Primary Admissions 2021
Admission to Primary Schools 2021
You must apply for a primary school place if:
- your child is due to start primary or infant school (reception year)
- your child is at infant school (year 2) and is due to start junior school (year 3)
- your child is at primary school (year 2) and you want your child to move to junior school at the start of year 3
Primary School Admissions for September 2021 - If you have a child who will be joining us next year, please ensure that you complete your application form. The Reception Common Application Forms (RCAF) and Primary School Booklets are available online at www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions from Thursday 5th November 2020. Parents are encouraged to apply online before 15th January 2021. Please see the school office should you require any support with this.
You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference. It's in your best interests to list 3 schools. Naming only one school does not guarantee your child a place at that school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.
To apply to a school outside of Kent, name the school in your application along with your other preferences. Your application details will be passed on to the relevant local authority for processing.
If you need advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email email@example.com.
If you are unhappy with the school place you've been offered, you can appeal for any of the schools you named in your application.
You can still accept the place your child has been offered. This will not affect your appeal and will guarantee your child has a school place if your appeal is unsuccessful.
You must submit your appeal to KCC before 17 May 2021 for it to be considered by 19 July 2021. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.
Once you have been offered a place, you must complete and return the acceptance form to the primary school offered together with birth certificate, council tax statement, utility bill and proof of child's address. If you miss the deadline to accept the place you should contact Admissions to discuss whether the place is still available. You may lose your place if you do not accept by the deadline.
Once you have accepted your place we will contact you in due course with further details of your child's admission. We have a maximum intake of 60 children.
When we know our exact intake, we begin the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed. In the Summer Term before the September start, parents come to an Open Evening with their children to find out more about how we work and ask any questions they might still have. This meeting also gives parents the opportunity to meet and talk with the Reception class teacher and other support staff. At the start of September, just before starting school, each child is visited at home by our Reception class staff.
A prospectus of all primary schools and written explanation of the co-ordinated admissions scheme is available on request from Admissions or our school office. If you would like to read or print a copy of Primary Schools co-ordinated admissions scheme booklet you can click on the link below or go to the Kent County Council website www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions.