Admissions Arrangements

Hampton High updates its admissions policy each year following the Schools' Admissions Code which is set by the Department for Education. 

To find out more about our admissions process, please click here.

Hampton High is a mixed secondary school for students aged 11 - 16 (Years 7 to 11). 

The planned admission number for the Year 7 intake is 180. 

We are consulting on our Admissions Arrangements for 2023-2024. To take part in the consultation, please read: Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2023-2024

Admissions to Year 7 for September 2022 

Admissions for Year 7 are managed by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, not by the school. Offers for September 2022 will be sent out by the Local Authority. 

Applications for Richmond’s residents will be made on Richmond’s Common Application Form, which will be available in paper form and online.  Please click here to apply.  

You can access this year’s Secondary Admission Brochure online as a reference point. 

Richmond School Admissions contact details 

Richmond School Admissions Key Dates for the admission process 

1 September 2021 

Online applications are open via 

31 October 2021 

Closing date for receipt of online and paper applications, including supplementary forms 

10 December 2021 

Latest date for applications from people moving into the borough after 31 October 2020 

1 March 2022

All applicants will be sent an email during the evening informing them of the result of their application 

15 March 2022 

Date by which parents must accept or decline offer 

26 March 2022

Further Offers made from this date onwards subject to places becoming available 

19 April 2022

Closing date for receipt of school appeals This date may vary for individual academies and free schools 

May/June 2022 

Admission Appeals are heard. 

5 July 2022 

Year 6 pupils visit their new secondary school. 

1 September 2022 

Start of the autumn term (exact date and time to be advised by each school) 

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

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

Click here to see Year 6 to 7 Transition Information. 

In-Year Admissions 

Admissions for the present Year 7 to 11 are coordinated by the School Admissions Department at the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Full details can be found via the following link:  

Richmond School Admissions


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 below. 

Waiting List 

A waiting list for the school will be held by the Local Authority in criteria order (regardless of when the application is received). Please contact Richmond School Admissions. 

Appeals Process 

Hampton High Admission Appeals Timetable Year 7 September 2022

If your child has been refused a place at your preferred secondary school, you may 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 will need to contact either:

Richmond Democratic Services,  

Phone: 020 8891 7183 or  

Hounslow Democratic services,  

Phone: 020 8583 3356, depending on which borough you currently live in.  

Important dates and deadlines

The following appeal dates apply to children starting school in September 2022.

  • Deadline for lodging secondary appeals: 19 April 2022
  • Hampton High are using the Richmond Independent Appeals Service and appeals are scheduled to be heard between 17 May 2022 and 22 June 2022 (excluding half term 31 May-4 June 2022 inclusive).

If you would like further details and application forms please use the link below;

Admission 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 Hampton High Admissions Team for general advice.

Hampton High Prospectus can be found here. 

Admission Statistics 

How places were offered on 1 March for September 2021 entry 

The school use the over-subscription criteria used for admission to Richmond upon Thames’ current non-faith secondary schools. 

Where there are more applications for admission than places available, the criteria used to allocate places are: 

  • current and previously looked-after children;
  • exceptional family; 
  • social or medical need; 
  • siblings;  
  • proximity of the child’s home to the school. 





Total number of applications 




Looked after and previously looked after children  


Family, social, medical reasons  










Home to school distance of last child offered under ‘Distance’ 


1.972 km 

1.857 km 

Students with a statement/EHCP 


Number of appeals heard 


Number of successful appeals 


There is a waiting list 




The information above is given for guidance only. The number of applications received, and the overall situation changes from year-to-year. 

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