The Brent Primary School is part of Cygnus Academies Trust. We are expanding year on year to become three form entry and at present this extends to our Year 3 cohort.
All parents interested in requesting a pupil place at The Brent Primary School are offered a warm welcome at the school and invited to attend an information meeting and an informal guided tour. The dates for this year are: Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 1.30pm Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 1.30pm Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 1.30pm
The meeting will be held in our School Hall which is situated in our new building. Access to this is via St Johns Road and not via our School Office off London Road. Parking is not available on site. Please ensure you arrive promptly as the gate will close once the presentation has started.
If you have been unable to come and view the school please take the time to look at our PowerPoint presention.
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Application Process for September 2020
If you have a child born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 they will start school in September 2020.
Applications for transfer to primary school for September 2020 open on Tuesday 5 November 2019 and close at midnight on Wednesday 15 January 2020.
Applications are made online via Kent County Council Primary Admissions. You must submit one application per child, even if you already have a sibling in school. Parents have a right to express a preference for the school of their choice and they should do so on the application form. Expressing a preference does not, in itself, guarantee a place. 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. It is advisable for you to include your closest school as Kent will allocate a school if your own preferences are not successful.
Applications will be processed between 15 January and 16 April 2020. If you miss the deadline please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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 email@example.com.
You can find further information about the in year application process on the Kent County Council website.