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Application Process

Below you will find information about when your child is eligible to join Thomas’s. There are details about how to apply for a place for your child at our kindergarten, our four prep schools, and at the senior school. These all have welcoming admissions staff: do talk to them about your plans, your concerns and your hopes for your child’s future. They will do their best to help.

AGE GROUPS
WHEN TO APPLY
  • Entry to Kindergarten
  • Entry to Reception 4+
  • Occasional places
  • Entry at Year 7 (11+)
  • Entry at Year 9 (13+)
  • Entry at Year 12 (16+ Sixth Form)
  • Entry to Thomas's College

The Kindergarten is for children aged between two and a half and four years old. We have two intakes a year in Lower Kindergarten; the September intake is for children born from September to March; and the January intake is for children born from April to August. 

Children can be registered from birth and applications are considered based on the number of days after birth that the registration was received. We encourage parents to register their child as early as possible. Tours are available to parents at any point before and after registration. 

Places are offered approximately fifteen months before entry into Lower Kindergarten in the September or January intake and parents must accept and pay a deposit by the given deadline.

Priority is given to siblings of current or former Kindergarten pupils and to siblings of current Thomas's main school pupils.

There is no formal intake into the Upper Kindergarten but places are occasionally available.

Children begin in Lower Kindergarten with three mornings a week. Once the children in Lower Kindergarten turn three years old, it is possible to increase the number of mornings they attend and to enrol them in afternoon clubs.

The following September children move into Upper Kindergarten for five mornings a week and the option of afternoon clubs (Monday to Thursday, subject to availability).

Please note that a place in Kindergarten does not guarantee a child a place in the Thomas’s Prep Schools, however if an application to one of the Thomas’s Prep Schools is submitted whilst a child is in Lower Kindergarten, they will automatically be placed on the Reception Main List at the school applied to. A separate registration must be completed during Lower Kindergarten, and the child will progress through the Reception Admissions process. 

If you would like to book a tour of the Kindergarten please call: 020 7738 0400

Children may be registered for entry into Reception when they are between the ages of one and two years old. This allows parents time to enjoy their babies, to start visiting schools in their child's first year of life and to make informed decisions about school registration.

Following your child's birth, you may, if you wish, submit an expression of interest, giving your contact details to the school so that we can be in touch with reminders about the opening date of registration. Please note that an expression of interest does not guarantee registration and there is no advantage in having made an expression of interest, beyond receiving reminders of the registration opening.  

Registration does not therefore open at birth, but rather in September, three years before entry, when children are aged between one and two years old. The Main List for each school closes when there are approximately three children registered for each place available. Please note that you may not register your child for more than one Thomas's prep school.

Once the Main List is closed your child may still be registered for the Reserve List, but please be aware that pupils will only be drawn from the Reserve List if the year group is not filled from the Main List.   In the event that we do not turn to the Reserve List, you will be given the option to carry your child's application forward to future years.  

Pupils are admitted into our Reception classes, which usually comprise 22 pupils, in the September following their fourth birthday.

Do please contact us at any stage if you would like to discuss your child's application to Thomas's in more detail. Please click the link below to read about registration for Reception entry 2026.

Reception entry September 2027

Occasional Places at Thomas’s Battersea, Thomas’s Clapham, Thomas’s Fulham and Thomas’s Kensington
Occasional Places in Thomas’s Prep Schools are dependent on places becoming available during the course of the academic year. You are welcome to apply for an occasional place for your child in another year group. However, please consult with the admissions team at your preferred school to explore available options before making a decision to register. We will assess children on our lists for places as they arise.

Occasional Places at Thomas’s Putney Vale
Occasional Places in Year 9 and Year 10 at Thomas’s Putney Vale for entry in the academic year 2024-2025 are dependent on places becoming available during the course of the academic year. Families are invited to complete an Expression of Interest form or Register below.

Occasional Places at Thomas’s College
We welcome registrations and Expressions of Interest from families interested in applying for an Occasional Place for Year 8 and/or Year 10 at Thomas’s College for the academic years starting in September 2025 and 2026. Please complete the relevant form in the 'Enquire and Apply' section, using your child's date of birth to proceed. A non-refundable registration fee of £150 is required upon registering your child.

Entry into Year 7 at Thomas’s
Thomas’s London Day Schools offers two options for entry at Year 7, which are outlined below:

Thomas’s Battersea and Thomas’s Clapham
There are approximately 40 places available at 11+ for Year 7 at Thomas's Battersea and a further 5 to 10 places at Thomas's Clapham. Pupils may join Thomas’s Battersea or Thomas’s Clapham for two years, leaving at the end of Year 8 to take up a place at either Thomas’s College or at a wide range of day and boarding schools across the UK. Children enrolled at Thomas’s Battersea or Thomas’s Clapham in Year 7 may apply to Thomas’s College in Year 9 in 2027. This process requires an interview with a senior staff member, a strong recommendation from their Prep School Head, and verification that Thomas’s College can accommodate the child's educational and accessibility needs.

