If you have a child born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 they will start school in September 2018.
Whilst the closing date for Kent County Council to receive applications was Monday 15th January 2018, late applications will be accepted and considered to be "on time" if they are late for a good reason and it is reasonably practicable to accept them. These late applications must be received by Kent County Council no later than 5pm on Friday 9th February 2018.
Kent County Council will also be able to amend applications if asked to do so no later than Friday 9th February 2018 with regard to house moves or changes of schools relating to house moves provided you have an exchange of contracts or a signed rental agreement for the new property. It will not be possible to submit these changes online. Parents should email email@example.com with the details of their required amendment, ensuring that they use the email account they used to register.
If you applied online, Kent will email you on 16th April 2018 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered. You can also log in from 5pm on 16th April 2018 to view your offer.
If you weren't offered any of 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 the school used its oversubscription criteria to prioritise which children to offer places to.
In these cases we 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 We suggest that you visit the school you have been offered to find out more about it. If you are still unhappy you can put your child on the waiting list or make an appeal for any of the schools you applied for. You can do either or both for the same school or for different schools. For example, you can appeal for one school and put your child on the waiting list for another. 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. If the waiting list or appeal are successful you must remember to tell the school you were originally offered that you no longer want the place.
Appeal If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2018 you can appeal between 16 April and 16 May 2018 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 18 July 2018. 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
You apply for an In Year Admission if your child has already started school and you wish to move them to another school.
If you live in Kent and want a Kent school: complete the In Year Common Application Form and send it to the school you are applying for. You need to fill in a separate form for each child and each school.
If you don't live in Kent: you are free to apply directly to Kent schools using the In Year Common Application Form but may wish to contact your Local Authority to keep them informed.
If we are unable to offer a place your child’s name will be added to our waiting list. If you contact the school office you will be able to obtain information on where your child is on the waiting list. You have the right to appeal against the refusal of a place.
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.
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.
If your child is not offered a place
If you applied for an in year admission but were not offered a place you can:
call 03000 41 21 21 (9am to 2pm and 4pm to 5pm Monday to Friday) or email email@example.com to find out which other schools have places available.