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The Brent Primary

Admissions

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 a three form entry school on the east side of Dartford.

Starting School

How old should your child be when they start school?

Most children begin primary school at the start of the school year in which they reach school age (5 years old). All schools must provide for the admission of children from the September following their fourth birthday.

A school year runs from September to the following August.

Check when your child can start school

The published admission number for the school is 90.  

Where the number of applications for admission exceeds the number of places available, all applications are 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 below for the definition of these categories.

 

 

KCC's Parent Guide - Applying for a Primary School in Kent, September 2023

Government Advice for Summer Born Children

Are you thinking of applying to join The Brent Primary School?

Please view our website page Prospective Parents - September 2024.

Kent County Council's Application Process for September 2024

 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.

Primary school applications will open on 3 November 2023 and applications need to be submitted by 15 January 2024 for your child to be guaranteed an offer of a school place on 16 April 2024.

If you apply online KCC will email you on 16 April 2024 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered.  Offer emails will be sent to the email address provided on your application.  You can also log in from 5pm on 16 April 2024 to view your offer online.

The final date for Acceptance / Refusal and also for Late Applications and Waiting Lists is 14th May 2024.

KCC apply for primary school web page

If you are unhappy with the offer made

View the website of the school offered to find out more about it.

Put your child on the waiting list for your preferred school.

You can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day.  You must submit your appeal before 14 May 2024 for it to be considered by 16 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. 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.

Government advice for parents on school admission appeals

KCC appeal a school place web page

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. 

Further information about the appeal process can be found on the Kent County Council website following this link.

In Year Application

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

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 on the Kent County Council website following this link.

Are you thinking of applying to join The Brent Primary School?

View an interactive tour of our school

The above form should be printed and returned to the school or filled in and returned to the school.  It can be sent to admissions@brent.kent.sch.uk.  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':

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

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

 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 our 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.

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.