Year 7 places at Thomas's Clapham are limited, so please consult our admissions team there before registering your child. Registration for Year 7 entry is exclusive to either Thomas’s Battersea or Thomas’s Clapham, not both. However, families can choose to register for either of these schools as well as for Thomas’s College. Those planning to leave Thomas’s after Year 8 should apply to either Thomas’s Battersea or Thomas’s Clapham.

Thomas’s College operates as an 'all-through' school, meaning it does not facilitate the Common Entrance exam for students planning to leave at the end of Year 8.

Registration for Year 7, September 2024 is now closed.

Thomas’s College, Richmond
Thomas’s College is set to open in September 2025 for Years 7 to 13 (11+ to Sixth Form), eventually supporting 630 pupils. It will be a co-educational day school with options for flexi and weekly boarding. For Year 7 entry in September 2025 and 2026, pupils can register or submit an Expression of Interest Form. The school aims to offer approximately 90 places for Year 7 in 2025, with an equal split between girls and boys.

Admissions for all candidates will be according to the following criteria:

  • Attendance at an Assessment, currently Atom English, Maths and Comprehension.
  • Attendance at a Discovery Day at Thomas’s College or Putney Vale.
  • A confidential reference from the pupil’s current school.

Registration form: To be considered for Thomas’s College and sit the entrance assessment, children must first be registered. This involves a £150 non-refundable registration fee and a photo/scan of the child's passport or birth certificate.

Expression of Interest form: By filling out an Expression of Interest form, you provide us with your child's age, their intended year of entry to the College, and your contact details. We will stay in contact via email to keep you informed about College news and upcoming open events. Please note, submitting an Expression of Interest form is free of charge.

Access both forms by navigating to the ‘Enquire and Apply’ section and entering your child's date of birth.

Thomas’s Putney Vale Year 9 2024 Entry
Year 9 entry for September 2024 is now closed, with Occasional Places for the 2024-2025 academic year depending on availability as they arise. Families can express their interest or register through the 'Enquire and Apply' section by providing their child’s date of birth. Please refer to our Admissions Policy for further information.

Thomas’s College Year 9 Entry into 2025, 2026 and 2027
Thomas’s College, opening in September 2025 for Years 7 to 13, will offer day, flexi, and weekly boarding options, planning to accommodate up to 630 pupils. Families interested in Year 9 entry for September 2025, 2026, or 2027 are welcome to register or complete an Expression of Interest form. 

Admissions for all candidates will be according to the following criteria:

  • Attendance at an Assessment, currently Atom English, Maths and Comprehension
  • Attendance at a ‘Discovery Day’ at Thomas’s College or Putney Vale
  • A confidential reference from the pupil’s current school 

Registration form: To be considered for Thomas’s College and sit the entrance assessment, children must first be registered. This involves a £150 non-refundable registration fee and a photo/scan of the child's passport or birth certificate.

Expression of Interest form: By filling out an Expression of Interest form, you provide us with your child's age, their intended year of entry to the College, and your contact details. We will stay in contact via email to keep you informed about College news and upcoming open events. Please note, submitting an Expression of Interest form is free of charge.

Access both forms by navigating to the ‘Enquire and Apply’ section and entering your child's date of birth.

Thomas’s College Year 12 (16+) Entry into 2025, 2026 and 2027
Thomas’s College is set to open in September 2025 for Years 7 to 13 (11+ to Sixth Form), eventually supporting 630 pupils. It will be a co-educational day school with options for flexi and weekly boarding. 

We fully understand that parents are likely to want confirmation of the appointment of the Head and their educational vision as well as the opportunity to learn more about the College before registering for a Sixth Form place. Families are invited to either register or complete an Expression of Interest form for Year 12 (16+) entry in September 2025, September 2026 or September 2027 at Thomas’s College.

There will be approximately 60 places for external applicants in Year 12 in 2025, split evenly between girls and boys. These external applicants will join pupils who are currently at Thomas’s Putney Vale and will transfer to the College in September 2025.

Expression of interest form: By filling out an Expression of Interest form, you provide us with your child's age, their intended year of entry to the College, and your contact details. We will stay in contact via email to keep you informed about College news and upcoming open events. Please note, submitting an Expression of Interest form is free of charge.

Access both forms by navigating to the ‘Enquire and Apply’ section and entering your child's date of birth.

