Turing House Nodal Admissions Point
Our Year 7 admissions policy uses a Nodal Admissions Point. Its location is the brown star on the interactive map below, in Somerset Gardens, near the Fulwell/Teddington border. It is central to the Middlesex side of Richmond Borough, which Turing House was established to serve, and was chosen because it is the furthest point (2237m to be precise) from other local co-ed non-faith secondary schools. It therefore prioritises families who have least priority for other co-ed schools, and also helps to distribute our impact on other schools' admissions.
Our full Year 7 admissions policy can be found here. Most places are allocated in distance order from either the nodal admissions point or the planned permanent site of the school in Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton. The ratio of places allocated from each location is currently 80%:20%.
The size and shape of our catchment around these points varies annually, depending on patterns of applications and preferences. It is influenced by local geography (the location of parks, rivers and roads), and the relative popularity of other local schools. To help families understand their chances of admission we publish allocation maps for previous years on our Admissions Page. We also publish a bar chart of all our students by ward, showing where they live.
Turing House governors are committed to striking an appropriate balance between serving demand around the permanent school site, and the broader area of need that the school was established to serve. Every year, in the Autumn term, we review our admissions policy against the latest admissions patterns, to ensure the balance remains fair and reasonable.