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Orleans Park is a mixed secondary Academy for students aged 11 - 18 (Years 7 to 13).

The planned admission number (PAN) for the Year 7 intake is 216 students.

The furthest distance we offered to on National Offer Day in March 2023 was 0.95km.

 


Admission to Year 7 for September 2024

Choosing a secondary school that your child will be happy and thrive in is a big decision.  This is a major milestone in your child's life and the decision is an important one. Our school has a long and proud history of delivering high quality education and a rich extra-curricular programme, designed to equip students for adult life and the wider world.

Admission to Orleans Park for Year 7 entry is wholly managed by the Richmond School Admissions at the London Borough of Richmond.

For general enquiries, you can email them at richmond.admissions@achievingforchildren.org.uk


Key Dates for Year 7 Admissions 2024

31 October 2023 Closing Date for Applications

1 March 2024

National Offer Day

Online applicants will be sent an email during the evening informing them of the results of their application.

Letters are posted first class giving detailed results of application

15 March 2024 Date by which parents must accept or decline their offer.
2 April 2024 Further offers will be made from the waiting lists from this date onwards, subject to places becoming available
15 April 2024 Closing date for submission of appeals to be heard in the main round for schools in Richmond using the Richmond Independent Appeals Service

You will need to contact your home borough for guidance if you do not live in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.

You can access this year’s Secondary Admission Brochure as a reference point. You will need to make your application via your home borough and they will be able to offer you guidance.

In-Year Admissions

In-year admissions and waiting lists for Years 7 to 11 are managed by the Richmond School Admissions.

If families would like to apply for an in-year place at Orleans Park, please click here, where you fill find full details of how to apply and the application process.

Sixth Form Admissions

For information about Sixth Form entry please click here to see the Sixth Form area of the website.

Please contact our Sixth Form Administrator sixthform@orleanspark.school for general advice.

Tours of the School

School tours for families of students starting Year 7 in September 2024 will only be available during the week of our Open Mornings, and we are unable to offer any additional tours throughout the school year.

For in-year admissions, tours will only be available once families have received an offer.

For those families that are seeking further information surrounding SEND, please click here.

School Uniform

Stevensons, 1-15 Heath Rd, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham TW1 4DB

Orleans Park School Uniform Guide 

Oversubscription

In the event of oversubscription for either Year 7 September intake or In-Year Admissions the criteria to be applied can be found by following the links to the Determined Admission Arrangements document at the foot of this page.

Exceptional Family, Social or Medical Circumstances

If you have exceptional family, social or medical circumstances which means your child must attend Orleans Park and no other school can satisfy the evidenced needs, please tick the relevant box when you apply with Richmond Admissions or your local borough council.

Please also complete the below form and return to exceptionalcircumstances@orleanspark.school with your written evidence.

Applying for Exceptional Circumstances

Appeals Process

The Richmond Independent Appeals Service is responsible for the appeals for the Richmond schools, which includes Orleans Park.

If your child has been refused a place, you have the right to appeal the decision of the Admissions Authority. Your reasons for appealing will then be considered by an independent panel.

For information on how to appeal for a place for your child you may contact Richmond Independent Appeals Service

Admissions Appeals

You can email the Richmond Independent Appeals Service education.appeals@richmond.gov.uk for further information.

It is advisable to seek advice from AfC School Admissions richmond.admissions@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Secondary School Admission Appeals Timetable 2024

Admissions Enquiries

If you have any questions about applications for Years 7 to 11, or to register your child on our waiting lists, please contact Richmond School Admissions.

Please contact our Admissions Department for general advice only admissions@orleanspark.school

Click here for further information and details for residents in the London Borough of Hounslow

Admissions Statistics

How places were offered on 1 March for September entry:

  2023 2022 2021
Total number of applications 1647 1662 1773
Looked after and previously looked after children (criterion i) 6 3 9
Family, social, medical reasons (criterion ii) 0 0 1
Siblings (criterion iii) 82 81 78
Children of staff (criterion iv) 4 2 3
Distance (criterion v) 116 120 122
Pupils with a statement / EHCP 11 10 7
Number of appeals heard 14 8 10
Number of successful appeals 3 2 1
Distance from home to school of last child offered a place 0.946km 1.131km 1.282km

 

Determined Admission Arrangements