Applying for a place in Reception

Burlington Infant and Nursery School is in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. Each year the borough publishes its school admission criteria and application form in a booklet. This is available from the school office, local libraries and online on the borough's website.

Please click below to download it.

Primary School Admissions Booklet

Further information on school admission arrangements can be found here:

Kingston Council School Admissions Arrangements

To see how places have been allocated at our school (and other community infant and primary schools in the borough), please click below to download a table showing this for the past 3 years:

How places have been offered in the last 3 years

We recommend that families read the admission criteria before applying. The deadline for applications is in the January of the year your child is due to start reception. The exact date varies from year to year and is published in the booklet and online.

If you live outside the borough, you can name this school on your own local authority's application form. Please contact your home local authority to obtain a form. In this case, you do not need to apply directly to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.


Open Days - Autumn 2022

For parents of children who are looking to apply to our school for Reception in September 2023, we are holding a series of open days in the autumn term.  Each open day will include a presentation from our headteacher, a chance to ask any questions and finally a tour of the school.

Current dates and times of our planned open days are as follows: 

Tuesday 4th October – 9.30am & 1.30pm
Tuesday 11th October – 1.30pm
Friday 14th October – 9.30am
Tuesday 18th October – 9.30am & 1.30pm
Monday 31st October – 1.30pm
Tuesday 1st November – 9.30am

If you would like to attend one of our open days, please click on the EventBrite link to book your space: 

Burlington Infants Reception Open Day EventBrite booking system

As an alternative, we have created a video tour of our school to show you round our site and inside the classrooms.  Please view this below:

Video Tour of Burlington Infant & Nursery School


Transfer to Junior School

Transfer to Junior School follows a similar process and is covered in the booklet described above. Again, applications are processed through your home local authority. If you live in The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, click below for more details.

Primary School Admissions Booklet


In-Year Applications

If you are applying for a place other than in reception or nursery, please complete your local authority's in-year application form. If you live in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, please click here

Primary School Admissions Booklet



If you live in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, you can find appeals information by clicking below

Primary School Admissions Booklet


Wrap-Around Childcare Provision 

We offer wrap-around childcare for our pupils, aged 3 years and above, via our own Breakfast and After-School Club called Acorns.  Please visit the Acorns web page for more details on Acorns:

Acorns Breakfast and After-School Club



Applying for a place in Nursery (3-4 year olds)

If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, and you are interested in a nursery place starting September 2022, please contact the school office on

Nursery applications are processed by the school itself. To find out more about applying for a nursery place, please visit the the borough's website and the Admissions booklet:

Kingston Council Nurseries

School Nursery Classes and Maintained Nursery Schools: how to apply

The application form is available here:

Nursery Admission Form

Please return completed forms to the school office by Friday 4 March 2022. You can apply for a place any time after your child's 2nd birthday.

Open Days - Spring 2022

The open days were held in Spring term 2022 and we have no further dates planned.  As an alternative, we have created a video tour of our nursery to show you round our site and inside the classrooms.  Please view this below:

Video Tour of Burlington Nursery

Nursery place options for September 2022

Due to the range of child care needs of parents within the nursery, and the increasing demands on working parents, we are pleased to offer the following 2 options in addition to the above universal offer of 15 free hours of nursery education.

  • Funded Full Time Places (30 Hours) for 3-4 year olds
  • Paid Full Time Places for (35 hours) 3-4 year olds

For further details of the different nursery place options available, please see the document below:

Nursery Place Options for September 2022

Nursery Lunch Club

We continue to offer our very popular nursery lunch club. Children will receive a healthy hot meal in our Nursery, which will be prepared daily on the premises. The Lunch Club will support children to develop:

  • Social skills
  • Good mealtime routines
  • Self-help skills
  • Good manners
  • Healthy eating and trying a variety of foods
  • Prepares children for the transition to lunches when they start reception

Depending on the number of full time children in the nursery, we may have a limited number of additional lunch club places available for parents who would like to extend their child’s part-time nursery session by one hour to include a freshly cooked hot lunch served in the Nursery. Children attending a morning session stay until 12.30 p.m., and children joining the afternoon session arrive at 11.30 a.m.

Each Lunch Club session costs £9, which includes a healthy cooked lunch. A reduced rate of £6.00 is available for those whose children qualify for the Early Years Pupil Premium Grant.

Please contact the School office ( if you are interested in either of these options.

You can view the current term's lunch menu for Nursery on our School Lunches page: 

School Lunches

Applying for a place in our 2 year old provision

We are also pleased to offer 15 hours of free nursery provision each week to eligible 2 year olds. There are 8 places in the morning nursery and 8 in the afternoon, with 2 additional qualified staff to support these children.

If you live in The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, please click below to visit their website for eligibility criteria and an application form.

Kingston Council 2 year old Provision

Alternatively you can telephone them on 020 8547 5004. 

If your application is approved by the Families’ Information Service, you may apply for a place at the school using the form below: 

Nursery Admission Form

Paper copies of this form can be obtained from the school office.

If you do not live in Kingston Upon Thames, please contact your own borough for details of their criteria, application process and list of childcare providers.

2 year old Paid Nursery Places

We also offer paid for places for 2 year olds to attend our nursery.  Please see the document below for more details: 

2 Year Old Paid Nursery Places for September 2022