Children are normally admitted into our Reception Class in the September following their fourth birthday. Admission can be deferred to January if parents think it would be in the best interest of the child. Our admissions policy is in accordance with Kent County Council’s admissions procedures.
In the initial weeks of term, children attend school on a part time basis to allow a phased entry and to help aid their transition into school life.
The school will accept children irrespective of race, colour, religion and gender and will not discriminate against children with special educational needs or disabilities.
Places will be allocated according to the published admission criteria in priority order:
1. Looked After Children/Children in Local Authority Care
2. Siblings A brother or sister attending the school when the child starts. In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers and sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers or sisters.
3. Medical/Health Children and children of parents with medical, health, social and special access needs. Medical health, social and special access reasons will be applied in accordance with the school’s legalobligations, in particular those under The Equality Act 2010.
4. Distance from school (measured in a straight line)
More details regarding admission into Reception and other year groups can be found in our admissions policy, in the 'policies' section of our website.
Prospective parents are very welcome to visit the school while it is in session to view us at work, meet the headteacher, class teachers and the children. Please make an appointment via the school office (Tel. 01580 713249).
Our Admissions Policy can be viewed on our Policies page.
If your child is due to start Primary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday, 16th April 2024). You needed to submit your appeal before Tuesday 14th May 2024 for it to be considered by Tuesday 16th July 2024. 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.
For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education