We are expanding year on year to become three form entry and at present this extends to our Year 4 cohort.
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.
Application Process for September 2021
The application period for entry to reception in September 2021 opens on 5 November 2020 and closes on 15 January 2021.
If you are unable to apply online please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an alternative method.
Information about schools in Kent can be found in the Primary Admissions Booklet 2021.
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.
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. You can appeal between 16 April and 14 May 2021.
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 interested in. You need to fill in a separate form for each child. In the event of the school being oversubscribed the prospective parents will be informed and told of their rights to appeal.
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 on our Admissions Policy. 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 email@example.com.
You can find further information about the in year application process on the Kent County Council website.