We welcome registrations and Expressions Of Interest from families seeking entry into 2025, 2026 and 2027

Entry in 2025
Applications and Expressions Of Interest are welcome for entry into Thomas’s College, Richmond Hill for the academic year starting September 2025: 

  • 11+ (Year 7), for children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014.

  • 13+ entry (Year 9) for children born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012.

  • 16+ (Sixth Form) for children born between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2009.  

For the College’s inaugural year, we also welcome applications into:

  • Year 8 for children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013.

  • Year 10 for children born between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011. 

Entry in 2026
Applications and Expressions Of Interest for entry into Thomas’s College, Richmond Hill for the academic year starting September 2026: 

  • 11+ (Year 7), for children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015.

  • 13+ entry (Year 9) for children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013.

  • 16+ (Sixth Form) for children born between 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010.  

We also welcome Occasional Place applications into:

  • Year 8 for children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014.

  • Year 10 for children born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012. 

Entry into 2027
We welcome applications and Expressions Of Interest for entry into Thomas’s College, Richmond Hill for the academic year starting September 2027 for 11+ (Year 7), 13+ (Year 9) and 16+ (Sixth Form).

Registration form: To be considered for Thomas’s College and sit the entrance assessment, children must first be registered. This involves a £150 non-refundable registration fee and a photo/scan of the child's passport or birth certificate.

Expression of Interest form: By filling out an Expression of Interest form, you provide us with your child's age, their intended year of entry to the College, and your contact details. We will stay in contact via email to keep you informed about College news and upcoming open events. Please note, submitting an Expression of Interest form is free of charge.

Access both forms by navigating to the ‘Enquire and Apply’ section and entering your child's date of birth.

Entry Process
Admissions for all candidates will be according to the following criteria:

  • Attendance at an Assessment, currently Atom English, Maths and Comprehension.

  • Attendance at a ‘Discovery Day’ at Thomas’s College or Putney Vale.

  • A confidential reference from the pupil’s current school.

Visiting the College
The first step you will likely take is to complete an Expression of Interest form. Whilst we would be delighted to welcome you to a forthcoming open event, the open events schedule is influenced by the renovation work ongoing at the College. We will be in touch as soon as possible with more information and look forward to showing you the College in due course.

By filling out an Expression of Interest form, you provide us with your child's age, their intended year of entry to the College, and your contact details. We will stay in contact via email to keep you informed about College news and upcoming open events. Please note, submitting an Expression of Interest form is free of charge.

Registration
Please note that Thomas’s only accepts applications from students who are British or Irish citizens, or who can demonstrate that they are dependents of people legally entitled to live in the UK for the duration of their study at the College. We do not sponsor pupils under the Child Student Visa Scheme. In line with the Equality Act 2010 and the school's Admissions Policy, applications are welcomed from all candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability or special educational need. It is not possible to apply for both 11+ and 13+ entry.

Fees and Bursaries

School fees are reviewed no later than 1st September each year.

For full details of fees at Thomas’s London Day Schools

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For School Fee Payment User Guide

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For information about bursaries for new pupils at Thomas's

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For information about bursaries for current pupils at Thomas's

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To pay school fees online

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Registration Timeline

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By filling out an Expression of Interest form, you provide us with your child's age, their intended year of entry into the College, and your contact details. We will stay in contact via email to keep you informed about College news and upcoming open events. Please note, submitting an Expression of Interest form is free of charge.

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In order to register your child’s application to Thomas’s, please complete the online registration form. There is a registration fee of £100 per child for the prep schools and £150 per child for Thomas’s Putney Vale or Thomas’s College. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.

Come and Meet Us

Come and Meet Us

Thomas’s Prep Schools and Thomas’s Putney Vale
Our schools offer a number of tours each term for parents. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear a talk from the Head, tour the school, meet senior teachers, and ask the Head and Admissions staff any questions. Please contact the Admissions department at your chosen school location for more details and book a school visit using the link below.

Thomas’s College
Currently, we are not able to offer tours whilst Thomas’s College undergoes renovation. In the meantime, please complete an Expression of Interest form in the ‘Enquire and Apply’ section above and we will be in touch with more information as soon as we are able.

Leavers' Destinations
DESTINATIONS

Leavers' Destinations

Thomas’s has strong relationships with a wide range of senior schools and spends much time advising parents and pupils to help them select a senior school that will reflect their interests and talents. Over the past few years we have sent pupils to the following schools.

Click below to see leavers' destinations.

Fulham

Battersea

Clapham

Kensington

‘Thomas’s is truly a family school and I love that siblings are so warmly welcomed.’ Parent