent tours, please feel very welcome to contact the School Office on 020 8398 5842.  It would be our pleasure to help you with any questions about the school; the staff at Thames Ditton Infant School take great pride in our lovely school and we are very proud of our pupils.


Children start at the infant school in the academic year (1st Sept-31st Aug) that they will be turning 5 years old. We stagger the children into school over a two week period when starting school in Reception.


If your child's birthday is between:

  • 1st Sept 2019 - 31st Aug 2020 - Start School Sept 2024
  • 1st Sept 2020 - 31st Aug 2021 - Start School Sept 2025
  • 1st Sept 2021 - 31st Aug 2022 - Start School Sept 2026


The school has the following year groups:

  • Early Years Foundation Stage
    • Reception classes (4-5 years) - two classes
  • Key Stage 1
    • Year 1 classes (5-6 years)- three classes
    • Year 2 classes (6-7 years)- three classes


The governing body is now the admission authority for this school and determines its own admission criteria. Please see below for the admission criteria for 2024 - 2025.  The school uses Surrey County Council to manage our admissions and to find up to date information about the school's admission arrangements and details on how to apply, either as part of the normal intake or during the school year, please go to the following link on the Surrey County Council website:


Applications for admission in September 2024 have now closed. On 16 April 2024 you will receive an email to let you know the outcome of your application.


If you are seeking an In-Year transfer (transferring to our school mid-way through the school year) and would like to find out more about Thames Ditton Infant School, please contact the school office on 02083985842 or email

We currently have spaces for entry to Reception September 2024. Please see the link below to Surrey County Council for guidance on how to navigate through the process.