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We are delighted that you are considering our school for your child.


We have places for children in our morning session (9.00am – 12.00am) and in the afternoon session (12.00pm – 3.00pm) as well as 30 hour places (9..00am till 3.00pm) for those children eligible for the code.


Admission to Darell Nursery

Our provision is for 3 and 4 year olds and children are admitted in September or January of each year.  Priority is given to siblings of children in the school, and then proximity to the school.

The school keeps a waiting list of applicants for Nursery places and children’s names can be added from the age of 2 years.  To apply, follow this link

Applications must be received at the school office by Friday, 5th March 2021 for a place in September 2021.  Offers of places will be made on Friday, 7th May 2021.

All successful applications for a place will then be sent the school’s admissions form which must be completed and returned, accompanied by a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of address; this should ideally be a council tax bill or a utility bill. 

Is my child ready for Nursery?

  • Are they used to leaving you?
  • Can they use the toilet by themselves?
  • Are they learning to put on their jumpers, coats and shoes?
  • Are they happy in the company of other children their age?

If you have any concerns about the above, you may:

  • Contact your Health Visitor
  • Speak to one of the Darell Nursery team

If you have questions about specific educational needs, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the Inclusion Manager

We strongly advise that your child has frequent visits to parks, playgrounds, the library and playgroups to help prepare them for nursery.

Want to know more?

If you would like to find out more about the Nursery please contact the office and speak to Laura or Alice to arrange a visit.

Telephone: 0208 876 6721


30 hours provision

Parents can check whether they could be eligible for 30 hours via Childcare Choices at: 

or the Childcare Calculator at:

For a more detailed guide to the 30 hours eligibility criteria see:

Parents will be able to apply for both 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare at the same time by entering their details once. Parents’ eligibility for both schemes will be checked by HMRC at the same time.

To apply for 30 hours provision please follow this link

Reception 2021

For our Reception 2021 intake we are admitting 30 pupils. Deadline for admission applications into Reception for next September is January 15th 2021.  

Due to the current circumstances we are unable to hold open mornings. If you would like a tour with our headteacher Joe Porter please contact the school office on 0208 876 6721 or email us at

Starting School Information Flyer


Please click this link to view determined admissions arrangements for 2020/2021 for
Richmond's community schools and the co-ordinated schemes for Secondary and Primary admissions for all maintained, free and academy schools in Richmond.

Complete a school registration form (available from the school office) to ensure that you are on the school’s database.

Closing dates for primary applications is 15th January 2021 and 31 October 2021 for secondary transfer.

In-year applications to Darell school must be made using Richmond’s In Year Application Form available from Richmond School Admissions on tel 020 8891 7514 or by email to request a copy or download a copy from the Richmond website at

Please clink on this link to view how primary places were offered at community primary, junior and infant schools.

You are warmly invited to visit the school and see us at work and the facilities we have to offer. Please telephone the school to make an appointment for a tour with the headteacher Joe Porter.

We look forward to meeting you.