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The Brent Primary School is part of Cygnus Academies Trust.

The school provides education for children between 4 and 11 years old, year groups Reception to Year 6 inclusive.

We are expanding year on year to become three form entry and at present this extends to our Year 4 cohort.

The published admission number for the school is 90.  Children are admitted to the Reception class in the school year in which they have their fifth birthday. All Reception year children are admitted in September.

Where the number of applications for admission exceeds the number of places available, all applications will be considered in accordance with our 'over-subscription criteria':

  1. LAC
  2. Sibling
  3. Health and Special Access
  4. Children of Staff
  5. Distance

Please refer to our Admissions Policy for the definition of these categories.

The Kent School Database provides an online directory of Kent schools.  Use the 'Schools near me' search facility, entering your postcode and a distance value, to view the schools closest to your home address.

Information about schools in Kent can be found in the Primary Admissions Booklet 2021.

How old should your child be when they start school?

A school year runs from 1st September in one calendar year to 31st August in the next, so children who will reach compulsory school age during the school year 2021 / 2022 are those born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.

Kent County Council's Application Process for September 2021

Information, including a virtual tour of our school, can be found under Prospective Parents 2021.

Primary school applications opened on 5 November 2020 and closed at midnight on the evening of 15 January 2021.

Applications needed to be submitted by 15 January 2021 for your child to be guaranteed an offer of a school place on 16 April 2021.

If you have already submitted your application and need to make any amendments, please contact kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk for further information on what you need to do next.

If you missed the deadline, you can still submit an application for a school place for September 2021. Once you have submitted, you will receive an email confirming when this school place will be offered. Further information can be found on KCC's website.

Apply on line 

A Supplementary Form is not required for The Brent Primary School.

If you are unable to apply online please email kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk for an alternative method.

If a parent has applied online they will receive an email after 4pm on 16 April 2021 telling them which school they have been offered.  Parents can also log in from 5pm on 16 April 2021 to view the offer online.  A letter will be sent posted out first class.

If you are unhappy with the offer

View the schools website to find out more about it.

If you are still unhappy you can put your child on the waiting list or make an appeal for any of the schools you applied for.  

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021 you can appeal between 16th April -17 May 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 16 July 2021.   For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.

We recommend that you still accept the place your child has been offered. This will not affect your waiting list position or your appeal. It will guarantee your child has a school place if no places become available or if your appeal is unsuccessful. 

In year application

Transfer from school to school can occur at any time in the school year. 

The above form should be printed and returned to the school together with proof of age and address of the child.  You need to fill in a separate form for each child. The application will be processed and a letter sent advising of the outcome.

We are a highly oversubscribed school and hold a waiting list for all year groups.  If a space becomes available, we will offer from our waiting list following our 'over-subscription criteria' which can be viewed in our Admissions Policy.  We will contact you should a place become available and your child has the highest priority for it.  In this case you would be offered a warm welcome and invited for an informal guided tour and to meet with our Family Support Manager.

Once admission has been agreed, contact is made with the child’s previous school to ensure the transfer of assessments and data. 

As an ‘inclusive school’ we make no distinctions on admission on the grounds of race, faith, nationality, gender or disability. We are, however, mindful of the importance of ensuring that we are able to meet the ‘educational and emotional needs’ of all the children in our care. We would, therefore, seek to secure the appropriate resources for a pupil with identified needs, including, if necessary, supporting parents to apply for an EHCP.

At the discretion of the authority some children may be offered priority places because of their perceived needs, or the school may be named directly in a statement of educational needs.

If you don't live in Kent: you are free to apply directly to a Kent school using the same In Year Common Application Form but may wish to contact your Local Authority to keep them informed.

If you would like more information about joining our school please contact Mrs Helen Pearson, Admissions Manager, by telephone or by email at admissions@brent.kent.sch.uk.

You can find further information about the in year application process on the Kent County Council website.

The Kent School Database provides an online directory of Kent schools.  Use the 'Schools near me' search facility, entering your postcode and a distance value, to view the schools closest to your home address.

Arrangements for the admission of pupils with disabilities

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as one who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a persons’ ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Most children with Special Needs will not be disabled within the meaning of the Act. The admission of pupils with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as non-disabled pupils. Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility. It is the Governors’ Policy to accommodate pupils with disabilities should parents wish. Steps are taken to prevent any pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils. In practice we ensure that classroom and extra curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs. Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.