Admissions for Reception Class
Our admission number for Reception Class is 30 and pupils begin their school life in the September following their fourth birthday.
Applications for children due to start primary school in September 2018 will open on 6 November 2017 and will close on 15 January 2018. More information can be found at www.kent.gov.uk/schooladmissions. Parents are encouraged to apply online at www.kent.gov.uk/ola. Parents will be informed of which school they have been offered on 18 April 2018.
For advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deciding on a school for your child is an important decision and we would recommend that all prospective parents visit our school before requesting a place. We run two Open Afternoons for prospective parents each November. During each Open Afternoon, Year 6 pupils lead tours of the school and the Headteacher gives a short talk to prospective parents. This year, our Open Afternoons will be on Tuesday 7 November and Tuesday 28 November from 1.30pm - 3.00pm. Please call the School Office on 01580 743596 to reserve a place on a tour.
In September, all Reception children stay for mornings only for the first five school days. In the second week, children stay for lunch and in week three they will be with us all day. Prior to a child starting in our Reception Class, parents and carers will be offered the opportunity to have a home visit where school staff can meet children in their familiar surroundings.
The school follows the LA’s admissions policy, a copy of which is available here.
In Year Admissions
Parents seeking a place for their child during the school year should download an ‘In Year Casual Admission Form’ (IYCAF) from this website and return it to the school. We will then inform you as to whether a place is available or not. Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to join the waiting list for places should a vacancy arise.
You can appeal if you have been refused a place at your preferred school. The Kent County Council Primary Schools Appeal Guide is available here.
No discrimination will be shown to a prospective pupil on the grounds of race, sex or ability nor to those with disabilities once mainstream schooling has been deemed to be the most appropriate placing.