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Application Process for September 2020
The application period for entry to reception in September 2020 has now closed. If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, and you have not yet applied, contact the School Admissions Team for information on submitting a late application.
offers of Reception places for September 2020 will be sent to parents who applied before the closing date on Thursday 16 April 2020
if you applied after the closing date, you will be notified in May of the place offered.
If you apply online Kent will email you on 16 April 2020 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered. You can also log in from 5pm on 16 April 2019 to view your offer.
If you apply using a paper form Kent will send your offer by first class post on 16 April 2020. Please wait 3 working days for your letter to arrive before contacting Kent with any queries.
After you get your school offer
You will need to accept or refuse the offer directly to the school.
To add your child's name to a waiting list you will need to complete the primary waiting list form and return it to Kent.
Not offered the schools you applied for
This may be because
your child was not eligible for the school
there were more applications than spaces available so Kent used the school's oversubscription criteria to prioritise which children to offer places to
In these cases Kent must offer your child a place at another school. This will usually be the nearest school to your home with available places.
If you are unhappy with the offer
Please visit the school you have been offered to find out more about it. Kent recommends that you accept the place your child has been offered. This will not affect any waiting list position or appeal. It will guarantee your child has a school place if no places become available or if your appeal is unsuccessful.
If you are still unhappy you can make an appeal for any of the schools you applied for. If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2020 you can appeal between 16 April and 14 May 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 16 July 2020. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.
In year application
Transfer from school to school can occur at any time in the school year. Please complete an In Year Common Application Form and send it to our school. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find further information about the in year application process on the Kent County Council website.