Turing House Nodal Admissions Point
Our Year 7 admissions policy uses a Nodal Admissions Point. Its location is marked by the star on the
interactive map below, in Somerset Gardens, near the border of Fulwell and Teddington wards. This location
is within the area on the Middlesex side of Richmond Borough that Turing House was established to serve.
It 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.